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Independent and chain retailers, wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, manufactures, brokers, and all those companies/organizations affiliated with the food industry in RI

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40 Higginson Ave
Central Falls, RI 02863
Office (401)431-0880
Email admin@rifda.com

What We Do

What We Do

Current Initiatives

Current Initiatives


2022 Communication Program Sponsors


Save The Date

2022 Annual Trade Day is June 22

  • Best Bagger Competition
  • Meet the RI Food Entrepreneurs
  • Networking Cocktail Reception
  • Annual Industry Dinner
  • Dinner Program

Thank you for visiting the Rhode Island Food Dealers Association website. The Association was established in 1909 and today it continues to foster the same mission. The Rhode Island Food Dealers Association is committed to serving the food industry through education, member services and by providing a unified voice for the industry before state and national government, thereby benefiting the industry with knowledge, strength and fellowship.


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The RI Food Dealers is a proud member of the the RI Business RI Alliance for Business Resilience!

The Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience (the Alliance) is a self-governed public-private partnership focused on improving the resilience of Rhode Island businesses and local communities.


Click here to see the latest FDA recalls and safety alerts!


Retail Member of the Month


Distributor/Supplier Member of the Month


IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING 2021 EVENTS:

2022 Trade Day is June 22nd at Kirkbrae Country Club


RIFDA Programs and Initiatives

2022 RIFDA Advertising & Communications Program

As many of you know, we have streamlined our communication process and marketing tools, moving to a more virtual/electronic platform. In the past we offered opportunities for members to support our communication and marketing efforts with some print advertising. This year we are updating that program to a more reflective of current opportunities for members to help offset some of our costs in these areas. As we have not been able to have all of our fundraising events this will offer an opportunity for members to support us. This is a twelve-month program that will run from November 2021 – October 2022. Please consider this opportunity to support the Association.
Here are some of the details:

Platinum Sponsor ($1,000):

  • 6” X 4” Sponsor Ad in Monthly Newsletter Six Times Per Year
  • Sponsor Logo Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in all Monthly Newsletter and Press Releases for One Year
  • Sponsor Logo Recognition as Platinum Sponsor on rifda.com for One Year

Gold Sponsor ($750):

  • 3” X 2” Sponsor Ad in Monthly Newsletter Four Times Per Year
  • Sponsor Logo Recognition as Gold Sponsor in all Monthly Newsletter and Press Releases for One Year
  • Sponsor Logo Recognition as Gold Sponsor on rifda.com for one year

Silver Sponsor ($500):

  • Sponsor Recognition as Silver Sponsor in all Monthly Newsletter and Press Releases for One Year
  • Sponsor Recognition as Platinum Sponsor on rifda.com for One Year

Learn more


PAST EVENTS

 Cliff Johnson-RIFDA Annual Golf Tournament 

Each year, RIFDA works very hard to upgrade and improve our annual tournament. The event format was well received by all; friendly registration, golfer welcome gift, the tournament golf award cash prizes, bigger and better door prize give-a-ways and a (50/50) raffle paying out $600!
Kirkbrae Country Club is a perfect location for an all day event: a boxed lunch was available on the terrace, shot gun start including 3-$1,000 & 1-$10,000 hole in-one cash opportunities, cocktails, dinner, golf awards, prize presentations, and the 50/50 raffle drawing.

Thanks to our members for their outstanding support of the Cliff Johnson-RIFDA Golf Tournament!

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RI Business Leaders Day Presented by Senator Jack Reed and Hosted by RIFDA

This event is presented by Senator Jack Reed. It is a substantive agenda from a roster of nationally-known speakers with knowledge of the federal policies and debates that support and affect Rhode Island Businesses.

The speakers discuss a broad range of subjects including the economy, commerce, the budget, housing, and national security, along with a host of other public policy issues. Top Cabinet officials, Senators, Congressmen and other government and media professionals offer their insights on these and other current affairs.  The event seeks to provide information on the important issues which impact the economies of both our State and Nation.

This day-long event also includes round trip airfare (or conference only option), ground transportation, catered food & beverage and a post conference reception all in the company of Senator Jack Reed and his staff.

Attendees heard from a variety of energetic and dynamic speakers, including: Professor Darrell M. West, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, Margaret Brennan (Moderator of “Face the Nation”), Jelena McWilliams (Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Elaine Chao (Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Admiral Michael Mullen and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.

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RIFDA Annual Convention

What more could you ask for? A picturesque setting at the Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth, MA, a private beach,  great accommodations, The Bayberry Hills Golf Tournament, upbeat ambiance, welcome reception, excellent food, camaraderie, an open hospitality house, great laughs, Chairman’s Dinner with Exceptional Entertainment, beach front dinners, door prize give-a-ways and much more!