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About Us

The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) is a nonprofit trade association for food retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, distributors, and other industry professionals. Our membership includes over 1,500 companies ranging from small independents to the world's largest corporations. IDDBA helps its members enhance their economic position by providing opportunities for professional dialogue, education, exchange of industry data and selling opportunities.

IDDBA produces top industry trends reports and original research, and develops training programs on marketing, merchandising, management and operations, food safety, and customer service. The IDDBA show is a vital networking event for the industry, featuring the finest in dairy, deli and bakery. The annual tradeshow attracts close to 9,000 registrants, includes over 1,800 exhibit booths, and features distinguished and internationally-recognized speakers such as business leaders, key policy makers, former presidents, celebrity chefs, and star athletes.

Mission 

Our mission is to expand our leadership role in promoting the growth and development of dairy, deli, and bakery sales in the food industry.
 

Vision 

Our vision is to be the essential resource for relevant information and services which add value across all food channels for the dairy, deli, and bakery categories.
 

History

IDDBA was originally founded as the Wisconsin Cheese Seminar in 1964.  In response to the evolving needs and desires of the industry, the association underwent name and organizational shifts to better align to member interests. The association's name changed to the International Cheese and Deli Association in 1980 and the International Dairy-Deli Association in 1985 before assuming the current name in 1991. In 1988, the annual seminar and exposition was named Dairy-Deli-Bake. Our ability to evolve reflects our commitment to the retailers, distributors, brokers, manufacturers and others in the industry who have joined together to share their knowledge, ideas and talents.