2022 One Table Report

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More than 100 companies came together to suggest ideas for this year’s research, with the goal of helping foodservice suppliers create better solutions for operators facing a uniquely challenging combination of high inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions.

The One Table work is conducted and funded entirely by Datassential, and we are happy to offer this new research to you at no cost. Please use these insights and share them with your colleagues across the industry – and let’s expertly navigate these crazy times together.

What's covered in this report:

  • The State of the Operator – an update on operators’ perceptions around labor, supply chain, and inflation, and more
  • Products & Purchasing – how menu makers are adjusting their purchasing and innovation planning
  • The Road Ahead – details on what decision makers need from their partners to navigate the new normal
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In this report:

The current environment is extremely challenging for foodservice operators and it's very likely their short-term need states have changed, which in turn means that industry suppliers need to update their product, marketing, and go-to market initiatives to compete effectively.

In this study, 800 operators with purchasing authority from all major foodservice segments were surveyed. Uncover what Datassential has learned about how the industry intends to combat inflation, the labor crunch, and supply disruption simultaneously and get back to growth. 

This research is free of charge and was put together in collaboration with the One Table community of industry suppliers to help better serve foodservice operators.

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State of the Operator

An update on operators’ perceptions around labor, supply chain, and inflation, and more.

Sneak peek stat:

  • 77% of operators have raised menu prices in general
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Purchasing & Planning

How menu makers are adjusting their purchasing and innovation planning.

Sneak peek stat:

  • 26% of operators say in the past 6 months they have shifted to value tier products in order to buy certain products or categories
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The Road Ahead

Details on what decision makers need from their partners to navigate the new normal.

Sneak peek stat:

  • 85% of operators value service offerings beyond just products and fulfillment