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Reflections on Cultural Change

Reflections on Cultural Change

In each issue of Hartman Perspectives, Harvey Hartman takes a broad look at what’s changed and what’s coming in food culture. It’s been a tremendous... More »

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What if back-to-school meant 4 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of shoes and 3 smartphones?

At The Hartman Group, our passion, our obsession, is culture. Why is culture so darn important you ask? Because it is the very fabric of everyday life; culture is the key to understanding the unmet needs that actually matter. More »


Culture, Social Media/Technology

The changing language of food culture, from meal assembly to blondies to the verboten nom nom

Technology is perhaps the greatest catalyst for new words in the dictionary, but gastronomy ranks high as well, recently bringing to Oxford Dictionaries “cake pops,” “blondies,” “pear cider” and the Latin beer drink “michelada.” More »


Food and Beverage, Culture, Social Media/Technology

The not-so-sad decline of cooking from scratch

We’re becoming a country of connoisseurs, but not cooks. Instead, we take foods that are precooked from restaurants and retailers and combine them into a yummy meal. More »


Eating Occasions, Culture

Whole Foods, watch out: The rise of Mariano’s and the killer grocery format for the 21st century

There has been a quiet disruption within the upmarket end of the retail continuum for years that is now reaching a tipping point. And it is not Whole Foods. More »


Food and Beverage, Retail/Shopper Marketing

Food adventure: How quickly can digital start-ups disrupt food shopping?

There’s an explosion of start-ups attempting to explode the very notion of grocery shopping by converting that habit into a practice of digitally driven, occasion-based provisioning. More »


Demographics Analysis, Food and Beverage, Culture, Retail/Shopper Marketing

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