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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 »

The Hartman Group's free weekly newsletter keeps you informed and up-to-date on the latest data, insights and trends emerging from our immersive fieldwork into the behavioral and cultural forces driving change to your business. Receive the latest information about upcoming events, research studies and special thought-leadership perspectives.

As organic’s authenticity halo fades, consumers turn to local food

To hear Organic Valley tell it, milk from grass-fed cows might be preferable in the dairy case. The cooperative says its Grassmilk product is flying off shelves at Whole Foods – a glittering star among stars. Many shoppers “have almost an... More »


Food and Beverage, Organic/Natural, Trends

Sustainability when eating out: A Q&A with a food service industry visionary

As The Hartman Group’s ethnographers head into the field for the upcoming syndicated study “Diners’ Changing Behaviors: Sustainability, Wellness and Where to Eat” with the progressive food consultancy Changing Tastes, we sat down with its... More »


Food and Beverage, Sustainability, Food Service/Restaurant

Look both ways before judging Whole Foods

By Harvey Hartman, Founder & Chairman

Amid the storm caused by Whole Foods lowering its annual sales projection for the fourth time in nine months, the media and analysts predictably focused on price and organic, organic and price. More »


Organic/Natural, Retail/Shopper Marketing, Point of View

Digital Food Life 2014: How technology shapes the way consumers eat

The Hartman Group’s archives are packed with more than 25 years of data on how consumers eat, and increasingly that research involves technologies that have become a ubiquitous part of people’s everyday lives: More »



Channel haze lingers. Clarity needed for brick-and-click roadside pantry effect

“Food is everywhere” has become a universally accepted fact as consumers navigate a broad array of retail channels both physical and online. Rather than organize shopping trips around meal plans for the next week, consumers shop for food on an... More »


Food and Beverage, Retail/Shopper Marketing

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