The Hartman Group’s weekly food and beverage industry newsletter delivers the latest data, insights and thought-provoking analysis about the trends and consumer behaviors reshaping todays – and tomorrow’s food and beverage culture.

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MODERN EATING: PLANNING FOR THE UNPLANNED. SPONTANEITY RULES!

Given the nature of today’s complex, chaotic lifestyles, eating occasions are increasingly unplanned and impulsive.

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AN IMPROVED ECONOMY OR A MUCH BETTER (STORE) BRAND?

When the recession hit in 2008, there was a predictable spike in private label sales. Was it temporary or did it portend a permanent shift away from name brands?

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LIVE, SHOP, BUY: SHOPPING FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

The realities of consumers’ aspirations and demands to eat and drink healthier products and experience higher-quality wellness lifestyles have been the dominant factor dring the innovation of products and brands and the retail shopping experience.

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DISCOUNT SHOPPING: THEATRICS OF THRIFT OR THRILL OF THE TREASURE HUNT?

During the Great Recession, many predicted consumers would change their shopping behaviors in favor of bargain-driven retail formats. Did they?

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EVOLVING TREND IN EATING OCCASIONS: “ALL BY MYSELF”

How we eat in America today is a reflection of the continued erosion of ritual, and nothing is more powerful proof of this than just how much of our collective eating occasions happen alone.

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FOOD SHOPPING IN AMERICA 2017

As leaders in the study of American food culture, The Hartman Group has been tracking how Americans shop for food since the 1990s. From one-stop shopping to multichannel shopping to online markets and click-and-collect, we continue to track consumers’ evolving perceptions, needs, habits and relationships with food retailers. New to the 2017 report is a special section on the expansion of the discount grocery channel, the emerging fresh-format channel and smaller-footprint retail formats.

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