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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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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Walmart, Dollar Stores and Specialty Natural Stores: Different Channels, Same Shopper?

Shoppers today are a fickle bunch, or at least it would seem so if you follow them around like we do and observe that on any given day they shop mass discounters, club stores, grocery stores, dollar stores or natural/specialty stores and of...

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Center Store Alert: Chipotle "Simply Leads the Way" Again

Chipotles recent decision to reformulate its tortillas to a 100 percent natural standard poses an interesting question for makers and marketers of ingredients, sauces and other meal staples in retail grocery.

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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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