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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Our Standby Mealtime Companion

Imagine for a moment one of any traditional mealtime settings–breakfast, lunch or evening dinner. A usual accompaniment at these eating occasions was often the daily newspaper, a favored magazine, perhaps a television program playing in the...

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Millennials’ Brand Preferences Shift Due to Household Structure

Today’s Millennials are coming of age in a postmodern world–which encourages consumption with playful, carefree abandon. In 2011, two-thirds of Millennials are over the age of 21, the oldest now entering their 30s. By 2015, almost half of the...

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The Great Demise of In-Store TV

Retailers and marketers continue to want to fill grocery stores and other retail spaces with television monitors broadcasting an endless variety of content. But what will putting TV’s in stores accomplish? Today, we bring you our take on in-store...

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Over On The Blog

Since 2005 we've been blogging the latest from the great expanse of the Internet and beyond. This week, we dive into the archives, offering you a round up of what's been trending this year on SparkBlog.

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5 Lessons from the Wonders of Food Science

If you have been following recent developments in the food world, you might have been surprised by the (relatively) meteoric rise of the so-called technoemotional or what others have termed molecular gastronomy movement -- the application of...

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From Print to iPad

There is a general cultural tendency to want to view the present as dramatically different from the past–especially when speaking to people one or two generations younger than ourselves. In truth, there are often far more similarities than...

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Spirit of Innovation

Sure, you can experiment with brand extensions or tweaks on existing product categories, but that's not real innovation. However, unbridled energy can lead to a new way of doing, capture the spirit of innovation and (perhaps accidentally) invent...

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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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