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.
Shortly after Fresh & Easy opened their first stores in Southern California, our ethnographic analysts were on the scene alongside consumers, gathering their initial perceptions of the retail experience.More »
Despite the logical sounding assumption that sustainability concerns and behaviors among consumers and industry alike would take a back seat to more pressing needs during our recessionary epoch, we still find consumers and industry deeply...More »
Consumers consider the use of the earth's natural resources and impacts on the planet when evaluating whether or not a product, package or practice is environmentally responsible.More »
Geico. Chipotle. Tom's of Maine. What do these brands have in common? All of them are promoting sustainability through social involvement. Join us we profile eight companies who are successfully engaging and inspiring consumers through employment...More »
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.