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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What Happened to the Food? An Awakening from Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

If you’ve followed The Hartman Group for any length of time, then you know that we often talk about the places where food is becoming more prominent in our culture, but it's equally important to highlight the places where it's fading into the...

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Five things you need to know about Millennials

Millennials are leaving indelible footprints on the marketplace. It is a demographic group that has been the darlings and devils of marketers. How to influence these masters of customization and self-expression remains a mystery to many. To help...

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Do You Have the Stomach for Gluten-Free?

From a macro health and wellness perspective, consumers remain laser-focused on fresh, local, high-quality foods with unwavering passion. For progressive wellness consumers, the avoidance of gluten hits at the root source of all wellness:...

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Out to Lunch: Eating Occasions on the Menu

The Hartman Eating Occasions Compass provides a deeper understanding–as well as more relevant insights–because it is lodged firmly in the arena of consumer culture and, more specifically, food and eating culture. The Compass database isn’t a...

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AmazonFresh…Grocery Domination Ahead?

We live in a world where the divisions between online and offline are increasingly blurred. Online grocery shopping represents a natural evolution in how consumers are living their lives simultaneously in both the physical and digital world.

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Ideas in Food 2013 -- A Cultural Perspective

Ideas in Food offers an insightful perspective by examining the underlying force behind how consumers eat, shop, and live. We look forward to continuing to explore and distill how Food Culture will continue to shape 2013 and beyond.

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Food Culture 2012 Year in Review

Over the past year, our ethnographers have crisscrossed the United States and ventured to distant lands, immersed deeply into consumer culture, to uncover new insights and track the ongoing saga of the ever-changing consumer. Here’s a list of 12...

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Relay Foods Interview: Growth of Online (Local) Grocery

Whereas the e-grocery business model failed miserably in the dot-com meltdown of the late 1990s, the drumbeat for a profound shift in how shoppers purchase groceries is sounding loudly today as several influences converge at once: whether it’s...

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Eating Alone: The Food Marketer's Hidden Opportunity

Eating alone is fast becoming the new normal. The Hartman Group’s analysis of how we eat as a culture shows that today a fairly astounding 46% of all adult eating occasions (up from 44% in 2010) are undertaken alone.

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Health & Wellness Trend Update:

Growth of the U.S. personal care product market is expected to continue over the next few years as consumers expand their purchases of higher-quality beauty and personal care products. According to industry reports and economic indicators, as...

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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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