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 ideologies: how and why we diet today

Nearly every consumer today has some kind of dieting ideology (or system of ideas and ideals) that they currently practice.

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Snacking Brazilian style: A shift away from traditional fresh to packaged goods

Nibbling is part of Brazil’s cultural heritage, and Brazilians do so without the guilt often associated with snacking in the U.S.

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10 POWER WORDS IN FOOD CULTURE

Staying relevant to consumers is vital and the following list of words help to define food culture today

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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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SOPHISTICATED WEIGHT MANAGERS: EMPLOYING A NOVEL APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS

America’s cultural struggles against a collective bulging waistline may seem like old news. What is new is that, as a society, there is greater acceptance today for being overweight than in the 1950s, when modern dieting culture began.

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Spotlight on Snacking: A Hartbeat Special Edition

In the past 24 hours, what have nine in ten U.S. consumers had? If you answered a snack, then you’d be on trend, on point and on topic with the most profound change occurring in America’s consumers’ eating and drinking behaviors.

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As Snackification in Food Culture Becomes More Routine, Traditional Mealtimes Get Redefined

The culture of food and beverage is in constant motion, modern eating culture is marked by fragmentation and an upending of tradition.

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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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