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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Leftovers, Mini-Dates and the Hidden Opportunities for Food Service and Restaurants

Mention “going out on a date” and one might conjure up images of dinner at a fine dining restaurant loaded with romantic ambience. But what of the “mini-date?” A “date” that consists of snack?

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Our Fragmented Modern Eating Culture

Our culture is changing, and so is how we eat. Shifts in the culture and demographics of the U.S. are impacting the what, when, where, who, and why of consumers' eating habits.

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It’s Not All Greek For The Yogurt Category. What’s Next? Innovation Is A Key Answer

The yogurt category has long flourished beneath the halo of health and wellness, but almost exclusively through the lens of dieting.

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Sour On Milk? The Changing Relationship Between Consumers And Milk

Milk used to be something that the average American wouldn’t think to question. For decades, it’s been an ‘of course,’ an ‘obviously,’ a ‘when’ rather than an ‘if’;’ in other words, a cultural norm.

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Future Of Food Trends: Rethink Protein. Are You Ready For Crickets?

New protein sources are likely to become increasingly important as more consumers make a conscious decision to eat less meat

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10 Takeaways From Evolving Culture of Food & Beverage, Austin 2015

At The Hartman Group's A.C.T. "Food Culture Forecast 2015" this past April 2 held in Austin, TX, professionals and practitioners from across the broad spectrum of the food and beverage industry converged for an immersive learning experience on...

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What's Old Is New Again: Revisiting Our Thinking On Generational Marketing

What do Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Z have in common? Much, much more than marketers would want to believe.

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Soylent: The Future of "Replacing" the Meal or Replacing the Joy of Eating?

For several decades, Americans have experimented with specialized health beverages designed to replace meals. Think diet and nutrition shakes like Boost, Ensure or SlimFast.

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Now Here's A Trend That Could Be Cool: Premium Ice

Mention ice and one might conjure up images of conventional bags of ice sold in grocery or convenience stores. It seems like a category frozen in cultural time as well as within its distribution system.

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When Food-Shopping Habits Converge With Dining-Out Habits: The Rise in Demand for Fresh, Healthy and Sustainable Options

Whether eating in home or away from home, consumers today, pursue new experiences and food and flavor distinctions such as fresh, local, organic and natural.

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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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