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.
Packaging is just one cue, among many, that consumers use when evaluating products. Increasingly, sustainable packaging equates to healthfulness which in turn equates with premium products. Thus, unnatural (chemical-based) packaging has an...More »
While the term foodie, is ever more popular, as with many culturally energized food terms appropriated by the media, mass market, and mass culture (e.g., natural, organics), foodie is fast nearing an exhaustion point as an apt descriptor for...More »
The Hartman Group, Inc. today announced that Laurie Demeritt, the current president and COO of the company, is being elevated to Chief Executive Officer of the firm. She succeeds Harvey Hartman, founder of The Hartman Group, who is stepping...More »
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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.