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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The GMO Debate: When Perception Deters Purchase, a Little Bit of Transparency Goes a Long Way

Today’s consumers are becoming more curious and cautious about the foods and beverages they purchase for themselves and their families.

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2015 Food Culture Year in Review – The Best of Hartbeat, Hartbeat Exec and Hartbeat Acumen

We’ve prepared a special downloadable issue of Hartbeat to recap the year 2015's key highlights from our  Hartbeat newsletter articles, Hartbeat Acumen infographics and quarterly editions of Hartbeat Exec.

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Trend of the Year: Strategizing SIMPLE in the Food and Beverage Marketplace

As consumers have clamored for cleaner product ingredient lists, driven by their desires for fresher, less processed foods and beverages, companies have heard these demands and have begun to respond.

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Cheers to That: Social Dining Is a Big-Ticket Restaurant Occasion

As we all know, going out to eat with a group of friends can be the highlight of pretty much anyone’s week.

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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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Finding Growth in Food and Beverage

The reality is that real consumer demand for packaged food is declining, albeit from a very high base compared to other markets. Assessing the long-term outlook for the packaged food and beverage industry requires looking beneath topline sector...

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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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New Mothers: A Missed Opportunity?

No one has a more profound, unique and sensitive relationship with foods and beverages than a new mother.

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Cultural Tension: Technology, Transparency and Quality Food Experiences

Ever seen a two-inch-high, medium-rare filet mignon cooked perfectly evenly edge-to-edge that then melts like butter in your mouth? Hint: this cannot be achieved on a grill or in a pan.

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Unstoppable ALDI: Walmart's Biggest Threat?

ALDI continues to be the most underestimated grocery retailer in the U.S. market. In CPG circles, it is easy to understand why. ALDI is a control label retail operator, selling primarily, if not entirely, their own privately branded knockoffs of...

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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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