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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Chipotle and Food Safety: Serving Up Transparency to Earn Back Consumers’ Trust

Issues about ensuring the safety of America’s food supply chain are back in the news. This time it’s the E. coli outbreak at Chipotle restaurants that sickened over 50 people across 11 states

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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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Tipping the Scales on Weight Management: Challenges and Tactics

While it may be more socially acceptable to be overweight, consumers realize it is a serious health issue that requires personal action.

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Silent Generation: Not So Silent When It Comes to Food

In the context of a changing food culture, elder care facility providers are increasingly looking at food service as a way to differentiate themselves in a competitive market and are branding themselves with health-conscious menus that reflect...

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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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The CEO Interview: DRY Sparkling, Crafting New Frontiers in Premium Beverages

Lavender. Cucumber. Juniper Berry. These are the types of unique, new flavors redefining the soda category. The company leading the charge is Seattle-based DRY Sparkling.

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The Influence of College Dining: Education Beyond the Classroom

College dining halls are increasingly being seen as an extension of the classroom where students are being educated about healthy and sustainable food choices.

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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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Cracking The Millennial Code: Generation Fast Casual

An aura of mystique about how to interact with Millennials has long shrouded this generation.

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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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