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.

Hartbeat image

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...

 More »

Hartbeat image

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.

 More »

Hartbeat image

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.

 More »

Hartbeat image

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.

 More »

Hartbeat image

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?

 More »

Hartbeat image

Cracking The Millennial Code: Generation Fast Casual

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

 More »

Hartbeat image

Center Store Alert: Chipotle "Simply Leads the Way" Again

Chipotles recent decision to reformulate its tortillas to a 100 percent natural standard poses an interesting question for makers and marketers of ingredients, sauces and other meal staples in retail grocery.

 More »

Hartbeat image

Millennial Food Shoppers And Diners: Spontaneous. Flexible. Contradictory.

The Hartman Groups national syndicated research details how Americas Millennial generation has become a barometer for the future of food and beverage culture.

 More »

Hartbeat image

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.

 More »

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.

DOWNLOAD REPORT OVERVIEW AND ORDER FORM »

subscribe
hartbeat subscribe