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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Multi-dimensional Mealtimes: More than Just Comida

In the Latino culture, where traditional flavors and authentic ingredients are cherished, what's for dinner can actually be less important than why the meal is served. Family-centric, Latinos gather around the table to nourish their bodies as...

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Hispanic? Latino? Acculturation? Charting a course to understand today's multi-cultural latino consumer

Without question, the greatest challenge facing those marketing to the Latino consumer stems from the tendency to generalize and simplify a demographic segment of the population. Throughout our years as social scientists and cultural...

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Bringing Food Culture to Life: The Story Behind Foodville

Bud Appleton may not (yet) have his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame like Homer Simpson, but he does have this in common with the TV superstar: he’s a two-dimensional animated cartoon character. Bud’s “Foodville” is a humorous outlet for The...

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Selling fresh, but are consumers buying it?

It is important to understand that fresh is not so much an objective distinction (as in the difference between fresh fruit and canned fruit) as it is a multi-faceted framing device that allows consumers to differentiate between the real and the...

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What the 1 percent can teach the "All-Knowing Oz"

Dr. Oz set forth the argument for relevance based on nutritional grounds. Consumers, however, aren't as concerned about the nutritional value of foods and beverages as they are with perceptions of products being overly processed, less fresh, and,...

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Snacking our way through the day: find out what America's changing eating habits mean for your business

The Hartman Group's America's Changing Eating Habits syndicated research, provides fresh, new data and insights to help you understand shifts in food culture and the consumer behaviors in snacking, eating alone, and convenience.

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What Happened to the Food? An Awakening from Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

If you’ve followed The Hartman Group for any length of time, then you know that we often talk about the places where food is becoming more prominent in our culture, but it's equally important to highlight the places where it's fading into the...

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Sweetener Wars: Refining the Treat

How Americans manage sweetness is becoming increasingly a divided issue whereby, on one hand, consumers view sweetened products as an important part of their lifestyle while, on the other hand, they view it as a potential threat to their health.

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Ideas in Food 2013 -- A Cultural Perspective

Ideas in Food offers an insightful perspective by examining the underlying force behind how consumers eat, shop, and live. We look forward to continuing to explore and distill how Food Culture will continue to shape 2013 and beyond.

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Food Culture 2012 Year in Review

Over the past year, our ethnographers have crisscrossed the United States and ventured to distant lands, immersed deeply into consumer culture, to uncover new insights and track the ongoing saga of the ever-changing consumer. Here’s a list of 12...

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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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