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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5 Lessons from the Wonders of Food Science

If you have been following recent developments in the food world, you might have been surprised by the (relatively) meteoric rise of the so-called technoemotional or what others have termed molecular gastronomy movement -- the application of...

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Pantry to Pantry

Though I don’t necessarily recommend the practice to others, I often use my father-in-law as inspiration for innovative ideas in the CPG and associated retail sectors. Some men share common interests like hunting with their fathers-in-law. Others...

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Cultural Occasions for Snacking

Does anyone remember when moms used to sing folksy jingles about what happens to little boys who “stick their hands in the cookie jar” a reminder that snacking is a rare treat, not a right, let alone a necessity? This must seem pretty quaint to...

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All Saints Day

Iconic brands like the Saints have no need for P&L numbers or experienced management, their soul arises deep within, carrying them far above the fray of “la vie ordinaire.”

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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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