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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Food And Beverage Product Recalls, Withdrawals And Safety Alerts, Oh My!

A review of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's safety site shows that since the beginning of 2015, product recalls, withdrawals and safety alerts are almost a daily occurrence in America.

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Weekends Are Made for Marketers. Here’s the Real Potential of Party Occasions

Elaborate parties thrown on weekends seem to have gone the way of Jay Gatsby, culturally, we are aware of such occasions, but socially many prefer to barbecue, tailgate, eat out or have a solo snack or a couples weekend dinner at home.

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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.

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The Sharing Economy Is Now Invading Our Kitchens

There are alternatives to not having to cook at home or leave the house for a restaurant-quality meal, but would you allow a total stranger into your home and kitchen, even if he or she is a trained chef? Food culture is not immune to disruptive...

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Innovation and Digital Food Landscape, Part Two: Home Meal Delivery

Industrialization led to the creation of an entire category of household appliances, and labor-saving devices, tools and gadgets, all designed to make domestic life easier and less burdensome.

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Innovation and Digital Food Landscape, Part One: Lessons of Dinosaur Entertainment Industries and Digital Food Start-ups

Digital-based food start-ups (currently the media darlings of the investment community) generated more than $200 million in venture capital investments in Q1 of 2014 alone.

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Cooking is not the “simple solution” Mark Bittman claims

For all the wisdom columnist and author Mark Bittman has imparted over the years — including cogent arguments regarding public policy and against eating too much sugar and meat, plus books full of beloved recipes — sometimes it is unfortunately...

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From reading the organic tea leaves to turning questions on their heads: The Hartman Group at 25

If a consumer insights company could choose any quarter century in which to study culture and consumer behavior, it would be hard pressed to find a more interesting 25 years than those just passed.

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Converging paths: The importance of paying respect to culture

Back in the day, before Harvey Hartman founded The Hartman Group, he worked for a time at Wang Laboratories with Edward Yang, then the senior vice president responsible for the Asia Pacific and Americas region.

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Food culture is key to getting home grocery delivery right

Home food delivery services clearly need to offer the right product selection and user interface, and they need to get home delivery right — and right into people’s kitchens. But even if those are nailed down, if home grocery and food delivery...

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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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