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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A word of caution: understanding the broader cultural context of nutritional intake trends

It would appear that America’s real nutrient intake, not just its retail grocery dollars, is shifting toward macronutrients that fight against the margin model of the industry…at least for now.

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Modern eating ideologies: how and why we diet today

Nearly every consumer today has some kind of dieting ideology (or system of ideas and ideals) that they currently practice.

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LIVE, SHOP, BUY: SHOPPING FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

The realities of consumers’ aspirations and demands to eat and drink healthier products and experience higher-quality wellness lifestyles have been the dominant factor dring the innovation of products and brands and the retail shopping experience.

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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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