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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Health & Wellness Trends: Energy Is More Than a Beverage

A vital element of health and wellness today is “energy.” Having the right amount of energy means consumers that can “live the life I want.”

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For Those Who Missed It: 10 Trends in Health & Wellness From Hartman A.C.T. Seattle 2015

An amazing amount of data and insights was presented into a variety of health and wellness topics relevant to the food and beverage industry

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It’s Not All Greek For The Yogurt Category. What’s Next? Innovation Is A Key Answer

The yogurt category has long flourished beneath the halo of health and wellness, but almost exclusively through the lens of dieting.

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Sour On Milk? The Changing Relationship Between Consumers And Milk

Milk used to be something that the average American wouldn’t think to question. For decades, it’s been an ‘of course,’ an ‘obviously,’ a ‘when’ rather than an ‘if’;’ in other words, a cultural norm.

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Animal Proteins: The Consumer-Driven Demand For Transparency

As a culture, we've been thinking about animal welfare for at least a century: Upton Sinclair sounded an alarm about both animal and worker welfare with the publication of "The Jungle" in 1905.

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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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Soylent: The Future of "Replacing" the Meal or Replacing the Joy of Eating?

For several decades, Americans have experimented with specialized health beverages designed to replace meals. Think diet and nutrition shakes like Boost, Ensure or SlimFast.

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GMOs: The Elephant That Won’t Leave The Room

Despite the recent news that the USDA has developed a voluntary government certification and labeling program for foods that are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the issue continues to cast a very large shadow over the food and...

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Shopping for Wellness Begins With Food and Beverage

Since the early 1990s, we’ve documented the transformational changes that swept across a broad swath of the retail landscape driven en masse by the evolution of consumers’ interests, habits and aspirations.

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Gluten free eating returns to its whole-grain roots

Its impossible to time a fad and gluten free is one that has already lasted longer than many expected. Long-term growth of gluten-free products is not likely to come from consumers who buy them for weight management, nor from people who jump on...

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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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