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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Boiron: Homeopathic Medicines Go Mainstream

As many as 50% of French consumers use homeopathic medicines, yet among the broad range of over- the-counter (OTC) products available to consumers in the United States today, homeopathic medicines have (until fairly recently) occupied mainly a...

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Fat Stigma: Cultural vs. Individual Obesity

Citing what is believed to be a growing global stigma linked to obesity, The New York Times recently published results from a multicountry study describing an international spread of fat stigma.

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Infographic: Obesity in America

Soaring obesity rates make the US one of the fattest countries on the planet. Overweight and obesity rates have increased steadily since the 1980s in both men and women. Three out of four people are projected to be overweight or obese within...

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Putting (More) Health in Whole Foods Market

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (WFM) is now the self-proclaimed largest retailer of natural and organic foods in the world. Aside from Trader Joe’s, the company has always been at the forefront of the grocery industry, often...

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Eat Less. Why Is This Now News?

With companies and organizations getting behind First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat childhood obesity and rumors of yet another revision to the USDA’s Food Pyramid, we thought it prudent to remind you there really is nothing new here.

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Cleaning the Garage

This week, we offer the following recap of some of our most successful ahead of the curve insights from years past. For those unaware, we’ve been publishing Hartbeat for more than 8 years. And as we were recently exploring these archives (all of...

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Trends Trek: Health & Wellness Edition

Join us this week as we visit the local spots that are on trend and on the horizon in the world of health and wellness. As the season begins to turn, we find ourselves spending more time in the great indoors, eager to return to old haunts and...

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Oprah, Food and Us

Recently, when Oprah sat down with Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food, and God, we were reminded of our own recommendations on understanding the obesity crisis. Today, we discuss the role of culture in our collective eating behaviors and why...

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Wellness 2010: Balance Redefined

First published in 1998, Natural Sensibility: A Study of America’s Changing Culture and Lifestyle, was one of the first publications to invoke the term wellness, along with the subsequent idea that Americans were adopting wellness lifestyles.

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There's No Magic Bean for Obesity

Recently, the Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed piece by Thomas Philipson and Richard Posner on the public policy debates surrounding obesity. Today, we bring you our take on understanding the big problem with obesity and why culture, not...

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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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