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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Future Of Food Trends: Rethink Protein. Are You Ready For Crickets?

New protein sources are likely to become increasingly important as more consumers make a conscious decision to eat less meat

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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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10 Takeaways From Evolving Culture of Food & Beverage, Austin 2015

At The Hartman Group's A.C.T. "Food Culture Forecast 2015" this past April 2 held in Austin, TX, professionals and practitioners from across the broad spectrum of the food and beverage industry converged for an immersive learning experience on...

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Cracking The Millennial Code: Generation Fast Casual

An aura of mystique about how to interact with Millennials has long shrouded this generation.

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What's Old Is New Again: Revisiting Our Thinking On Generational Marketing

What do Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Z have in common? Much, much more than marketers would want to believe.

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Rising Star: Local Continues Its Ascent As A Marker Of Quality And Trust

Buying local is a big deal today. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates sales of local food and beverage products at over 11 billion annually.

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Center Store Alert: Chipotle "Simply Leads the Way" Again

Chipotles recent decision to reformulate its tortillas to a 100 percent natural standard poses an interesting question for makers and marketers of ingredients, sauces and other meal staples in retail grocery.

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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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Finding Growth in Food and Beverage

The reality is that real consumer demand for packaged food is declining, albeit from a very high base compared to other markets. Assessing the long-term outlook for the packaged food and beverage industry requires looking beneath topline sector...

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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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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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