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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In Pursuit of Something New and Different: Food Culture’s New Vitality

A number of vectors of change in ideas, beliefs and practices are fermenting in American food and beverage culture.

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Snacking Culture: Consumers Take Control of Portion Sizing

Today, many consumers simply perceive that they are more than capable of controlling portions. They want the ability to decide the sizes of the portions for themselves, rather than have it dictated for them by outside parties.

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Silent Generation: Not So Silent When It Comes to Food

In the context of a changing food culture, elder care facility providers are increasingly looking at food service as a way to differentiate themselves in a competitive market and are branding themselves with health-conscious menus that reflect...

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Cheers to That: Social Dining Is a Big-Ticket Restaurant Occasion

As we all know, going out to eat with a group of friends can be the highlight of pretty much anyone’s week.

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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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Walmart, Dollar Stores and Specialty Natural Stores: Different Channels, Same Shopper?

Shoppers today are a fickle bunch, or at least it would seem so if you follow them around like we do and observe that on any given day they shop mass discounters, club stores, grocery stores, dollar stores or natural/specialty stores and of...

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Modern Cooking: Welcoming Food Back to the Center of Everyday Life

In an iconic yesteryear, memorable family meals began with Mom doing all the meal planning, shopping and cooking.

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The CEO Interview: DRY Sparkling, Crafting New Frontiers in Premium Beverages

Lavender. Cucumber. Juniper Berry. These are the types of unique, new flavors redefining the soda category. The company leading the charge is Seattle-based DRY Sparkling.

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