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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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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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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Whole Foods' Challenge: Value + Fresh in Contemporary Food Retail

Of course the recent announcement by Whole Foods Market that it will be launching a new store format under a new banner that will focus on cheaper fresh offerings touched off a frenzy of speculation about this new offering and its potential for...

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New Mothers: A Missed Opportunity?

No one has a more profound, unique and sensitive relationship with foods and beverages than a new mother.

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Millennial Food Shoppers And Diners: Spontaneous. Flexible. Contradictory.

The Hartman Groups national syndicated research details how Americas Millennial generation has become a barometer for the future of food and beverage culture.

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