The Hartman Group recently returned from an immersive exploration to uncover the many facets of Brazil's snacking culture, where we discovered that there is great opportunity for CPG companies because Brazilians are "snackers" by nature. Nibbling is part of their cultural heritage, and they do so without the guilt often associated with snacking in the U.S.
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.