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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Chipotle and Food Safety: Serving Up Transparency to Earn Back Consumers’ Trust

Issues about ensuring the safety of America’s food supply chain are back in the news. This time it’s the E. coli outbreak at Chipotle restaurants that sickened over 50 people across 11 states

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The GMO Debate: When Perception Deters Purchase, a Little Bit of Transparency Goes a Long Way

Today’s consumers are becoming more curious and cautious about the foods and beverages they purchase for themselves and their families.

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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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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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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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When Food-Shopping Habits Converge With Dining-Out Habits: The Rise in Demand for Fresh, Healthy and Sustainable Options

Whether eating in home or away from home, consumers today, pursue new experiences and food and flavor distinctions such as fresh, local, organic and natural.

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From reading the organic tea leaves to turning questions on their heads: The Hartman Group at 25

If a consumer insights company could choose any quarter century in which to study culture and consumer behavior, it would be hard pressed to find a more interesting 25 years than those just passed.

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Food fads: How they differ from meaningful shifts in food culture

People are maturing from obsessions with bacon and kale to a love of all sorts of dishes and cuisines — and with that expanding repertoire come broader interests in wellness, organic and what makes food taste good.

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