There's always something fascinating happening in food and beverage culture. Our weekly newsletter is your window on these changes — through the lens of the consumer.
While it may be more socially acceptable to be overweight, consumers realize it is a serious health issue that requires personal action.More »
In today’s evolving culture of food, new brands inspire consumers to participate in new food and beverage experiences that are often higher quality.More »
Peas and crickets as protein. Botanical flavorings in beer and other beverages. All things plant-based. Ever wonder how The Hartman Group is so adept at spotting trends in areas like emerging ingredients?More »
We’ve prepared a special downloadable issue of Hartbeat to recap the year 2015's key highlights from our Hartbeat newsletter articles, Hartbeat Acumen infographics and quarterly editions of Hartbeat Exec.More »
Consumers believe that the idea of maintaining balance in their diets helps justify indulgences and comforting treats.More »
As consumers have clamored for cleaner product ingredient lists, driven by their desires for fresher, less processed foods and beverages, companies have heard these demands and have begun to respond.More »
Coffee is multidimensional and it is the occasion that shapes the trip to the restaurant .More »
A number of vectors of change in ideas, beliefs and practices are fermenting in American food and beverage culture.More »
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.More »
With 80 percent of snacking now being purposeful, people are being much more deliberate about their choices with an emphasis on foods that aid in energy and weight management. There is "aspiration around wanting to eat more fruits and vegetables," said Melissa Abbott, Vice President, Hartman Group Retainer Services.