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.

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LIVE, SHOP, BUY: SHOPPING FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

The realities of consumers’ aspirations and demands to eat and drink healthier products and experience higher-quality wellness lifestyles have been the dominant factor dring the innovation of products and brands and the retail shopping experience.

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DISCOUNT SHOPPING: THEATRICS OF THRIFT OR THRILL OF THE TREASURE HUNT?

During the Great Recession, many predicted consumers would change their shopping behaviors in favor of bargain-driven retail formats. Did they?

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EVOLVING TREND IN EATING OCCASIONS: “ALL BY MYSELF”

How we eat in America today is a reflection of the continued erosion of ritual, and nothing is more powerful proof of this than just how much of our collective eating occasions happen alone.

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SOPHISTICATED WEIGHT MANAGERS: EMPLOYING A NOVEL APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS

America’s cultural struggles against a collective bulging waistline may seem like old news. What is new is that, as a society, there is greater acceptance today for being overweight than in the 1950s, when modern dieting culture began.

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PLAYING CATCH-UP ON THE FRESH TREND

Many in the food and beverage industry have lagged behind the curve for years when it comes to “fresh” and are just now trying to narrow the gap by responding to consumers’ demand for fresh, less processed foods and beverages.

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New Kids on the Block: First Look at Gen Z

With over 74 million kids (yep, teenagers and younger), Gen Z makes up almost one-quarter of the U.S. population.

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