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Snacking Brazilian style: A shift away from traditional fresh to packaged goods

Nibbling is part of Brazil’s cultural heritage, and Brazilians do so without the guilt often associated with snacking in the U.S.

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The good, old-fashioned grocery store goes online: will it deliver the goods?

The Hartman Group’s research finds most online grocery services tap into pure convenience, but there is something more at play

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MODERN EATING: PLANNING FOR THE UNPLANNED. SPONTANEITY RULES!

Given the nature of today’s complex, chaotic lifestyles, eating occasions are increasingly unplanned and impulsive.

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10 POWER WORDS IN FOOD CULTURE

Staying relevant to consumers is vital and the following list of words help to define food culture today

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TREND FORWARD? WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT MILLENNIALS, THIS IS WHO YOU’RE REALLY HEARING ABOUT

In our research, we have uncovered a segment among Millennials who are the true trendsetters within their generation.

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AN IMPROVED ECONOMY OR A MUCH BETTER (STORE) BRAND?

When the recession hit in 2008, there was a predictable spike in private label sales. Was it temporary or did it portend a permanent shift away from name brands?

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