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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As Snackification in Food Culture Becomes More Routine, Traditional Mealtimes Get Redefined

The culture of food and beverage is in constant motion, modern eating culture is marked by fragmentation and an upending of tradition.

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Tipping the Scales on Weight Management: Challenges and Tactics

While it may be more socially acceptable to be overweight, consumers realize it is a serious health issue that requires personal action.

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Soaring to New Heights: 2015’s Breakout Brands

By sneaking up on the market, under the radar, premium businesses often are market disruptors, capable of overturning categories, or launching new segments seemingly out of nowhere.

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More Than Merely Trend Watchers: How We ID Emerging Ingredients and Flavors

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?

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2015 Food Culture Year in Review – The Best of Hartbeat, Hartbeat Exec and Hartbeat Acumen

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.

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How Sweet It Is: Natural/Organic Candy Fertile Ground for Growth?

Consumers believe that the idea of maintaining balance in their diets helps justify indulgences and comforting treats.

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Trend of the Year: Strategizing SIMPLE in the Food and Beverage Marketplace

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.

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