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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Health & Wellness Trends: Energy Is More Than a Beverage

A vital element of health and wellness today is “energy.” Having the right amount of energy means consumers that can “live the life I want.”

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For Those Who Missed It: 10 Trends in Health & Wellness From Hartman A.C.T. Seattle 2015

An amazing amount of data and insights was presented into a variety of health and wellness topics relevant to the food and beverage industry

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Walmart, Dollar Stores and Specialty Natural Stores: Different Channels, Same Shopper?

Shoppers today are a fickle bunch, or at least it would seem so if you follow them around like we do and observe that on any given day they shop mass discounters, club stores, grocery stores, dollar stores or natural/specialty stores and of...

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Modern Cooking: Welcoming Food Back to the Center of Everyday Life

In an iconic yesteryear, memorable family meals began with Mom doing all the meal planning, shopping and cooking.

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The CEO Interview: DRY Sparkling, Crafting New Frontiers in Premium Beverages

Lavender. Cucumber. Juniper Berry. These are the types of unique, new flavors redefining the soda category. The company leading the charge is Seattle-based DRY Sparkling.

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The Influence of College Dining: Education Beyond the Classroom

College dining halls are increasingly being seen as an extension of the classroom where students are being educated about healthy and sustainable food choices.

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Leftovers, Mini-Dates and the Hidden Opportunities for Food Service and Restaurants

Mention “going out on a date” and one might conjure up images of dinner at a fine dining restaurant loaded with romantic ambience. But what of the “mini-date?” A “date” that consists of snack?

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Our Fragmented Modern Eating Culture

Our culture is changing, and so is how we eat. Shifts in the culture and demographics of the U.S. are impacting the what, when, where, who, and why of consumers' eating habits.

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It’s Not All Greek For The Yogurt Category. What’s Next? Innovation Is A Key Answer

The yogurt category has long flourished beneath the halo of health and wellness, but almost exclusively through the lens of dieting.

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Sour On Milk? The Changing Relationship Between Consumers And Milk

Milk used to be something that the average American wouldn’t think to question. For decades, it’s been an ‘of course,’ an ‘obviously,’ a ‘when’ rather than an ‘if’;’ in other words, a cultural norm.

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