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.
There may be one barrier insurmountable to online food retailers: the emotional connection to in-store shoppingMore »
Tech innovation is disrupting the food and beverage industryMore »
Home delivery meal kits services are sprouting up and pose to be another thorn to traditional food retailersMore »
The Hartman Groupâ€™s research finds most online grocery services tap into pure convenience, but there is something more at playMore »
Ever seen a two-inch-high, medium-rare filet mignon cooked perfectly evenly edge-to-edge that then melts like butter in your mouth? Hint: this cannot be achieved on a grill or in a pan.More »
Why manage a collection of packaged food brands when you can manage the relationship between the food and the consumer directly?More »
Industrialization led to the creation of an entire category of household appliances, and labor-saving devices, tools and gadgets, all designed to make domestic life easier and less burdensome.More »
Digital-based food start-ups (currently the media darlings of the investment community) generated more than $200 million in venture capital investments in Q1 of 2014 alone.More »
As leaders in the study of American food culture, The Hartman Group has been tracking how Americans shop for food since the 1990s. From one-stop shopping to multichannel shopping to online markets and click-and-collect, we continue to track consumers’ evolving perceptions, needs, habits and relationships with food retailers. New to the 2017 report is a special section on the expansion of the discount grocery channel, the emerging fresh-format channel and smaller-footprint retail formats.