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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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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Spotlight on Snacking: A Hartbeat Special Edition

In the past 24 hours, what have nine in ten U.S. consumers had? If you answered a snack, then you’d be on trend, on point and on topic with the most profound change occurring in America’s consumers’ eating and drinking behaviors.

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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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FOOD SHOPPING IN AMERICA 2017

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.

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