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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GMOs: The Elephant That Won’t Leave The Room

Despite the recent news that the USDA has developed a voluntary government certification and labeling program for foods that are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the issue continues to cast a very large shadow over the food and...

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Whole Foods' Challenge: Value + Fresh in Contemporary Food Retail

Of course the recent announcement by Whole Foods Market that it will be launching a new store format under a new banner that will focus on cheaper fresh offerings touched off a frenzy of speculation about this new offering and its potential for...

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New Mothers: A Missed Opportunity?

No one has a more profound, unique and sensitive relationship with foods and beverages than a new mother.

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Millennial Food Shoppers And Diners: Spontaneous. Flexible. Contradictory.

The Hartman Groups national syndicated research details how Americas Millennial generation has become a barometer for the future of food and beverage culture.

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Weekends Are Made for Marketers. Here’s the Real Potential of Party Occasions

Elaborate parties thrown on weekends seem to have gone the way of Jay Gatsby, culturally, we are aware of such occasions, but socially many prefer to barbecue, tailgate, eat out or have a solo snack or a couples weekend dinner at home.

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Now Here's A Trend That Could Be Cool: Premium Ice

Mention ice and one might conjure up images of conventional bags of ice sold in grocery or convenience stores. It seems like a category frozen in cultural time as well as within its distribution system.

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Cultural Tension: Technology, Transparency and Quality Food Experiences

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.

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Understanding the Power Brand Phenomenon

Power brands are not just cash cows. They are brands whose position in food culture and shrewd management have, together, allowed otherwise-dated brands to remain contemporary and to continue to drive profit growth.

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Food as Food: Digital Private Label and the Future of Online Snack Delivery

Why manage a collection of packaged food brands when you can manage the relationship between the food and the consumer directly?

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Our Take on Natural Products Expo West 2015: Five Products to Watch

Consumers are redefining what value means to them. Value is no longer centered on savings alone; it involves quality, relevance, and experience more now than before.

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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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