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The Insatiable Appetite

The Insatiable Appetite is a podcast for people who are in the serious business of food — making it, marketing it, selling it, serving it. With each episode, The Hartman Group’s social scientists, business analysts and culinary experts give listeners more than a heaping helping of facts and insights into what’s going on with some of the hottest topics in our vibrant contemporary culture of food and beverage.


Episode 19

The Stranger Thing About New Coke in That Episode of Stranger Things

It’s 1985 all over again as New Coke makes a comeback in the season finale of Stranger Things season 3. Our analysts unravel this iconic pop culture moment and what drives enthusiasm for this nostalgic experience.


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Episode 15

Blended Burgers: Gateway to the Mainstream?

Blended meat products have one big advantage over plant-based meat alternatives and this factor is critical if either option is going to make serious inroads with mainstream consumers. Are blended burgers the gateway to plant-based meat alternatives?

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Episode 14

Robots in Food Retail

No longer working behind the scenes, robots are making their way into mainstream grocery stores: What does this mean for grocery shoppers seeking authentic food experiences? It's a new frontier for humans and machines.

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Episode 13

The Role of Nostalgia in Food

Nostalgia is an important element of modern food culture. Whether it is an iconic sensory experience that takes consumers back to a time or experience, for today’s food and beverage brands, nostalgia can be a powerful hook to engage consumers.

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