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At the Dining Table: American Meals and Cooking 2021

A national syndicated study that explores the cultural shifts and changing consumer behaviors around the American meal and what it all means for your business.

Recent decades have seen a gradual erosion of American mealtime rituals, with more meals and snacks eaten alone or on the go and sourced in a variety of ways. But the 2020-21 coronavirus pandemic has prompted shifts in how Americans’ source and eat their food.

Sustainability 2021: Environment and Society in Focus

Sustainability 2021: Environment and Society in Focus, part of The Hartman Group’s foundational Sustainability syndicated study series, updates long-standing data sets and provides new insights on what sustainability means to consumers today, how they incorporate it into their everyday lives and prioritize it in their purchasing, how they think about specific sustainability topics (e.g., plastics and packaging, agricultural methods or social justice), and who should address these important societal challenges and how to address them. 

Health & Wellness Across the Globe

The Hartman Group is recognized as the authoritative source for understanding the catalysts driving consumer demand fueling the global health & wellness market growth. Our health & wellness syndicated research series is the longest-running consumer-centric study of the U.S. marketplace. With the Health & Wellness Across the Globe report we extend our expertise in this space to provide in-depth analysis and thought-provoking insight backed by a range of data on some of the most important health issues of today for the United States, Brazil, China, Germany, India and Mexico.


Brand Ambition: Food and Beverage Private Brands & Beyond

Brands have always provided a shortcut for consumers to gauge quality, value, and a number of specific product attributes.  In 2010, we reported on the emergence of retailers’ own brands as a quality product that can compete with familiar, national name brand products on an equal basis. The emergence of private brands has changed the dynamics of how consumer products are marketed and sold. Today, the rules and strategies for competition among brands are being rewritten. The Hartman Group’s Brand Ambition: Private Brands and Beyond syndicated study will examine what the role of a brand is in today’s consumer-driven marketplace. The study will address questions such as:

The goal of this study is to provide an accurate portrayal of “brand” and the changing landscape of the private brand market and the associated strategic business implications for both retailers and manufacturers of name brand and private brand products. The report package includes general report (PowerPoint and PDF), including executive summary, in-depth analysis and implications, and demographic data tables (Excel).