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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AN IMPROVED ECONOMY OR A MUCH BETTER (STORE) BRAND?

When the recession hit in 2008, there was a predictable spike in private label sales. Was it temporary or did it portend a permanent shift away from name brands?

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LIVE, SHOP, BUY: SHOPPING FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

The realities of consumers’ aspirations and demands to eat and drink healthier products and experience higher-quality wellness lifestyles have been the dominant factor dring the innovation of products and brands and the retail shopping experience.

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DISCOUNT SHOPPING: THEATRICS OF THRIFT OR THRILL OF THE TREASURE HUNT?

During the Great Recession, many predicted consumers would change their shopping behaviors in favor of bargain-driven retail formats. Did they?

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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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New Kids on the Block: First Look at Gen Z

With over 74 million kids (yep, teenagers and younger), Gen Z makes up almost one-quarter of the U.S. population.

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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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