In each issue of Hartman Perspectives, Harvey Hartman takes a broad look at what's changed and what's coming in food culture. It's been a tremendous journey, and it's a pleasure and a privilege to share these guideposts that we hope will influence the way you see your business.
Working as we do at the intersection of food, culture and consumer behavior, I believe it's important to always track key dialogues in these arenas. Because many believe these discussions and the people seen as shaping them will eventually trickle down to affect consumer behavior at a mass scale. But what if these debates can themselves be rolled up into larger shifts in contemporary culture? Rather than simply listening to our experts and pundits, wouldn't it be more important to understand the forces that cause them to think and act the way they do?