The New Food Demographics

America's food demographics, like its melting pot, continue to change. Our lifestyles, culture and eating habits are increasingly more multicultural and diverse. We uncover new demographic data on some of the changes in taking place in the U.S. with regard to food.

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The same demographic changes that are repainting the American portrait are having a great impact on food and beverage products. The middle class is shrinking, and so is the average household size. New waves of immigrants are bringing new cuisines, and at the same time millennials are seeking new dining adventures. Food-related demographics from the Hartman Group (www.hartman-group.com) suggest there is no longer a "generalizeable" American family. "The American household is undergoing dynamic changes. Ours is now a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and values, and America's households have come to reflect that diversity," the research firm stated in a…

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