Many retail RD programs and services have a direct impact on product sales as one measure of return-on-investment. At the same time, retail RDs have added individual consults and tele-nutrition to their suite of offerings as they bring in dollars from an alternative revenue stream. Recent announcements by the federal government provide potential additional opportunity in this space for retail RDs.
The pandemic and resulting need to social distance, forced retail dietitians to change the way they communicate to team members and consumers and shift from in person conversations to virtual meeting platforms. These platforms provide a means to stay connected, exchange information, and reach consumers in order to keep departments and educational programming running smoothly and consistently. However, finding the best platforms for different work functions can be confusing. To help you break through the clutter, here is a quick list of those platforms with high ratings and the best uses for each:
This webinar, sponsored by Quaker Oats and Bare Snacks, will discuss affordable, versatile and nutritious products, provide dietitians with creative ideas on how to promote these products through their programming and share guidance on additional strategies RDs can use to help their shoppers make the most of their grocery budget.
Join RDBA for a virtual activity on Thursday, October 28th 2-3pm CT where Coborn’s Health & Wellness Manager Emily Parent MFCS, RD, LD, FAND will take you through best practices for hosting both virtual and in-person snack-alongs with your shoppers.
Heading into the fourth quarter of the year, questions tend to crop up about strategic planning for the 2022 year. The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance offers a variety of resources on this topic, all compiled here for your use in planning for the upcoming year.
The retail industry is filled with acronyms, and during a recent webinar Grocery Convergence: Five Sensible Solutions to Win the Future of Food Retailing, the concept of convergence at retail was discussed, adding a new term to the list.
Just over a month ago I put a bow on my twelve-year career as a retail dietitian. I ended my time in the retail grocery industry as the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for Festival Foods, but my role as a retail dietitian without a job description was where it all started.
Retail Dietitians have the opportunity to facilitate new and exciting cultural experiences for their shoppers
In his podcast during the summer of 2019, David Chang (the brilliant chef and founder of the Momofuko chain of restaurants and line of sauces and spices) made headlines when he declared that the ethnic aisles of supermarkets is “the last bastion of racism that you can see in full daylight in retail America.”