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.”
As retailers move into a post-pandemic era, many are shifting the direction of their sustainability efforts to focus on actions that not only do less harm to the planet, but actually improve it. This new emphasis on environmental strategy is often referred to as - retailing with a purpose - and is now called “regenerative retailing.”
RD Close-Up: Jenni Dreyer, MS, RDN, CD, Nutrition Communications Specialist at Skogen’s Festival Foods
I'm a Nutrition Communications Specialist with Festival Foods. I'm part of a three-person RD team known as the Mealtime Mentors. As part of my role, I help develop recipes for our Meal Ideas site, facilitate Appetite, the weekly email presented by the Mealtime Mentors, host virtual cooking classes, and work with vendors to promote new innovations.