Just as consumers have gotten more comfortable with online grocery shopping, their ease with tele-health appointments has also increased. As use of technology for health care visits has grown exponentially, opportunities to perfect the consumer experience during these sessions remains. If your retail health and wellbeing services include tele-nutrition consider these suggestions for overcoming common client complaints.
Since the pandemic, many individuals are looking at the future differently and while many of the old, familiar routines were swept away, several new positive habits have taken hold. As consumers begin to reenter work places and return their kids to school this fall, they desire to hang on to their positive changes. Retail RDNs are in a unique position to help customers stick with their new rituals, but must be aware of how shopper values and time have been reprioritized.
Late Summer and early Fall are still prime for grilling. With trends in educational selling and meal ideas moving to digital engagement, live streaming a demo or cook-along at the grill can inspire your shoppers and followers to make this cooking method a part of their healthy living routine in the months ahead, especially when amazing options like grilled mango are part of the plan.
If you are applying for a job, your first challenge may well be getting your resume past robots and into the hands of a human. Data suggests that about 75% of resumes don’t beat the algorithms that filter through applicants. Here is a quick checklist of “do’s and don’ts” to run through as you build your resume. Some simple adjustments can greatly increase your chances of getting that interview with HR.
As retailers have reenergized and emphasized their focus on health and wellness programming, many companies are thinking outside the box to provide unique services to attract health-conscious shoppers. Here are some exciting new retail wellbeing programs we recently discovered:
While product shortages were common during the height of the pandemic last year, we’re seeing a continued reduction in product range. Today’s grocery stores have 80 percent more products than 30 years ago; while shoppers may appreciate having more choice, they also value the ability to quickly find the products they want, which is difficult when so many choices appear on the shelves. This product proliferation which has occurred over time is actually a disadvantage for retailers. Simplifying the product assortment can scale efficiencies and save costs savings for the retailer. Everything from managing inventory to stocking shelves to the procurement process is easier and less expensive with fewer products.
Although retail foodservice made it through the pandemic better than the rest of the foodservice industry, to remain relevant and successful, this is one area of the store that needs to continually adjust to meet consumer tastes and trends. Technomic Principal Wade Hanson, who specialized in retail foodservice indicates we should see at least a 10.8% increase in retail foodservice growth in 2021, but that percentage could jump even higher by creating the right solutions. Here are some ways that retail RDNs can help their retailer achieve maximum foodservice success:
The first 1,000 days offer tremendous potential and opportunity to influence short- and long-term health outcomes. Since experts agree that sound nutrition during this critical period supports a child’s ability to grow and meet developmental milestones, both physically and cognitively, caregivers must take necessary steps to lay a strong foundation during infancy and toddlerhood. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) can provide practical, evidence-based solutions to help caregivers navigate food choices and feeding techniques during this exciting period.
At the 2021 RDBA Virtual Experience, the panel on Cross Cultural Micro Marketing at Retail proved to be a great start to more dialogue on meeting the needs of and communicating to multi-cultural households. Moderated by Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FADA, RDBA Executive Director, we heard valuable insights from Mike Lancaster, Business Manager at United Supermarkets, LLC, and Sarah Putnam, Director of Operations at Coborn’s, Inc.