Retail dietitians see streams of customers seeking allergen-free food choices in the supermarket, but may not realize the full extent of demand for these products, or the impact their professional counsel could have on the store’s business and health destination image.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here – much ideation, inspiration and business savvy can be gained when retail RDs spend time reading outside the nutrition space. A news reel hit me this weekend and it had my mind spinning with opportunities for retail health and wellbeing programs. I’m sharing the inspiration here with you today.
In the retail industry, trend watching doesn’t just happen at the start of a new year. It’s a constant activity. During the Annual Meat Conference earlier this month, results of the most recent Power of Meat study where shared. Here are insights from the study and related opportunities for retail healthy living programs.
There is a lot to celebrate during Frozen Food Month this March. Thanks to recent product innovations, high-quality ingredients and a variety of healthful new options, frozen food sales are soaring. The pandemic has only accelerated this growth as individuals and families appreciate the long shelf-life and easy preparation benefits that frozen foods provide, and a 2020 study from the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) suggests elevated sales will continue. Here are five educational motivators to keep shoppers feeling good about frozen:
As we look at cultural diversity in the U.S., indigenous foods are receiving a lot of attention as a way to promote both personal and environmental health. These foods are culturally acceptable products that are obtained from local, natural environments. Think about dishes made from indigenous ingredients such as corn, beans, potatoes, amaranth, quinoa and natural wild rice used by the native inhabitants of America. Here are five reasons indigenous foods are important:
There are times when a new term comes across my desk and really captures my attention. This week it was granfluencers, and as I dug deeper, the expanded terms – Instagrannies, Power to the Grey -- drew me further in. What’s clear in my research is that understanding and leveraging granfluencers can be a powerful way for retail RDs to market their programs and services. Here are five things you need to know about granfluencers.