The pandemic forced most corporate offices to close months ago and many employees had to set up home offices where they continue to conduct much of their work. While working from home has some benefits it also has its share of distractions. Here are some tips for staying focused and maximizing your productivity in a home work environment:
There isn’t a retail dietitian we know who isn’t pulled in multiple directions and working on a variety of projects at once. We know your time is valuable and for this reason, the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance is only conducting one survey a year. This is that survey and we’d appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete it. As added incentive, we’ll do a random drawing for three $100 gift cards from all those who answer the last survey question.
If you conducted media spots for your retailer before the pandemic, you probably went to the TV station for a live or taped segment. But for the past several months, stations have not allowed any guests to make in-studio appearances. Don’t let this stop you from pitching stories to your local news outlets. Now more than ever, they are looking for some engaging and timely topics for their viewers and you can be creative with delivery. Here are some things to think about as you navigate media during these unprecedented times:
My role as Corporate Retail Dietitian varies from interacting with our corporate office, to working with our in-store teams, vendors, distributors, along with communicating and educating our customers on health topics and new products at Rouses. I coordinate our Eat Right with Rouses initiative which is geared toward helping customers find foods that meet their health goals. Much of my communication efforts have changed and evolved since Covid-19 to more Facebook lives on Rouses Markets Facebook page, zoom classes, and news segments across the regions to reach a broad audience.
This morning, RDBA launched the full agenda for their Virtual Experience. All sessions are of high relevance to retail dietitian roles and include topics such as reaching the sober curious generation, best practices for engaging the budget-conscious consumer, fresh ideas for virtual food demos, and reports of surveys on consumer habit and retail RD responsibility changes during the coronavirus pandemic.
I was hired as an In-Store Nutritionist covering one store and one community for three years. My role transformed and now, I am one of the Regional Nutritionist with The GIANT Company who works with 30+ GIANT and MARTIN’s stores and the communities surrounding our stores to help shoppers make healthier choices for their families. My region includes south central PA, MD, VA, and WV. In addition, I support our associates on their health journey and work with our corporate teams to plan and execute healthier systems for our customers.
The pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work and for many people, trying to balance a career from home along with kids and household accountabilities has left little time for self-care. But prioritizing time for nurturing ourselves is perhaps now more important than ever. Here are some ways to ensure you incorporate self-care into your agenda:
I am the Manager of Health and Wellness for Inserra Supermarkets. I oversee our Retail Dietitian program. We currently have 15 full-time registered dietitians on staff who provide nutrition and wellness services to customers, associates, and community partners of our 23 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey.
Months into the pandemic, you may be looking around your home office – whether it’s a portable station at the dining room table or a desk in your basement – realizing that your current set-up isn’t perfect. With school starting, you realize you need to create a new workspace away from kids engaged in virtual learning. The following tips can help you create a more efficient workspace.
During the ongoing pandemic, home cooking has become a necessity for consumers and while many of them are enjoying their time in the kitchen, others are growing weary. How can retailers continue to best support the cooking needs of their customers? The Hartman Group and FMI recently conducted a survey looking at Home Cooking in America 2020 to assist retailers with this mission. Here are the key insights and opportunities: