Leadership in the retail setting is not just for top management. Any and all staff who manage people or projects or new initiatives must build strong leadership skills to be effective in the retail setting. Retail hours are long. All levels of retailers operate with lean staff. Sales targets often feel unreachable. But those with effective leadership skills can thrive in this environment.
Just about every other industry, including grocers, are trying to identify how millennials may change traditional buying habits and ways this will affect business moving forward. We share some interesting findings worth noting from current research on this influential generation.
Last week, USDA released the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard proposed rule. In background, two years ago Congress dictated that USDA would publish a final rule on how to label foods with a bioengineered (BE) trait by July 29, 2018. The proposed rule’s release is a concrete step in this direction.
If you are talking to customers on a daily basis, you are talking to people with prediabetes. It’s just that common states Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert. Lifestyle changes are the key. Without them, 37% of individuals with prediabetes are likely to progress to type 2 diabetes within 4 years and most will have the diagnosis within 10 years. Supermarket RDNs can help promote positive lifestyle habits for individuals living with prediabetes. Below are some of Jill’s recommendations:
In my last article, I discussed the unexpected benefits of providing ongoing health and wellness training to your co-workers. However, an ongoing training program will only be successful if it seamlessly fits in with your schedule and a busy retail setting. Below I share a few program ideas and how they can integrate into your store’s operations.
The future of retail is personalization and frictionless convenience at an individual level. But how does crunching billions of data points a day to make products discoverable actually work?
Currently I work as a Category Manager for Retail Nutrition Solutions, managing our retail dietitians in our five regions, consulting on product development projects for the Kroger brand, and working with our meal kit team to provide Dietitian Pick options.
The skill set required to be effective as a retail dietitian varies significantly from traditional roles within the profession. If you’re the hiring manager, you want to ensure you’re asking questions that address the breadth of skills needed in the role. If you’re being interviewed, you want to be well prepared to address your expertise and experience in areas that align with the retail RD role.
Consumers are often confused and skeptical about the way many foods are grown. Retail dietitians, however, can communicate confidence in the food supply by partnering with farmers to translate food production stories and help consumers understand the journey from farm to supermarket.
We’ve all seen the shopper who is hoping a quick glance at the meat counter will be the inspiration they need for a healthy, tasty meal idea for their family. In those moments, retail dietitians can play an important role in helping shoppers select the quality, nutritious food – especially meat – that they’re wanting.