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RDBA Weekly

May 27, 2015

Retail Dietitian Close Up: Carrie Taylor, Big Y

Carrie Taylor, RDN, LDN is the Lead Dietitian Nutritionist for the Living Well Eating Smart program at Big Y. She began her career as a nutritionist for Virginia Tech’s Center for Research in Health Behavior in Blacksburg, VA. Working as nutritionist, personal trainer and co-author, Carrie aided researchers in testing an innovative weight management study for adults. Read on to find out about her impressive 10 years with Big Y.

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Private Label Brands, Part One: Business Overview

Private label brands are a key element of the grocery retailers business, but challenges exist for these owned brands in today’s marketplace.

Making the Most of Your Commodity Relationships to be the Business Hero

Commodity boards offer a wealth of knowledge, tools and resources that retail RDs can leverage in valuable ways for their produce departments and beyond. Lead by RDBA's Allison Beadle and Wendy McManus, retail program manager for the National Mango Board, this webinar will guide you through the role of commodity boards in the retail environment, and how to harness their resources successfully for both corporate and in-store dietitians.

FMI Connect Roadmap for Retail Dietitians

FMI Connect, June 8-11, 2015 in Chicago, provides a unique opportunity for the retail industry to engage on topics impacting their industry. RDBA partners at FMI have put together a roadmap of the event specifically for retail dietitians and others working in retail health and wellness.

Walmart Announces Sweeping Update to Animal Welfare Policy

Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. recently revealed comprehensive new policies around animal welfare and antibiotic use on farms along with expectations for its suppliers. Be ready to answer questions on these standards when shoppers enter your store. 

Phil's Food Reviews: Jen & Joe's Cookie Dough White Chocolate Wasabi

This is a product worth keeping in your freezer!