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RDBA Weekly

March 25, 2015

Six Skills You Need to Master to be a Leader in Demand

Wendy Capland, CEO and founder of Vision Quest Consulting, is an internationally recognized leadership development expert, author of Your Next Bold Move for Women, and the leading authority on "Stepping Into Leadership.” Here are her insights into what skills you will need to fast track your leadership skills.

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Buzz Feed for Retail RDs: Lab Coats

I am continually amazed by the breadth and variety of discussion topics of importance within the retail dietetics community! While at a recent retail RD event, I had the opportunity to participate in a discussion on lab coats and why retail RDs choose to wear them or not in the course of their work. Fascinating topic, right? To bring this topic to light, I gained insight from various retailers on whether and why as it relates to lab coats.

Grocers, Mass Command 80% of Coupon Redemptions: Implications for Retail Dietitians

Millions of U.S. households continue to be squeezed by the slow recovery of the U.S. economy. Meat price hikes also intensify pressure on budgets. This tandem led consumers to redeem 2.9 percent more packaged goods coupons in 2014 than in 2013.

Managing Successful and Productive Meetings: Webinar

Ever called a meeting and at the end of it realized that you didn’t accomplish anything you needed to? We’ve all not only held those meetings, but also sat through them ourselves. Learn how to employ strategies to effectively plan and run meetings, as well as some tools to keep everyone on task. Presented by Lara McCauley, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Mars Food North America.

Applications Now Open: Retail RD of the Year Award

The deadline for RDBA’s Retail Dietitian of the Year Award applications is March 27. This award recognizes a retail dietitian who shows leadership in utilizing business skills and industry knowledge to positively impact consumer behavior change through the retail sector. The award will be presented at the FMI Connect show in Chicago from June 8-11, 2015.

Smart & Final to Expand Natural, Organic Offering

The Los Angeles-based non-member warehouse chain Smart & Final is planning to roll out 1,000 natural and organic center store items — encompassing cereal, sauces, condiments, canned vegetables, frozen fruit and other merchandise to more than 50 stores. The pilot was met with huge success.

Chobani Greek Yogurt Limited Batch Grape

For kids and adults who have a sweet tooth.