A definite highlight of FNCE is the annual What’s In Store event, hosted by the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and Fleishman Hillard. The event provides a unique opportunity for networking amongst retail dietitians, dialogue with sponsors who support retail dietitian activations, and education tailored to the work stream of retail.
Food retailers understand that change and disruption are part of business. Today, however, retailers have an added challenge of dealing with disruptions that are happening at an unprecedented speed. Through the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Emerging Issues Initiative, leaders across the industry have identified those issues that have the greatest potential to affect the food industry in the next three to five years.
Retailers that invest in developing a credible brand that delivers the taste, quality and health attributes that consumers demand will have huge upside opportunities to grow share. A recent report from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Delivering Health & Wellness with Private Brands, illustrates current best practices and future opportunities for incorporating positive nutritional attributes and wellness messaging into private brand programs, and provides the resources and guidance for ensuring product offerings and educational resources meet the needs of today’s health conscious shoppers. Report highlights include:
With limited land available for agriculture as well as heightened interest in conserving nature resources like water, new types of agriculture – both plant and animal – are emerging. As consumers become more savvy in their knowledge of these options, retailers are increasing product offerings from new agriculture methodologies. Today’s article explores one of these methodologies – aquaponics.
The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) is always a whirlwind of events and sessions. If you’re planning on attending FNCE in Washington DC this month there are a number of exciting educational sessions that may be helpful to your work as a retail dietitian. Here is a list to help make your planning a bit easier:
The nation’s biggest-selling plant-based fall foods – nuts, apples, pumpkins, cranberries and cranberry sauce - have the nutrition, distinctive tastes, and close association with special days such as Halloween and Thanksgiving to be tabletop perennials. Yet customer demand for each varies widely during the 12 weeks ending at Thanksgiving: dollar sales, scale and fresh vs. packaged splits move to their own distinct weekly rhythms, as revealed by Nielsen data.
I am the Nutrition Strategist and Brand Influencer for all Raley’s banners. I work closely with teams to provide insight on nutrition content, messaging, and product assortment while continuing forward with our mission -- Infusing life with health & happiness by changing the way to world eats, one plate at a time. I aid in driving nutrition strategies through employee and consumer engagement, work with internal partnerships and merchandising of products, marketing, social media, and community outreach.