By avoiding difficult conversations we could actually be missing out. The ability to give and receive feedback is an essential skill that can open up opportunities for growth not only at work but in life. Here are some tips for ensuring that giving and receiving feedback is a positive and valued experience:
Today’s consumers are more environmentally conscious in their day-to day activities and their weekly trip to the supermarket is no exception. In some states and at specific retailers, bans or fees are being imposed to discourage the use of plastic bags all together. Although there are some great benefits, consumers need to be aware of the food safety concerns when making reusable bags part of their grocery shopping habits.
One of the biggest challenges of a retail dietitian is to successfully communicate how their role has a positive impact on the business. It helps to start by having a value driven mindset. Envision your work as a business need not just a nice service - and your business is to have a positive impact on the business! Consider the following questions:
The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) is always a whirlwind of events and sessions. If you’re planning on attending FNCE in Philadelphia PA next 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 you make the most of this year’s conference:
As a dietitian supervisor at ShopRite, my job is to work with our in-store dietitians located in the Northeast region, assist them with growing their programs, and encourage their growth and development as retail dietitians. I also have a hand in our culinary programs, assisting in curating recipes and classes that fall under the culinary umbrella.
When the cold and flu season hits most consumers head to their pharmacy for relief, not to their physician’s office. In fact, research shows that individuals visit their doctor three times per year on average, but visit retail stores and pharmacies over 25 times a year to spend more than $330. Retail dietitians can use this seasonal opportunity to connect with customers and provide value-added nutrition and wellness services to help drive sales and shopper loyalty. Consider these ideas for taking special care of those shoppers who may not be feeling well: