Learning to Love Negotiations
For many people, negotiating can be a very difficult thing to do and something that is often avoided. Suzanne de Janasz, a professor of management and conflict resolution at George Mason University has researched negotiation for more than two decades and found that whether it comes to a higher salary, a promotion, help at home or a better car deal, women find it harder to ask than men because they simply don’t think they deserve it, can’t possibly get what their asking for, or will experience some sort of backlash.
TikTok Is Your Connection to Gen Z
Social media platforms are continually evolving, and it can easily become daunting if you don’t take time to understand how they work and who they reach. In fact, if you really want to learn how these app features succeed, your best research is to sit with a teenager, watch and learn, as they fast and furiously scroll through videos and images. Today, we are specifically talking about TikTok, a platform consisting of short videos that is widely popular with Generation Z.
Communicating with Budget Conscious Shoppers
As communities continue to navigate through the pandemic, a rising number of consumers are concerned about their budgets and how much they are spending on groceries. Retail dietitians can provide guidance to these shoppers while offering solutions for purchasing foods that will deliver the most nutrition for their money. It is important, however, to make sure communications are respectful, positive and meaningful. Below are some recommendations for connecting with budget-minded customers:
Helping Customers Reset Eating Patterns
Most consumers are creatures of habit. They buy many of the same foods each week and prepare recipes that they are familiar with. However, many of your shoppers will be moving into the New Year thinking about ways they can eat healthier and manage the weight they may have gained during the pandemic. Help your customers reset their eating habits and keep them motivated by providing relevant tools and messages around taking small positive steps toward a healthier 2021. Here are some topics for educational activation:
Immune Health: 100% Juice is a Pantry or Refrigerator Staple that Fills the Gap
IFIC research shows that improving and maintaining health are the top incentives for choosing nutrient-dense foods and beverages. But choosing the right foods isn’t as easy as people think. That’s where supermarket RDs come in.
Helping Parents Get Big Nutrition Into Little Tummies
This is a significant year for early childhood nutrition. For the first time, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will offer guidance for optimal nutrition from birth to 24 months of age and parents are sure to have questions. Now is the perfect time for retail dietitians to become a trusted source of credible information to overwhelmed parents and caregivers by providing simple nutrition tips and feeding solutions. Here are some considerations and resources to help you put together an effective communication plan:
Help Your Customers Incorporate New Foods & Ingredients into Their Diet
We know this must be the case for other foods, particularly functional foods, and ingredients as well. It’s our mission to help you change this to help more consumers reap the health benefits of functional ingredients like milled flaxseed.
Improving Virtual Education
From webinars, to on-line demos and cooking classes, retail dietitians have had to go digital when providing educational programming during the pandemic. To be effective and truly engage on-line audiences it is important to identify techniques that can strengthen learning. The following guidelines can help you, the virtual trainer, improve your success when facilitating virtual educational outreach:
Setting the Stage for a Successful Virtual Food Demo
Concerns with the Coronavirus are likely to move well into the new year and connecting virtually with customers may be your best opportunity to provide shoppers with needed meal ideas, and nutrition tips. Hosting a virtual recipe demo is not only fun but also allows you to showcase seasonal foods, own brand products and cooking tips. Keep your execution simple and focus on providing a meaningful and engaging meal solution to your audience. After you select your recipe and topic, follow these steps to set your demo “stage” for success: