People are passionate about their favorite treats and have an emotional connection to them. That being said, the negative publicity surrounding sugar is making consumers think twice about their sweet consumption. The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) 2018 Food & Health Survey indicates that over half of respondents state they are eliminating candy to decrease sugar consumption. In addition, food activists are pressuring confectionary sales at check out. Considering these evolving factors and the growth of health and wellness at retail, the NCA launched their Always a Treat Initiative to assist supermarkets and consumers with balanced solutions.
Sustainable and nutrient-rich, pulses are trending in the supermarket aisle. Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, shares a glimpse of how supermarket dietitians can pulse forward with beans, lentils, chickpeas, and peas to create an exciting momentum for promoting these healthy, delicious plant foods in your retail setting.
Retail Dietitians are pulled in many directions and need an effective plan to build successful marketing campaigns. Monica Amburn, MS, RD, LDN, Senior Director of Health & Wellness at Vestcom, shares these steps for streamlining the process to ensure your strategy hits the mark:
Cassandra Umile, R.D., L.D.N, the manager of Nutrition Services and Food Production for The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware, was named the Retail Dietitian of the Year by the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) at the RD Retail Exchange earlier this week in Chicago.
This summer, the trend is to blend and it’s a great time to show your customers how this technique makes burgers, tacos and more not only more nutritious, but also more delicious and sustainable. Demo The Blend on your store retail channels for the chance to win a $1,000 continuing education stipend!
Leadership in the retail setting is not just for top management. Any and all staff who manage people or projects or new initiatives must build strong leadership skills to be effective in the retail setting. Retail hours are long. All levels of retailers operate with lean staff. Sales targets often feel unreachable. But those with effective leadership skills can thrive in this environment.
Just about every other industry, including grocers, are trying to identify how millennials may change traditional buying habits and ways this will affect business moving forward. We share some interesting findings worth noting from current research on this influential generation.
Last week, USDA released the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard proposed rule. In background, two years ago Congress dictated that USDA would publish a final rule on how to label foods with a bioengineered (BE) trait by July 29, 2018. The proposed rule’s release is a concrete step in this direction.
If you are talking to customers on a daily basis, you are talking to people with prediabetes. It’s just that common states Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert. Lifestyle changes are the key. Without them, 37% of individuals with prediabetes are likely to progress to type 2 diabetes within 4 years and most will have the diagnosis within 10 years. Supermarket RDNs can help promote positive lifestyle habits for individuals living with prediabetes. Below are some of Jill’s recommendations: