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WGB and RDBA Ready for 2019 Retail Dietitian Exchange

May event returns with more education, unique experiences and industry insights
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Winsight Grocery Business (WGB) and Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) are gearing up for the return of the Retail Dietitian Exchange in 2019. The two-day event, which will deliver business practices, engaging networking opportunities, timely insights and much more for retail dietitians across the nation, will take place May 20-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago, in partnership with the National Confectioners Association's (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo.

"This is the only retail dietitian conference that is 100% focused on business and industry trends, which is really what retail dietitians need in order to take our programs to the next level and impact more shoppers," said Lauren Tulig, nutrition communications manager for Skogen's Festival Foods. "This focus really sets this conference apart from any other conference. I felt that I was able to network with every single RD and have meaningful conversations."

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Retail Dietitian Exchange (RDE) plans to build upon the success of its inaugural event in 2018, which featured speakers from Technomic, RDBA, U.S. Dairy, NCA, Cannabistry Labs, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network, Gatorade PepsiCo Demand Xcelerator, FleishmanHillard and more.

"We’re thrilled to bring back the Retail Dietitian Exchange in partnership with the RDBA and NCA,” said Jeff Friedman, EVP of grocery for WGB. “We’re structuring next year’s event to have even more robust proprietary content and business skills needed for the challenges RDs face every day.”

Phil Lempert, president and CEO of RDBA, said the 2019 event will be a highly valuable experience for participants. “We feel that RDE really hit the mark in terms of the most useful information that attendees could take home and implement right away," he said. "RDE 2019 will take the feedback that we received and tailor the content even further to address the ever-evolving needs and responsibilities of the retail dietitian.”

Registration for RDE 2019 will open Jan. 1, 2019. A highlight video of last year’s event can be found here.

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