FleishmanHillard and the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) will be hosting the eighth annual What’s in Store networking event, as part of the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. The event will take place Saturday, October 21 in Chicago, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Venue Six10 (South Michigan Ave., between Harrison and Balbo). Shuttle service will be provided from select locations to the venue.

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CPEUs, to network with fellow retail dietitians and event sponsors, enjoy delicious food and drinks and hear how to leverage retail nutrition’s past to win the future.

This year’s program will showcase the history of and future opportunities for retail dietitians. Light bites, wine and sweets including samples from event sponsors will be served throughout the event.

The RSVP deadline is October 10th—click here to register.


6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Registration, Social Hour, Sponsor Networking

7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Understanding the Past & Winning in the Future

7:30 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.


7:40 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Video Presentation: The Origins of the Retail Dietetics Profession

8:00 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

The Future of Retailing, presented by PepsiCo
The retail landscape is rapidly changing, and in this presentation, trends in retail and their impact on the future of retailing will be shared. Discussion will include how consumers are shopping differently, the impact of e-commerce, the movement toward meal solutions, grocery shopping in “non-grocery” retailers, what it will take to win in brick and mortar, and lessons to be learned from other retail categories

8:20 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Effective Communication for the Consumer of the Future, presented by FleishmanHillard

8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Group Discussion with RDBA CEO Phil Lempert on how retail RDs can meet the health and wellness needs of shoppers in the next century

8:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Dessert, Sponsor Networking, Prize Drawing