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• The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA), which represents some 600 retail registered dietitians throughout the U.S. that most often work in supermarkets, today is launching a Social Media Dashboard, designed to give registered dietitians “an opportunity to manage their social media in one place while providing real-time results of their influence. In addition, members can compare their Social Media Ranking against other RDBA members.”

Phil Lempert, president/CEO of the RDBA, said that the Dashboard is focused on helping dietitians become more influential within their organizations.

Using social media to influence shoppers, which forges the kind of consumer connections that create lasting relationships between retailers and customers, is incredibly important … and nutrition guidance is a kind of ‘ground zero’ area where food stores - and the dietitians that represent them - can establish their differential advantages.

• Kroger said yesterday that employees in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) have ratified a labor agreement that “provides good pay increases, affordable health care and financial support from the company to our associates' pension fund to support their retirement.” The contract covers 11,000 associates working at 105 stores in the Dallas/Ft Worth and East Texas areas.  
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