2017 Energy and Store Development Conference

About the 2017 Energy & Store Development Conference

FMI’s 2017 Energy & Store Development Conference is your chance to learn from the best in the food retail industry about energy-efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your knowledge and skills in your area of expertise to take your business to the next level.
  • Connect with other professionals and potential business partners who have similar responsibilities and challenges.
  • Invest in cost-saving solutions while creating customer-focused, environmentally friendly stores.

What You Can LearnESD Speaker

Our program will include inspiring presentations, comprehensive workshops and off-site events including store and facility tours.

Attendees will: 

  • Network with peers and business partners to share common challenges and explore solutions. 
  • Discover new and emerging trends in design, merchandising and energy conservation.
  • Gain new ideas to help reduce costs, improve sustainability and build a shopping experience that meets your customers' evolving needs.

This is your opportunity for an education and networking experience with the rest of the food retail industry that provides innovative ideas and tactical solutions to develop and maintain your business for years to come.​

Planned Breakout Topics include:


  • Implementing Battery Storage in Your Energy Procurement Strategy
  • The Internet of Things for Facilities Maintenance
  • Saving Energy on the Roof – Slow Those Rooftops Down
  • Energy Procurement Trends
  • Five Reasons to Diversify Your Lighting Technology and Solutions Approach
  • Energy Roundtable (retailers/wholesalers only)


  • Cost-Effective Refrigeration Solutions
  • Hydrocarbon Refrigerants: Understanding the Fire Hazards of Class A3 Refrigerants
  • Building a Technician Workforce in a Climate of Shifting Demographics
  • HFO Case Studies
  • Impact of DOE and EPA Regulations on the Food Retail Industry
  • Refrigeration Roundtable (retailers/wholesalers only)

Store Development

  • What’s Driving Today’s Store Format and Design Trends
  • The Grocerant Opportunity
  • Conversions, Retrofits and Rollouts
  • LEDs: Retailer Case Studies
  • Doors on Medium-Temp Cases: Best Decision Ever – or Don’t Even Think About It?
  • Store Development Roundtable (retailers/wholesalers only)

Who Attends?

600+ vice presidents, directors and managers in: 

  • Energy
  • Refrigeration
  • Store Development 


Thank you to the Energy and Store Development Committee for their insight and hard work in developing this conference. Together, this team of highly respected professionals creates a robust education and networking program to meet the professional and educational needs of their industry peers and partners.

Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Hussmann Corporation

Industry Supporters

The Chemours Company Emerson Electric Co.

Conference Partners

Amerlux, LLC. Bitzer
Honeywell National Refrigerants IncKeepRite Refrigeration
Parker Sporlanhttp://sporlanonline.com/ Seasons 4 Inc.
Singh360, Inc. Zero Zone


2016 Presentations and Photos

To access conference presentations from the 2016 conference, navigate to the Agenda tab and scroll to the session you are looking for, and click on the "View Presentation" link. General Sessions are listed first, followed by breakout sessions. 

Check out photos from the 2016 conference here!

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About the Food Marketing Institute (FMI)

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is the trade association that serves as the voice of food retail. We assist food retailers in their noble role of feeding families and enriching lives.

For food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers of all types and sizes, FMI leads the way in providing comprehensive programs, resources, guidance, advocacy and services for the food, pharmacy and grocery retail industry.