May 14-16, 2024
Arlington, Va.

Beyond Aisles: Unlocking Nonfoods Potential

Nonfood leaders are gathering for a carefully curated interactive and immersive event focused on increasing nonfoods category performance at the grocery store. A selected group of invited food retail professionals including product suppliers, wholesalers and retailers will tap into insights and develop the innovative mindset needed to compete and stay relevant in this dynamic marketplace.

Don’t miss your chance to explore shopper and industry perspectives uncovering opportunities in nonfoods!

2024 Focus Areas

Exploring Gateway Categories and Conversion Value

Understanding the Consumer's Journey

Enabling and Expanding Total Store Collaboration Knowledge and Synergies

Key Discussion Topics


  • The consumer's journey through each stage and touchpoint for optimizing the overall shopping or decision-making experience.

  • Gateway categories, conversion value and merchandising strategies to safeguard and grow key grocery channels.


  • Consumer consumption reduction in Nonfood categories by prioritizing creative and innovative strategies for driving volume growth.

  • The evolving landscape of digital marketing and pinpoint strategic and operational aspects for forecasting and adapting to future trends.


  • Retail theft from multiple angles, asset protection strategies and planned disruptions safeguarding against losses.

  • Leveraging brands to drive engagement, using Nonfoods to build the digital basket, and unlocking "Life's Occasions" for enhanced consumer conversion.

Questions? Contact Tom Duffy

  • Tom Duffy
    Tom Duffy
    Senior Advisor, FMI Nonfoods Community Development