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Energy and Store Development Conference Reveals Trends in Design, Merchandising, Refrigeration and Energy Conservation

WHAT: 2013 FMI Energy and Store Development Conference

WHO: Hosted by Food Marketing Institute (FMI)

WHEN: September 8-10, 2013

WHERE: Baltimore, Maryland; Hilton Baltimore

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Top researchers and developers representing the food retail industry will stimulate discussions on in-store strategies related to design, merchandising, refrigeration and energy conservation. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to tailor their experience by selecting breakout sessions from the three different content tracks: Energy, Refrigeration and Store Design/Development.

Challenges related to transmission, congestion, supply decline rates and significant new demand will be discussed in context of future energy availably and pricing in a session led by Cody Moore, senior vice president at EDF Trading North America. In another general session, Harrison Honing, director of equipment purchasing, maintenance and energy for Delhaize North America will demonstrate the powerful effect CO2 refrigeration can have on a store’s “carbon footprint.” In a forward-looking session, Terry Roberts, president of Merchandising By Design, Inc., will reveal global trends in consumer behaviors, store designs, and technologies, as retailers compete to create compelling fresh food formats.

On Sunday and Monday nights, suppliers will meet with retailers in a Manufacturer/ Retailer Exchange, as 95 separate suppliers provide information on their latest products and services.

MEDIA INFORMATION:

The Conference is open to the media and registration is gratis upon review through FMI’s media department. More information, including a complete program, may be found on the conference website.

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