Three kinds of people influence garden retail: those at the point of sale such as the bosses of big retailers; those with a voice in the media; and those who influence policy. The GR Power 100 may not be definitive but it does highlight the breadth of talent in this industry.
65th on the list: John Stanley – Garden retail guru
A perennial at garden retailer shows, John Stanley is renowned for his international and lateral thinking on retailing and how to make the most out of your garden centre selling space. Always a draw at Glee when he comes over from Australia.