March 2013

International Roving Workshop attracts delegates from 6 countries

In early February 40 farmers from around the joined John and Linda Stanley, John Stanley Associates on a roving workshop around the northern part of the UK. Delegates arrived at Manchester Airport from Czech, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Scotland and the USA. This tour was more than a look and see, each stop included a one

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IGC Show 2013

The major independent garden centre conference and trade show in the USA is held every August in Chicago. This year John Stanley is the keynote speaker on the Thursday of the conference. The show is one of the best shows in the USA to reveal new products to the garden trade. It also has three

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One of the challenges retailers have in 2013 is connecting with the community and being seen as relevant within your catchment area. One way of connecting is with schools. One of the challenges schools have is bullying and if a retailer could connect with the school and promote healthy eating as well as helping to

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