Stainton's new company develops retail brands and strategies. At Glee (Birmingham NEC 12-14 September) Stainton will help relaunch Strata brands including Sankey water butts, water cans and other plastic garden products.
Future Thinking Retail will also showcase mobile catering units from food service provider Compass Group.
Stainton was at Homebase from 2013, latterly as commercial propostion and new business director. He was commercial director then managing director at Gardman from 2009-13.