John Stanley to describe 2013's garden centre at Glee

International retail consultant John Stanley will speak on the Garden Centre 2013 at Glee 2012 .

At the event, held at NEC Birmingham September 17-19 Stanley will discuss:


  • The new garden retail model and how it will change how you do business
  • What the new consumer is looking for when they meet your team
  • The role of the virtual garden centre
  • Merchandising and display ideas that are growing sales
  • Ideas from around the globe 

A Garden Industry Question Time: Making the social/local connection, will be led by The HTA with leading garden retailers coming together to talk about how they are using social networks and community engagement to drive footfall.

Visual Matters – Learn how to unlock the potential of your store through the expertise of Visual Merchandising, will be led by Lynda Murray, International Visual, in association with The Garden Works.

Meanwhile, The Glee Shop Window is a new feature designed to showcase the year’s best products, as well as helping buyers to spot and select next year’s top sellers.  Each product that wins a place in the Shop Window feature will have been chosen by a cross-section of industry experts and retailers from entries received before the show. The judges will also look for new products wholesalers have not entered into the feature.
Free entry into the Shop Window is now open at Exhibitor Manual online at, with a deadline of 17 August 2012.

Glee event director Nick Davison said:

"The introduction of the Shop Window marks an exciting new chapter for Glee.  We’re taking the basic principle of the old Glee New Product Awards, and are developing this to offer a comprehensive showcase of the best that the industry has to offer. 

"We have no doubt that the Shop Window will fast become one of Glee’s leading attractions, and hopefully it will inspire even more exhibitors to showcase their best products and ideas at future Glees."

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