Peter Cantley‘s floral and garden expertise comes from many years of experience in the business, including over 29 years as Vice President, Floral and Garden, Loblaw Companies Limited.
Working with Loblaw afforded Peter many unique opportunities, including the development of Loblaw’s indoor floral business across Canada, including the guaranteed fresh President’s Choice® fresh cut flower program, the expansion of the outdoor garden centre business across the country, building a national network of exceptional growers for Loblaw garden centres and developing unique, exclusive floral and garden centre products and programs for the business across the country.
Under his leadership, the floral and garden team introduced countless new and exclusive items that have delighted consumers and gardeners across the country. Peter has traveled the world searching for the latest lawn and garden products – this includes putting together a team of growers and meeting with breeders to help determine what will grow best in the Canadian climate.
Peter earned his business degree, a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University. He was on the board of the Toronto Botanical Garden for a number of years and is a sought-after speaker at garden industry events in Canada and the United States.
Peter retired from Loblaw in June of 2014 and started a retail garden centre consultant business, Cantley Gardens Inc., working with a number of growers, supermarket retailers and manufacturers from North America and across the globe.