John Ryan is Stores Editor at Retail Week.
He has worked for the magazine for more than a decade and covers store design, visual merchandising and what makes things sell in-store - across every area of retail. In a previous life he spent 15 years as an international buyer for a major European retailer and was latterly based in Dusseldorf.As well as writing about stores he talks about them and in the last year has delivered presentations in locations as diverse as London, Santiago, Paris, Berlin, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York and, erm, Basingstoke. And for those who are interested in such things, he is a twitter devotee - please follow!
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Coffee has long been seen as an easy way of making money by many retailers, but are we now afloat with the brown stuff?
Nautical-inspired interiors at Canadian fishmonger Némeau show how product influences store design, with eye-catching results.
Wyevale has unveiled the refurbished and refreshing Percy Thrower garden centre in Shrewsbury that presents the format in full bloom.
Tired store design that needs a shot in the arm and drab, monochromatic stock options are at the heart of Gap’s problems.
Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has opened Mega Value.com, a value variety store in Kidderminster. John Ryan visits
Fledgling retailer Cambridge Satchel Company has opened a men-only store for its leather bags. Retail Week takes a look inside.
The sudden appearance of screens in the windows of Topshop’s Oxford Circus store has lifted its visual merchandising above big name rivals.
The maternity specialist has opened a new-look store in Northern Ireland and it shows improvements are under way. John Ryan visits
Cambridge Satchel Company has remodelled its store near Covent Garden to create a space for men. Stores editor John Ryan finds out why.
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has opened a discount department store in Kidderminster called Mega Value.com. Retail Week takes a look inside.
- Store gallery: Ted Baker & Moore, Spitalfields
- Comment: Why airports' retail offers are better than high streets'
- Store gallery: Candy Cloud takes to the skies in Dublin
- Comment: Discount dominance of British high streets is here to stay
- Store gallery: Tapi's Tooting debut is a carpet store with a difference
- Store gallery: Discover the new trend of the hybrid cafe-retailer
- Store gallery: Sun & Sand Sports fuses digital and physical in Dubai
- Comment: Tesco gets it right with its Harris + Hoole coffee shop
- Store gallery: Sofa Workshop unveils compact test store in Westfield
- Store gallery: Coop's gothic travel interior at Copenhagen's Central Station