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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Tesco’s new superstore in Bicester offers progress and efficiency for the town’s rapidly expanding population.
Danish general merchandise retailer Tiger demonstrates that less can indeed be more with its first foray into the London Underground network.
There is more to being a successful travel retailer, whether in train stations or airports, than simply opening a small(er) shop.
The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai combines a wealth of stores in formats ranging from the mid-market to the most luxurious. John Ryan explores.
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Tiger, one of the UK’s fastest-growing retailers, has opened its first store in a Tube station. Stores editor John Ryan takes a look around.
Livraria Cultura’s São Paulo showpiece offers shoppers an inviting, bright, wooden space in which to peruse potential purchases.
From short-lived QR codes to beacon technology and self-guiding apps, John Ryan explores why in-store tech can often do more harm than good.
The new athleisure brand resulting from a collaboration between Topshop and Beyoncé launched this morning at the store’s Oxford Street flagship.
Oxford Street’s biggest department store is making retail history with the opening of its dedicated ‘athleisure’ area the Body Studio.
Harvey Nichols has some good stores, both in the UK and overseas, but its flagship in Knightsbridge, was underwhelming.