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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Visual merchandising teams across the capital have been busy trying to put shoppers in the mood for summer, but have their efforts paid off?
Harvey Nichols re-opens its Birmingham store this week with an impressive offer, as it aims to entice local entrepreneurs and millionaires.
Australian tea specialist T2 has opened a small but beautiful store, its third in the UK, on London’s Regent Street.
The notion of what constitutes a pop-up may be changing, but it is an increasingly important approach for retailers of all kinds to consider.
The grocer has opened two convenience stores on high streets in London that could offer a new template for further expansion.
Workshops, deconstructed houses and visual merchandising are to the fore in French retailer Leroy Merlin’s Le Havre store.
Harvey Nichols has withdrawn from its luxurious seven-floor department store in Azerbaijan’s capital months after a high-profile launch, Retail Week can reveal.
Asda has launched two high street shops as it bids to take on rivals’ convenience stores. John Ryan gives his verdict on the latest branch.
The plethora of red signage up and down the high street means that Sales have become more or less an irrelevance to shoppers.
Selfridges on Exchange Square may be the younger sibling to its London flagship, but after refurbishment it has poise beyond its years.
- Store gallery: Augmented animal antics at Super U, Thourotte
- Comment: Was Uniqlo right to close its flagship during its refurb?
- Store gallery: How Hyundai Rockar is driving digital in-store
- Watch: Selfridges' Manchester store refurbishment nears completion
- Comment: JD Sports Oxford Street looks like a winner
- Store gallery: Tiffany & Co transforms Selfridges into a slice of New York
- Store gallery: The tennis-themed shop windows in Wimbledon Village
- Store of the Week: Heal's switches on lighting spin-off
- Comment: Wake up and smell the overpriced coffee overkill
- Store of the Week: Marine motifs in Némeau, Quebec