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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Sometimes a simple act of generosity can be sufficient to make customers choose one particular shop ahead of its competitors.
Middle-Eastern retailer The Toy Store has opened its first UK branch in the West One shopping centre, at the heart of London’s West End
London-based department store pop-up Multiplex brings a unique and strikingly designed proposition to a tried and tested formula.
Bricks-and-mortar bookshops have long been under attack from the threat of ecommerce but the sector is now preparing for a turnaround.
The newly opened Waitrose in King’s Cross is that rare beast: a supermarket that inspires shoppers to linger around in it.
John Lewis has come to the end of a three-year project to open a store in Birmingham and the result sets a new standard for the retailer.
Waitrose has opened a store in a Victorian shed in London. Head of store development Anthony Wysome explains how it designed the shop.
John Lewis has said its new £35m store in Birmingham Grand Central represents a “step change” for the department store.
Waitrose has opened a 24,000 sq ft store in London’s King’s Cross in a Victorian storage shed formerly used as part of the rail network.
Australian skincare retailer Aesop uses untreated oak interiors to channel minimalistic sophistication at its new Hamburg store.
- Store gallery: White Stuff's 'social' store brings community spirit to Bath
- Watch: John Lewis on inspiring customers in Grand Central Birmingham
- Comment: Are rents in London’s West End too high for success?
- Store gallery: Whole Foods and H-E-B show how to do big-box grocery
- Comment: How Primark has become an international success
- Store gallery: The verdict on Iceland’s 'gourmet' Food Warehouse fascia
- Store of the week: Eataly serves up a feast for shoppers in Rome
- Comment: Extended Sunday trading hours means bigger shops
- Store gallery: Next's out-of-town offer sets a standard for big-box retail
- Store of the week: Baracuta checks in with a splash of colour