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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Store design becomes art in its own right with Ai Weiwei’s Chinese mythical installations at luxury Paris department store.
The new flagship from fashion retailer Oasis on London’s Tottenham Court Road is playing a big role in the renaissance of the area.
At a time when in-store differentiation has never been more crucial, the discounters are upping the ante with increasingly slick operations.
Size – the Carnaby Street sports shoe store where the footwear walks the walk and the interior talks the interactive talk.
The in-store technology on offer in New York ensures that retail in the Big Apple looks more engaging than it has done for some time
The Whiskers ’n Paws fascia from Pets at Home is evidence of flexible thinking that should be a given in retail but frequently isn’t.
A customisation bar, a wall of watches and other dynamic displays create a buzz around watch brand Nixon’s first New York store.
Sensory marketing is a bold new frontier for retailers looking to stand out from the crowd, but does it make a material difference?
A visit to the National Retail Federation expo in New York reveals that while US stores are good, they are stuck in something of a rut.
Japanese retailer Muji has launched a striking new flagship on Huaihai Road in Shanghai as it sets its sights on expansion into China.