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 gallery: Le Bon Marché's swimwear department exceeds expectations
- Store gallery: Tesco’s Czech hypermarket as a store development lab
- Store gallery: Harrods food halls take over its windows
- Comment: Shop design matters little if customer service is absent
- Store gallery: Halfords' new Cycle Republic store in London
- Store gallery: Ahold strives for a market ambience in its supermarket designs
- Comment: Supermarkets should be striving to feel different