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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Overijse is a place that few outside Belgium will know. Yet if ‘fresh’ and supermarkets are of interest, it is well worth a visit.
John Lewis’s visual merchandising used to be austere and repetitive, but now that is all changing as the retailer freshens up its look.
QR codes were once part of a store’s visual merchandising and graphics package, but often not a penny was added to the bottom line.
Barker & Stonehouse’s flagship store in Teesside Retail Park uses dramatic store design to differentiate itself from its rivals.
Eyes tend to turn to the Big Apple when seeking retail affirmation, but Scribbler is hoping London’s Regent Street will be just as good.
This season’s themes in visual merchandising are simple but effective – we visit Bluewater and Westfield London to see what’s on view.
Birmingham’s Bullring is home to the latest store format from River Island. Retail Week pays a visit and talks to chief executive Ben Lewis.
Everyday luxury, rather than price-conscious binging, is the order of the day on the evidence of Thorntons and Hotel Chocolat.
Swedish fashion brand Lindex has opened the doors on its first store in the UK, a 10,500 sq ft space in Westfield Stratford.
Habitat is under Home Retail’s ownership and, three years since it entered administration, uses its outlets to entice customers online.
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- Comment: Retail Acquisitions has much work to do to revive BHS
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- Comment: Letting big stores go is the answer to surplus space
- Store gallery: E Leclerc’s Bordeaux store diversifies supermarket design
- Store gallery: Waitrose and other stores that make the most of small space
- Comment: Greater variation from store to store is the key to better sales