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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Sofa retailer Sofa Workshop has seen tough times, but now it’s sitting pretty. John Ryan talks to managing director Ian McGuffog about its latest format.
Designed by CADA and Republica, Danish Coop’s Central Station store in Copenhagen brings a Corinthian flourish to convenience retail.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has opened a pop-up ‘breakfast in bed’ cafe in the heart of Shoreditch, east London.
The launch of a giant Selfridges shoe department in Manchester proves good things happen outside London, but little noise is made about it.
Beauty retailing is a tough business but who is good at it? Retail Week appraises approaches to the category in London’s department stores.
Revealed at the Future Food District Expo 2015 in Milan, Coop Italia’s vision of tomorrow really lives up to the claim.
High streets may be close to the point where there is no more room for bike stores cafes catering for middle-aged men in Lycra.
A shop in Selfridges that prints 3D lollipops of shoppers creates a more engaging experience than any of this election’s political campaigns.
Fortnum & Mason has a promotion entitled “Sensorium” at its Piccadilly flagship that enables visitors to consider the world of the senses, from taste to smell.
Zara has opened a 48,000 sq ft glass and concrete flagship on the London shopping mecca, and it is a welcome addition to the area.
- Store gallery: Sonia Rykiel adopts a novel approach to fashion retail
- In pictures: Lush unveils radical new look on Oxford Street
- Comment: Apple’s Selfridges pop-up proves the format remains relevant
- Store gallery: Article’s distinctive store design finds a home in Brixton
- Store gallery: Wickes reveals its softer side with new store design
- Comment: Zara’s new factory-like flagship opens on Oxford Street
- Store gallery: Belgium's Cru supermarket takes a farmers' market approach
- Store gallery: John Lewis cleans up its windows
- Comment: Rushing to have the latest in-store technology is not always wise
- Store gallery: Barker & Stonehouse is a Northeastern retail destination