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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Istanbul is a source of retail inspiration, with The Zorlu Center and Istiklal Street providing a contrast that echoes the city’s location.
Being good in store is rarely sufficient as standards seem to climb inexorably. What is it therefore that puts one store ahead of another?
Pêle-Mêle has managed to create an atmosphere where customers feel content to while away an hour or two before actually making a purchase.
- Store gallery: Dixons unveils convenience and lifestyle designs
- Store gallery: Signage now contributes to entire store experience
- Comment: Has clone Britain come to an end?
- Store gallery: Kingfisher’s practical and polished stores
- Comment: Primark shows the design way in Paris
- In pictures: Lululemon eyes further London stores as it opens in Covent Garden
- Store gallery: Gap, Boxpark, London