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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Primark stores boss Peter Franks is leaving the fashion retailer after a decade to join The Hoxton hotel group.
In South Korea, there are entire streets devoted to beauty retail. Does new kid on the block Boots stand out from the crowd? John Ryan reports from Seoul
Talk to almost any retailer at the moment and it will only be a couple of minutes before things digital form part of the discussion.
All but a few high-profile department stores seem to be in trouble, so has the market changed to the point where the sector is just an irrelevance?
Retailers are looking East, not West, for the future of retail. John Ryan goes to China to see the tech-enabled stores of ecommerce giants Alibaba and JD.com.
Last week Aussie stationery outfit Typo opened a new store in a London shopping centre and it looked impressive, if pens and fancy paper are your thing.
Those of a certain vintage may know of a Jimi Hendrix album entitled Are You Experienced, and for the past five or more years this might have been the theme for any retail conference anywhere.
We’re now in for a period of speculation about what the Sainsbury’s-Asda connection might mean for the major UK grocery players, and who’s next.
Giving shoppers reasons for buying more may be a matter of telling stories, online or offline, but what works and what are the potential pitfalls?
Online or offline: it’s not a binary choice – both need to be in place for retailers.
A shoe shop has opened in the western Polish city of Wrocław that more or less embodies the direction of travel that retail seems to be taking currently.