John Ryan

A year of change in which many things remain the...
It started as a year in which digital looked set to sweep everything before it. Now the year is winding up as one in which...
Is London a viable setting for expansion?
Very recently there was a new arrival at the Westfield London shopping center in the Shepherd’s Bush area of the U.K....
An update to its Regent Street flagship speaks to...
Back in 2012, one of the major pieces of retail news in London was the opening of the Burberry flagship in one of Regent...
London’s Oxford Street is the setting for the...
Who, at some stage in their life, has not owned or at least coveted one of those brightly colored lambs’ wool sweaters from...
While active online, this retailer still draws...
At the moment, if you’re not focused on what you’re doing online, and on being digital, then popular thinking has it that...
Consider targeting a narrowly defined niche with...
Want to do well in retail? One solution might be to think small and take a unit in one of the U.K.’s three shopping malls...
Foot Locker and Sports Direct debut new outposts
In the past couple of weeks, two major sports stores have opened in the U.K., one in central London and the other on its...
Unsold stock finds a new home for shoppers to dig...
Rumor has it (in fact, rather more than rumor) that Swedish retail giant H&M has amassed a mountain range of unsold...
There may be more to life than staring at a...
Travelling to Beijing and the southern Chinese city of Hangzhou this week presented the opportunity to get a glimpse of how...
A family-owned jewelry and optical business in...
Jewelry retailers typically have one major obstacle to overcome when creating a new store: selling small products in...

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