John Ryan

New thinking about dealing with the COVID threat...
At the risk of writing endlessly about the effects of COVID-19 on retail and retailers, the newly made-over Itsu outpost on...
It's fine to shop via the web, but why does...
"The man who is tired of shopping is tired of life." Dr. Johnson may not actually have said this, but had he walked along a...
Australian retailer Country Road exemplifies the...
Australian fashion retailer Country Road’s (Richmond, Australia) recently opened store in the Chadstone Shopping Centre, in...
Masks become mandatory for shoppers in the U.K.
July 25 – that's the date when wearing face masks becomes mandatory when visiting a shop in the U.K. Several other European...
There is more to getting people to shop than just...
If you’re reading this after June 15, 2020, and the chances are that this is the case, then it’s already happened: all of...
In London, Samsung marries technology, heritage...
Samsung (Seoul, South Korea) is one of two or three technology brands that have become retailers over the past few years,...
There will be life post-COVID-19, but only those...
It would be easy to succumb to a feeling of doom at the moment. Where are we headed, how many will not be around and how...
The triennial trade show went back to the basics
EuroShop in Düsseldorf has come, been and gone, and we’ll not see it’s like for another three years, when the bars of the...
Retailers that don't discount: Do they still...
As results trickle in from the holiday shopping period, there have been few surprises. One by one, a picture emerges of a...
Retail enters a brave new world
The holidays are upon us, as is the end of the decade, and it’s reasonable to say that there have been a few changes since...

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