John Ryan

Though it’s the buzzword of the year, retailers...
Just how flexible are you? Pivot is a 2020 buzzword and listening to stories that use the term has been one of the hallmarks...
Despite the pandemic, stores across Europe...
Walking through my local neighborhood, there’s a lot that’s closed at the moment, shops mostly. Some of them will reopen...
Japanese retailer Muji has chosen to open a shop-...
If were you to open a new store in a new market, would you choose the premises of another retailer to make your debut?...
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...

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