John Ryan is a journalist covering retail design, strategy and marketing for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. As Stores Editor of Retail Week, online editor of retail design magazine www.MInd-mag.com and European editor of VMSD, he has written about the sector for almost two decades. As well as occasional appearances on the TV and radio, he is a frequent speaker on conference platforms around the world.
He is also a consultant on store interiors, retail strategies and shopper profiling with clients ranging from Screwfix to Marks & Spencer, John Lewis to Tottenham Hotspur and L’Oreal as well as Swedish store equipment manufacturer Itab.
In a previous life he was a retail buyer for C&A, a role he fulfilled for 13 years, working in London and Dusseldorf and then head of buying for department store group Bentalls.