George MacDonald

George MacDonald

George MacDonald is executive editor of Retail Week.

He has worked on the title since 1998, originally starting as a reporter, and covered sectors ranging from food to department stores.

He is in day-to-day charge of Retail Week’s editorial content online and in print. He writes a weekly City column and blogs.

George has interviewed many of the biggest names in retail and is often asked to comment in the wider media on the latest industry developments.

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  • 2019-02-18T07:15:00

    Convenience retailer McColl’s has reported a fall in profits after a “challenging” year.

  • 2019-02-18T07:07:00

    Retail entrepreneur Philip Day, owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, hopes to snap up stores being closed by Marks & Spencer.

  • 2019-02-15T07:00:00

    As broker Merrill Lynch downgrades Asos and Boohoo amid competition from a new wave of online disruptor, we debate whether the etail giants are really under threat.

  • 2019-02-12T13:30:00

    A retailer that many may never have heard of is understood to be planning a float that would value it at more than $1bn.

  • 2019-02-11T07:21:00

    Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has withdrawn from the bidding for Patisserie Valerie, just two days after revealing he had made an offer for the troubled café chain.

  • 2019-02-11T07:16:00

    Arcadia tycoon Sir Philip Green faced fresh allegations over the weekend about sexual harassment, racism and bullying behaviour.

  • 2019-02-08T06:00:00

    This week, the team discuss the fire at Ocado’s Andover warehouse and its implications for its technology partnership ambitions.

  • 2019-02-07T07:21:00

    Firefighters who tackled a blaze at Ocado’s Andover warehouse said their work was “very difficult” because the building was “not meant for humans”.

  • 2019-02-07T07:11:00

    Fashion retailer Superdry has reported a fall in quarterly sales.

  • 2019-02-05T17:05:00

    Rent-to-own specialist BrightHouse intends to shut 30 stores with the loss of up to 350 jobs, Retail Week has learned.

  • 2019-02-05T16:26:00

    When John Lewis unveiled its Westfield London store last year, managing director Paula Nickolds described it as a place “to shop, do and learn”.

  • 2019-02-05T09:04:00

    Grocery sales rose 1.7% in the 12 weeks to January 27, the latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows.

  • 2019-02-05T07:26:00

    Entertainment retailer HMV has been acquired by Canadian music mogul Doug Putman.

  • 2019-02-05T07:17:00

    Online grocer Ocado has recorded a fall in full-year profits but said its growth story “is only just beginning”.

  • 2019-02-04T16:09:00

    This week Ikea unveils its new Greenwich, London, branch, which it describes as its “most sustainable store”.

  • 2019-02-04T15:29:00

    Homewares and furniture giant Ikea this week opens its first London big box in more than a decade, and a raft of innovations represents its strategy in action.

  • 2019-02-04T06:00:00

    Halfords has drafted in former Dixons Carphone executive Keith Jones as part of a restructure of its senior leadership team, Retail Week has learned.

  • 2019-01-30T07:40:00

    Theresa May’s plan to renegotiate Brexit terms with the EU has failed to stem the concerns of business groups, which still fear the prospect of no deal.

  • 2019-01-30T06:00:00

    The health of high streets and town centres has rarely been of such pressing concern.

  • 2019-01-29T13:04:00

    As far as retail jobs are concerned, it hasn’t been a happy new year so far.