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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  • 2018-09-21T09:57:00

    Central England Co-op has reported first-half trading profit up by £1m to £12.9m despite tough trading conditions.

  • 2018-09-21T09:30:00

    Value grocer Lidl will become the first supermarket group in the UK to remove black plastic packaging from fruit and vegetables later this month.

  • 2018-09-21T05:00:00

    In the week Tesco unveiled its much-anticipated value fascia Jack’s, we discuss whether it will entice shoppers away from Aldi and Lidl.

  • 2018-09-20T10:29:00

    Dixons Carphone chief executive Alex Baldock has set out his turnaround vision for the mobile phones and electricals group.

  • 2018-09-19T14:52:00

    One hundred years after Jack Cohen founded Tesco on a pile it high, sell it cheap strategy, the grocer has gone back to its roots.

  • 2018-09-19T06:30:00

    Iceland has revealed the eight start-ups that will join its first Innovation Lab accelerator programme designed to make the most of digital opportunity.

  • 2018-09-18T13:02:00

    Fashion etailer Zalando has issued a second profit warning after hot summer weather disrupted trading.

  • 2018-09-18T11:00:00

    If you were to appoint a new chief executive for a fast-growing pureplay retailer with a blossoming international presence, what sort of person would you hire?

  • 2018-09-18T07:10:00

    Food sales climbed by 3.8% over the summer, boosted by the heatwave and the World Cup.

  • 2018-09-18T06:25:00

    Online grocer Ocado reported an 11.5% uplift in retail sales in the third quarter to September 2.

  • 2018-09-17T13:57:00

    John Lewis Partnership’s precipitous profits collapse had been flagged well in advance but, when it came, jaws still dropped.

  • 2018-09-14T05:00:00

    As retail’s digital shift continues, we discuss some of the big themes from Retail Week’s Tech. festival with special guest Will Shuckburgh

  • 2018-09-13T11:29:00

    Robotics are increasingly being deployed in retail, particularly in warehousing and distribution.

  • 2018-09-12T15:39:00

    The rise of new technology is transforming not just retailers, but the wider industry including shopping malls and retail parks.

  • 2018-09-12T06:12:00

    Dunelm has reported a fall in full-year profits as the integration of the Worldstores business took a toll.

  • 2018-09-11T14:23:00

    Retail may be changing at byte speed, but two stellar successes demonstrated this week that some of the oldest rules in the book still apply.

  • 2018-09-10T14:23:00

    Department store group Debenhams has hired KPMG to advise on options as it endures harsh trading.

  • 2018-09-10T09:47:00

    Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma is to stand down in exactly one year.

  • 2018-09-10T06:43:00

    John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield has dismissed the idea of an ‘Amazon tax’ on online retailers.

  • 2018-09-10T06:40:00

    Primark’s full-year sales are expected to be up 5.5% year on year, parent company ABF said in a pre-close update.