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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Marks & Spencer has launched a promotion with ITV Weather to highlight its fresh food credentials.
Grocery sales have risen 1.4% year on year, representing three years of continuous growth, the latest Kantar data revealed.
New Look is back in the black on an underlying basis after its turnaround programme bore fruit.
Carpetright has posted reduced annual losses and said there has been strong like-for-like growth in the new financial year.
Amazon’s annual Prime Day deals extravaganza will be extended this year to run over a 48-hour period for the first time.
Hard times on the high street have been thrown into stark relief in the wake of news that Boots may close as many as 200 stores, while a CVA at Arcadia will result in about 50 closures.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has posted a decline in full-year profits as it confronted challenging trading conditions.
Carrefour has become the latest big Western retailer to beat the retreat in China after agreeing to sell its business there.
Directors of computer entertainment retailer Game have advised shareholders to accept a takeover offer from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct that values the business at £51.9m.
As Dave Lewis’ turnaround of Tesco nears completion, he is turning attention to new growth opportunities. Retail Week looks at where he is focusing his energy.
After Dixons Carphone revealed shrinking full-year profits today, the team discuss what boss Alex Baldock needs to do to get customers calling into the retailer again.
Sales at John Lewis department stores rose 3.8% last week, when fashion performed best.
It seems a long time ago – some people won’t even remember it – that Amazon was simply an online bookseller.
Waitrose drivers are to collect returns for stablemate department store chain John Lewis as the John Lewis Partnership creates efficiencies across the business.
The Government has rejected proposals to improve the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry.
Online fashion retailer Global Fashion Group, which operates in 17 countries, has set an IPO price range of between €6 and €8 per share.
A group of US property owners have launched legal action against Sir Philip Green’s Topshop business after its bankruptcy there.
Property owners have demanded better terms from Monsoon Accessorize owner Peter Simon as he seeks to push ahead with a CVA.
Walmart’s Jet.com ecommerce business is to part company with Simon Belsham, the former Tesco chief digital officer and Notonthehighstreet.com boss who only joined in March last year.
After Arcadia’s CVA was finally approved, the team discuss if the fashion group’s plan will work and is Sir Philip Green the right person to lead the retailer back to the top?