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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  • 2018-11-16T16:44:00

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has told staff that Amazon is not “too big to fail” and that one day it will “go bankrupt”.

  • 2018-11-16T07:28:00

    Following a day of Cabinet resignations and renewed fears about Brexit turbulence, leading retailers have voiced their concerns about the effect of the political chaos.

  • 2018-11-15T11:20:00

    The best of retail will be celebrated at the Retail Week Awards 2019 sponsored by Salesforce.

  • 2018-11-14T10:08:00

    The planned tie-up between grocery giants Sainsbury’s and Asda would be bad news for consumers, a supplier has told the Competition and Markets Authority.

  • 2018-11-13T13:35:00

    Purple Tuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day, took place today and was embraced by many retailers and the wider industry.

  • 2018-11-12T14:22:00

    As the retail landscape is convulsed by change, the role of the store has never been more hotly debated.

  • 2018-11-12T07:43:00

    Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley is planning to shut more House of Fraser stores, it is understood.

  • 2018-11-12T07:37:00

    Footfall in October fell by 2% year on year in the 11th consecutive month of decline.

  • 2018-11-12T07:33:00

    Alibaba’s Singles’ Day promotional extravaganza generated sales of $30.8bn, 27% ahead of last year’s total.

  • 2018-11-09T06:45:00

    Two words are pretty much guaranteed to pop up in any retail conversation today – ‘transformation’ and ‘disruption’.

  • 2018-11-07T09:51:00

    Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe has signalled further changes to the retailer’s store estate as part of his turnaround programme.

  • 2018-11-05T07:48:00

    Profits at value general merchant giant The Range fell last year after the weakness of sterling hit performance.

  • 2018-11-05T07:44:00

    Mike Ashley’s takeovers of well-known retailers have cost 6,000 retail jobs and more than £1bn in unpaid bills.

  • 2018-11-05T07:39:00

    Marks & Spencer looked into separating its food and apparel divisions but opted not to after deciding it would not create shareholder value.

  • 2018-11-02T19:45:00

    Value grocer Lidl has launched its Christmas advertising campaign, urging shoppers to “upgrade your Christmas”.

  • 2018-11-02T09:53:00

    DIY giant B&Q will not take part in the Black Friday promotional extravaganza this year.

  • 2018-11-01T11:20:00

    As claims of alleged sexual harassment and racist abuse stack up against Sir Philip Green, the team discuss whether his Arcadia empire can survive his personal crisis.

  • 2018-10-31T07:45:00

    Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green has once again found himself a pariah.

  • 2018-10-29T07:27:00

    Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to cut business rates by a third for about half a million small retailers in today’s Budget.

  • 2018-10-29T07:21:00

    Arcadia tycoon Sir Philip Green faced further criticism over the weekend about allegations of sexual harassment and bullying.