Alex Lawson is Senior Reporter at Retail Week.
Alex joined the news desk in November 2011 covering grocery retail – the cornerstone of the UK retail scene. Alex spends his days interviewing chief executives, studying new store formats and writing news and features for the magazine and website. Alex has travelled the world covering grocery from attending Walmart's AGM in Arkansas to researching the fresh produce supply chain in Costa Rica and Peru. Alex regularly represents Retail Week on broadcast media including on Sky News, the BBC News Channel and ITV News at Ten
Before joining Retail Week held the position of News Editor at the Fresh Produce Journal for three years following a stint working for several arts and culture magazines in Prague, Czech Republic.
Alex’s interests include his beloved football team Sheffield Wednesday, fanzines and the Sheffield electronic music scene of the early 1990s.
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