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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After Asda revealed plans to make sweeping changes to store staff contracts, we analyse the implications for the grocer and the wider retail sector.
Footfall rose in March but the retail industry remains “in the midst of a no splurge culture”, the latest data indicates.
This week the team delve into Lush’s divisive decision to axe its social media accounts across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in a bid to stop “fighting with algorithms”.
Lawyers for tycoon Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct have written to the administrators of Debenhams alleging a conflict of interest.
The redundancy of Debenhams’ once-vaunted claim to be ‘Britain’s favourite department store’ was sadly laid bare as it fell into a pre-pack administration today.
Debenhams’ lenders are expected to take control of the department store group after conditions for further funding were not met and no deal was struck with potential buyer Sports Direct.
Julian Dunkerton has successfully staged a boardroom coup and is back at the top of the retailer he founded. The team discuss what he needs to do now.
Marks & Spencer has reintroduced one of its most successful marketing campaigns as it seeks to build its food business.
Asda’s grocery market share has overtaken suitor Sainsbury’s for the first time since 2015, according to the latest data.
Sports Direct is weighing up an offer for Debenhams that would value the department store group at £61.4m.
International success is one of retail’s holy grails but despite notable wins, Kingfisher’s results today show it is one of the most elusive of prizes.
ScS, the upholstered furniture specialist, has reported an increase in half-year profits but said trading conditions remain uncertain.
Bonmarché has warned that it will make a worse than expected loss this year after tough trading in March.