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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Department store group John Lewis is to introduce 100 third-party fashion labels to its website over the next 12 months, creating a direct-to-consumer platform for brands.
Selfridges, one of the world’s most famous department stores, may be sold for £4bn or more.
Morrisons investors have opposed the grocer’s pay report in large numbers at today’s AGM, prompting dismay at the grocer.
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Fashion giant Inditex, owner of retailers including Zara, has reported strong quarterly sales growth and revenues have subsequently been ahead of pre-pandemic levels.
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Sellpy, the second-hand platform backed by fashion giant H&M, is to launch in 20 European countries.
Online grocer Ocado is weighing up retail opportunities outside its domestic market.
Magasin du Nord, the Danish department store business formerly owned by Debenhams, has been sold for an undisclosed sum.
Department store group John Lewis has made three appointments to its top team who will play crucial roles in its turnaround strategy.
As thoughts turn to life after Covid, or at least as the effects are mitigated, Marks & Spencer chiefs are confident that the retailer is also in better health.
Fashion retailer Ted Baker has successfully completed a refinancing with its lenders.
Asos is considering possible takeovers of online beauty platforms Cult Beauty and Feelunique, it is understood.
Homewares specialist Dunelm expects full-year profits to come in “significantly ahead” of City expectations after strong sales growth.
As Marks & Spencer prepares to issue full-year results next week maybe, just maybe, the worst is behind it as it promotes the people who delivered change.
Marks & Spencer has unveiled a management restructure, including promotions for Katie Bickerstaffe and Stuart Machin.
Sustainability has been climbing up the retail industry’s agenda for years and a raft of recent financing deals shows it has now well and truly taken centre stage.