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 appointed a new property director from Asda in its second big hire to be revealed today.
Marks & Spencer has poached one of Sainsbury’s Argos most senior executives to become stores director, Retail Week can reveal.
As another retailer collapses into administration, this time 140-year-old department store business Beales, perhaps store chains can learn lessons from another industry that has been through the mill.
Sosandar, the online womenswear specialist, will beat full-year sales expectations after a strong Christmas performance.
Trade body the BRC has reacted with concern to chancellor Sajid Javid’s plans to ditch EU rules as Brexit looms.
Retail property giant Intu intends to raise new equity as it seeks to fix its balance sheet.
Many people have started the new year with a mission to reinvent themselves. Lose weight, get more organised, find a new job. Which retailers could benefit from adopting a similar approach and what could their reinventions look like?
Theo Paphitis Retail Group has posted an uplift in earnings at Ryman and Robert Dyas, but trading has been tough at Boux Avenue.
As it emerged that regional airline Flybe was in trouble, ministers scrambled into action to keep the business flying.
Sales at the John Lewis & Partners department stores business slid 5.8% year on year last week as demand for clearance bargains slowed and mild weather hampered the performance of fashion, despite “strong demand for new spring products”.
Meet the new year, same as the old year. Many Christmas updates so far have reflected a tough end to 2019, which during its course took toughness to levels Tyson Fury would be proud of.
Online giant Shop Direct has formally rebranded as The Very Group today as it prepares for the next stage of its transformation.
Department stores have suffered a dismal few years. Once-loved names such as Debenhams and House of Fraser are in the emergency room after their administrations and profits have evaporated at bellwether John Lewis.
When new chair Dame Sharon White walks through the doors of John Lewis Partnership’s headquarters for the first time next month, she will not be welcomed by all the members of the executive team she expected.
Total sales at John Lewis department stores and sister grocery specialist Waitrose slipped over Christmas and longstanding director Paula Nickolds is to leave.