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 Dixons Carphone revealed shrinking full-year profits today, the team discuss what boss Alex Baldock needs to do to get customers calling into the retailer again.
It seems a long time ago – some people won’t even remember it – that Amazon was simply an online bookseller.
Waitrose drivers are to collect returns for stablemate department store chain John Lewis as the John Lewis Partnership creates efficiencies across the business.
The Government has rejected proposals to improve the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry.
A group of US property owners have launched legal action against Sir Philip Green’s Topshop business after its bankruptcy there.
Property owners have demanded better terms from Monsoon Accessorize owner Peter Simon as he seeks to push ahead with a CVA.
Walmart’s Jet.com ecommerce business is to part company with Simon Belsham, the former Tesco chief digital officer and Notonthehighstreet.com boss who only joined in March last year.
After Arcadia’s CVA was finally approved, the team discuss if the fashion group’s plan will work and is Sir Philip Green the right person to lead the retailer back to the top?
Iceland has posted a decline in full-year profits after confronting challenging trading conditions and bearing increased costs.
The surprise appointment of Ofcom boss Sharon White to succeed Sir Charlie Mayfield as chair of the John Lewis Partnership was unforeseen, but not unwelcome.
Fashion retailer Ted Baker has suffered in a harsh trading environment and warned that full-year profits will come in at between £50m and £60m.
Paul Geddes is one of the top candidates to become chief executive of DIY giant Kingfisher, Retail Week understands.
Fashion retailer New Look has bolstered its board with a raft of big names and founder Tom Singh is to retire.
After Arcadia’s CVA vote ended in stalemate yesterday, the team run through what happened and debate what it might take to get it over the line.
Sir Philip Green’s embattled Arcadia fashion empire is expected to be thrown a lifeline tomorrow when creditors vote on controversial CVA proposals.