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 revealed plans to close another 14 clothing and home stores and cut back Simply Food openings.
Parliamentarians are to consider how to breathe new life into high streets that are suffering as online shopping grows and cost pressures increase.
Christo Wiese has relinquished his role on the board of fashion retailer New Look.
Grocery sales in April were hit by unpredictable weather and rose at the lowest rate in almost 15 months, and Asda outperformed suitor Sainsbury’s.
Sainsbury’s and Asda have unveiled “transformational” proposals to merge in a £13bn deal that would make it the UK’s largest grocer.
Sainsbury’s proposed merger with Walmart-owned Asda is full of big numbers – and big numbers when it comes to sales and profits are the objective.