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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Morrisons’ finance chief Trevor Strain has taken on extra commercial responsibilities.
Ikea has launched its first new-format city centre store on London’s Tottenham Court Road.
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis was on the nail when he called this week for radical change to the business rates regime, which is holding back the retail industry’s success.
Selfridges had made a raft of changes to its top management team as it prepares for further growth.
French Connection founder Stephen Marks is seeking to sell his 42% stake in the fashion retailer.
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has urged a tax on products sold online to prevent bricks-and-mortar retailers being destroyed by etail competitors.
Fashion retail bosses have been asked to explain to MPs what measures they are taking to minimise the environmental and social impact of the goods they sell.
B&Q is restructuring store operations in a raft of changes that will mean the loss of 200 management roles.
After contrasting financial updates from ScS, Topps Tiles and DFS this week, the team discuss whether the big-ticket market has turned the corner.
Provenance, in particular UK origin, is becoming ever more of a battleground among the big grocers.
Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has fired department store group House of Fraser’s management.