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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When Sharry Cramond was growing up on a council estate in central Scotland she never dreamed that she would work for some of the biggest names in global retail.
Department store group John lewis has opened a Christmas shop on its website for the first time.
In little more than a week’s time, retail’s traditional Golden Quarter begins, but it would take more than three wise men to work out how it may go this year.
The billionaire owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill has asked for a valuation of the Peacocks business, potentially triggering a sale.
There have been approximately 1 million new downloads of Marks & Spencer’s Sparks loyalty app since its relaunch eight weeks ago.
Some of the biggest names in retail have banded together to call for government action to counter violence and abuse targeted at store staff, which has surged during the pandemic.
Mayor of the West Midlands and former John Lewis managing director Andy Street tells Retail Week why he thinks ‘reimagined’ city centres have a bright future and talks of his surprise that his former employer chose to shut its Grand Central store.
The scale of the turnaround challenge facing new John Lewis Partnership chair Dame Sharon White was thrown into stark relief today as it plunged to a £55m first-half loss. Is her turnaround plan enough to save the business from the department store scrapheap?
Department stores and grocery business John Lewis Partnership has posted a first-half loss and told staff they will not receive a bonus this year.
Convenience retail and funerals group the Co-operative has posted a surge in profits after the coronavirus outbreak prompted shoppers to flock to its stores.
Fashion giant Next has increased its full-year profit guidance as it navigates the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.
A lot of people have had to swallow bitter pills to help safeguard the future of New Look. Now one final group, landlords, is being asked to share the harsh medicine.
The future of fashion retailer New Look now relies upon landlords after a sale process conducted in tandem with a CVA proposal failed to produce a deal.
Fashion retailer Quiz has won more flexible leases after putting its stores business into administration to conduct a restructuring.
Home-shopping specialist Freemans has rebranded and relaunched, and is marking the shift with a marketing campaign that includes TV.
Primark’s strong shopkeeping skills helped draw customers to its stores despite the tough conditions afflicting many retail locations following the coronavirus outbreak.
Pret a Manger has long been an imaginative business and its latest venture, a coffee subscription designed to help it adapt to ongoing market shifts accelerated by Covid, shows that it still is.