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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As broker Merrill Lynch downgrades Asos and Boohoo amid competition from a new wave of online disruptor, we debate whether the etail giants are really under threat.
A retailer that many may never have heard of is understood to be planning a float that would value it at more than $1bn.
Arcadia tycoon Sir Philip Green faced fresh allegations over the weekend about sexual harassment, racism and bullying behaviour.
This week, the team discuss the fire at Ocado’s Andover warehouse and its implications for its technology partnership ambitions.
Firefighters who tackled a blaze at Ocado’s Andover warehouse said their work was “very difficult” because the building was “not meant for humans”.
Rent-to-own specialist BrightHouse intends to shut 30 stores with the loss of up to 350 jobs, Retail Week has learned.
When John Lewis unveiled its Westfield London store last year, managing director Paula Nickolds described it as a place “to shop, do and learn”.
This week Ikea unveils its new Greenwich, London, branch, which it describes as its “most sustainable store”.
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Homewares and furniture giant Ikea this week opens its first London big box in more than a decade, and a raft of innovations represents its strategy in action.
Halfords has drafted in former Dixons Carphone executive Keith Jones as part of a restructure of its senior leadership team, Retail Week has learned.
Theresa May’s plan to renegotiate Brexit terms with the EU has failed to stem the concerns of business groups, which still fear the prospect of no deal.
The health of high streets and town centres has rarely been of such pressing concern.