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 property landlord Intu reports “robust” results and big-name retailers join Yorkshire’s Axiom scheme, the team debate whether malls are moving fast enough in the digital age.
Arcadia billionaire Sir Philip Green was on typically pugnacious form this week as he dismissed a report that he is seeking to sell up.
McColl’s has posted a rise in full-year profits and broken through the £1bn sales barrier.
Retail sales rose year on year in January but growth was flat month on month.
Tesco is reportedly developing a new discount store format. The team discuss whether this potential new venture could be successful.
As Aldi and Lidl continue to soar like a SpaceX rocket, does it make sense for grocery market leader Tesco to launch its own value fascia?
Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has bought menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin out of administration.
Asda is to invest at least £20m into a partnership designed to lift a million people out of food poverty over the next three years.
A stakeholder in wholesale and retail giant Booker has labelled Tesco’s £3.7bn offer as “insufficient”.
Retailers including Tesco and Asda have been challenged on equal pay across their shopfloors and warehouses. The team discusses the implications for the sector.
Marks & Spencer has drafted in Tesco Clubcard legends Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby to improve customer understanding and personalisation.
The law of unintended consequences is writ large over the thousands of retail job cuts unveiled in the last few weeks.