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Dean Blake

Dean Blake is deputy news editor at Inside Retail. Reporting all things Australia and New Zealand, Dean has spent the last two years helping spearhead both online and print content for Inside Retail Weekly, Inside Retail Magazine, and the Top 50 People in E-commerce report. Now, as deputy news editor for APAC, he helps coordinate Inside Retail's broader news strategy across the APAC region while continuing to focus his efforts on his local markets. With the transformation of the retail industry becoming more and more rapid, and important, Dean is keen on seeing how the industry reinvents itself for the modern world and how it can become a force for good in a sometimes difficult and volatile world – remembering that retail isn't just a game of numbers, it's a game of people.

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‘Next phase of growth’: JB Hi-Fi unveils new initiatives for FY23

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‘It’s a natural evolution’: Why TikTok’s push into fresh food makes sense

This month, the social video platform launched the ability for UK viewers to buy fresh food products. Here’s why it may ...

Welcome to Wonderworld: David Jones showcases natural beauty on the runway

Department store giant David Jones unveiled the latest Spring/Summer collections this week in its Elizabeth Street flags...

Challenge the status quo: Why Amazon is trialling over 120 interns

At a time when many players in the retail industry are struggling to fill positions, online giant Amazon Australia is bu...

A Good Time bar none: Who Gives a Crap launches new brand

Launched last week, Good Time offers conscious consumers a range of body and haircare bars, made from natural ingredient...

“Way cooler than anything I’ve seen”: Thrills puts Hard Yakka into collab

With the workwear market having changed significantly over the past few years, Hard Yakka and Thrills have come together...

Grand slam: How Incu brought Nike and Jacquemus to Sydney

Last week, Australian fashion retailer Incu launched a space dedicated to Nike and Jacquemus’ new collaboration, inspire...

Shift left: How Domino’s culture of prototyping led to digital dominance

Domino’s has a track record of introducing new offers and advancements of its technology, and key to this is the busines...

From self tanning to sun care: How Australian Glow is taking on the US

According to founder Elizabeth Agresta, the business started off focused purely on providing natural tanning solutions, ...

Why retailers are looking to healthcare for growth

What is it that makes healthcare such an attractive secondary market for retailers? It’s already massive, and it’s still...

“No bells and whistles”: Inside Metcash’s new value-based supermarket

With inflation biting both customers and businesses, Metcash’s new Supa Valu chain seeks to deliver a simplified, afford...

Lindt exec talks why Australia is such a strong test market

Here, we talk to Lindt Australia CEO Michael Schai about his time in the retail industry, as well as what the global bra...

Analysis: Changing customer behaviour isn’t a problem – it’s an opportunity

In the last few years, a lot of things have changed. Customers and retailers alike had to quickly adapt to a very differ...

‘People are ready to travel’: Strandbags aims to take Aussie luggage global

With the launch of a revitalised luggage offer, Strandbags is ready to take its brands to the next level.

Exclusive: Woolworths’ head of delivery talks the rise of marketplaces

Last year, supermarket giant Woolworths launched its Everyday Market, an online marketplace hosted within its broader we...

Beyond Pride: Almost half of LGBTQIA+ workers face harassment at work

A recent report by The Body Shop and non-profit Minus18 found that, while businesses are better at supporting LGBTQIA+ s...

Pushing the envelope: Memobottle to expand beyond water bottles

Memobottle, which makes rectangular plastic or steel water bottles in the same dimensions as A5, A6 and A7 pieces of pap...

Time for take off: Luggage brand July plans global stores as sales increase

After a catastrophic few years for the travel industry, Australian luggage brand July is back on track and launching a n...

From data to farming: How Puma, Allbirds are tackling emissions

With a number of ‘net-zero by 2030’ pledges from brands around the globe, the heat is on to find ways of reducing carbon...