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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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Booktopia sales spike 28 per cent as lockdown feeds book lovers

Bookseller shipped 30,000 items a day in FY20.

Coles commits to power Queensland sites with ten-year renewables deal

Coles continues push to become Australia's most sustainable supermarket.

Harvey Norman profit up 185.8 per cent, excluding Melbourne

Comparable sales rose 30.3 per cent across Harvey Norman's global business.

JB Hi-Fi staff talk of gender discrimination and harassment

Staff allegedly feel afraid to speak out after seeing past harassment claims dismissed.
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Oscar Wylee lied about charity donations, Federal Court rules

Eyewear retailer fined $3.5 million for misleading customers.

Online spend to change “beyond this pandemic”: GlobalData

Thousands of Australians have been pushed online for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is beginning to ...

David Jones slammed for slow transition, Food business to be reviewed

Woolworths Holdings wants to get DJs Food to break even by 2022.

The Athlete’s Foot launches activewear online

The Athlete’s Foot has stepped into a new category, now stocking activewear and performance clothing on its website. The...

Zara-owner Inditex posts $315 million half year loss despite second quarter rebound

Fashion business saw strong sales growth after Covid-19 restrictions relaxed.
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Domino’s will now call customers two minutes before their pizza arrives

The new feature will benefit both customers and Domino's staff.
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Woolworths underlines digital-first strategy with creation of Sydney innovation hub

The supermarket giant is bringing all of its digital businesses under one roof.
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David Jones launches support program for Indigenous fashion designers

The retailer is committed to supporting local designers and giving back to First Nations people.
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Thread Together launching clothing hubs, vans to help Australians in need

Not-for-profit finding new ways to get new clothes into the hands of vulnerable Australians.

QLD wage theft bill passed despite industry concerns

Employers who intentionally siphon money from staff could face ten years prison.
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More than half of Vic retailers glad restrictions weren’t eased, survey shows

Many do understand it will be ‘extremely difficult’ to survive the next few months.
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Customer behaviour settling, but August sales likely to fall: NAB

August retail sales are likely to be 2.4 per cent down, said NAB.

Myer rebalances Customer First strategy as profit plunges

Turnaround strategy refocused to take changes in customer behaviour into account.
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Solomon Lew fires shots at Myer over “shameful” results

The Premier Investments chairman has called for the Myer board to resign.
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What could Amazon partnership mean for Myer? Look to the US

Myer and Amazon’s click-and-collect partnership is surprising, but not unprecedented.
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Woolies shuffles leadership team as ecosystem evolution continues

Group announces big changes at Woolworths, Big W and Countdown.