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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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“We need to remove the barriers for women”: ARA

The ARA welcomed the $1.7 billion investment in reducing out-of-pocket expenses for families with kids in childcare, but...

Adore Beauty revenue rises, stock price plummets

A misunderstanding around the business' active customer base has impacted its share price.

Accent Group launches first 4Workers store today in Melbourne

The 150sqm store is located in Eastland, and will be followed by six further stores launching in Melbourne in the coming...

Marley Spoon commits to 100pc renewable power by end of 2022

The business aims for the next five years to be focused on its packaging, sustainable sourcing and food waste.

Melbourne-based Marais launching luxury fashion online

The multi-branded boutique offers a highly curated selection of international luxury designers.

Zara launching beauty range

‘Zara Beauty’ will be available throughout APAC, Europe, the US, Canada and Mexico online, with more regions to come dow...

Flight Centre predicts $500 million loss for FY21

“Nothing is certain in this market except [that] we will not be paying a dividend in 2022."

Ted Baker accepting pre-worn clothes during May in partnership with Vinnies

Accepted coats will be resold through Vinnies to raise money in support of a range of community services.

EBay Australia opens up US sneaker sales, launches Authenticity Guarantee

Online marketplace eBay is stepping up its sneaker game by opening almost 90,000 new sneaker listings which are to be fu...

Super Retail’s year-to-date sales continue climbing

CEO Anthony Heraghty said the group hasn't had to discount products as consumer demand remains strong.

Nick Scali forecasts bumper year ahead as third quarter delivers

This follows the business’ doubling of first-half profit, announced in February, due to reduced discounting and increase...

ARA welcomes Victoria’s pledge to cut emissions

ARA boss Paul Zahra said the pledge means retailers can invest further into sustainable practices.

Over half of Australian retailers are still seeing supply chain disruption

52 per cent of retailers experienced disruption to their supply chain in April, while 19 per cent were impacted to a “gr...

Aldi Australia targets food in drive to eliminate waste to landfill

Aldi Australia has taken another step toward more sustainable local operations, announcing it is committing to zero wast...

Premier Investments to return $15.6m in JobKeeper

Now that macro-economic trading conditions have stabilised, the business is comfortable returning the handout.

AuMake’s losses mount as transformation work nears its end

Its third quarter sales result of $2.65 million was undercut by manufacturing, operating and staff costs.

Booktopia earnings double in third quarter

The continued rise in online shopping has delivered online bookseller Booktopia another strong period, with third quarte...

RM Williams’ Raju Vuppalapati to take on role as CEO of Country Road Group

Raju Vuppalapati is stepping across to the fashion retailer after leading RM Williams for the past six years.

Bunnings snags Beaumont Tiles in latest acquisition play

The business' management team will remain in place to continue its 61-year history, should regulators approve the move.

Amazon expands parcel pick up network to Western Australia

The expansion of its pick up network comes after the surge of Australians having tried online shopping for the first tim...