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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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How Superdry is using WeChat, Weibo and Little Red Book this Lunar New Year

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No sweat: Why My Muscle Chef has entered the weightloss category

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‘We’re very positive’: Four Pillars bets on domestic travel

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Luxury in the gym: Is Dior’s workout collab worth the sweat?

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“It’s disappointing”: Why retailers should do more to tackle modern slavery

Monash University reported last year that more than a third of mandatory modern slavery reports were unsatisfactory. So,...

Yoox Net-A-Porter names new APAC lead

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Woolworths reinstates customer limits to curb hoarding

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Bunnings customers caught up in international data breach

US-based scheduling platform FlexBooker, which Bunnings uses to power part of its ‘Drive & Collect’ service, was breache...

Melbourne Fashion Festival partners with PayPal in three-year deal

“PayPal is all about inclusion, innovation and helping Australian businesses thrive,” said PayPal general manager of pay...

Finalists revealed for Inside Retail’s Retailer Awards 2022

Inside Retail is thrilled to announce this year's finalists for the upcoming Retailer Awards presented by Commonwealth B...

Black Friday drives 5.8 per cent retail-wide sales bump in November

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76 per cent of retailers impacted by worker isolation: ARA

"We've entered an unprecedented staffing challenge as more people are infected with Covid than at any stage before in th...

HungryPanda acquires Easi to strengthen Asian food delivery

Easi national operations manager Kitty Lu said the acquisition would increase the business' effectiveness and reach in a...

Close contact rules change to get critical staff back to work

Close contacts in food distribution will be allowed to return to work in an effort to ease the food shortages currently ...

Woolworths pulls bid to pick up pharmacy group API

Woolworths said it was unable to validate the financial returns it would require from the acquisition after completing i...

Authentic Brands forfeits IPO plan after private deal

Authentic Brands has dropped its bid to go public just three months after it sold a stake in its business to private equ...

Supply chain issues to worsen as virus impacts transport sector

Due to sickness or isolation, up to half of the country’s truck drivers are missing, according to TWU national secretary...

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