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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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Buy from the Bush aims to bring in $500k ahead of Christmas

The business hopes shoppers across the country will support bush-born businesses ahead of Christmas.

Coles makes vaccination mandatory across most of its business

One day after rival Woolworths announced it will require all staff in Australia to be fully vaccinated, Coles has follow...

Super Retail suffers lockdown sales slump

However, with states now exiting lockdown, the business remains hopeful for the holiday period.

Australia Post invests in South Australia ahead of Christmas rush

Australia Post has opened its first dedicated parcel facility in South Australia in a bid to improve its business in the...

Woolworths Group sets vaccine mandate across business

Woolworths chief executive Brad Banducci said the business has an obligation to keep its staff safe.

Kogan’s first quarter signals recovery from difficult FY21

Quarterly sales grew 21 per cent year on year to $330.5 million, driven by Kogan First memberships, Kogan marketplace an...

Fashion industry still has a “long way to go”: Baptist World Aid

“We have witnessed continual improvement from the industry when it comes to foundational measures… however, key measures...

ARA: Christmas period will be make-or-break for retailers

The upcoming Christmas period is fast becoming even more critical to retailers than usual, according to ARA boss Paul Za...

Transport workers to strike ahead of Christmas rush

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said transport companies are “deliberately playing games with workers’ lives”.

MyDeal’s first quarter brings record sales, customers

The launch of MyDeal’s dedicated mobile app has been a proven success, with more than 10 per cent of the business’ sales...

Crumpler co-founder returns as chief executive

After months without a full-time chief executive, Crumpler co-founder David Roper has return to the bag business in orde...

The winners of NSW’s reopened retail: CBA

Local residents came out in force last week to help retailers big and small get back on their feet.

Coles’ latest power agreement locks in 2025 renewable energy goal

Recent agreements with Origin Energy, ACCIONA Energía, and ENGIE will allow Coles to cover its estimated energy costs fr...

Gift-card retailer Prezzee looking to go public

Prezzee is mulling a float on the ASX and is looking at funding options.

Adore Beauty’s impressive growth continues through first quarter

Following a strong FY21, Adore Beauty has hit the grownd running with revenue growth of 25 per cent throughout the first...

Michael Hill’s digital sales buoy jeweller through first quarter

Michael Hill has seen online sales spike 58 per cent in its first quarter of FY22 compared to the same time last year, w...

Lovisa CEO Shane Fallscheer exits business after 12 years at the helm

And, Fallscheer's successor has been named after an international search.

Asos CEO, Chairman step down

A search is now underway to find a replacement chief executive, though current CFO Mat Dunn will temporarily take the re...

Essential workers disadvantaged by industry practices, report finds

The ‘Who Cares?’ report comes as workers around the globe are leaving jobs they deem unsatisfying, or who are burned out...

Peloton launches in Westfield, partners with David Jones

David Jones’ general manager of menswear, childrenswear and home Chris Wilson said the department store is thrilled to b...