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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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BWX refocuses on margin, set to review Flora & Fauna, Nourished Life

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The campaign, called This Is Not Normal, is centred around an open letter urging politicians to take the science behind ...

“A focal point of Australian retail”: Inside Lotte’s new Sydney store

Earlier this month, South Korean retail giant Lotte Duty Free launched a three-level boutique store in the Sydney CBD, b...

‘The next sushi’: Sharetea’s growing stake in $2bn bubble tea market

Australian bubble tea business Sharetea has set its eyes on growth, with at least 20 new franchised stores planned for t...

Be Seen, be heard: Why The Body Shop has partnered with the UN

The Body Shop has partnered with the United Nations to launch a new campaign, ‘Be Seen, Be Heard’, which seeks to empowe...

Retail appointments of the week

Ampol's new head of retail; General Pants CEO steps up as boss of Alquemie Group; Marks & Spencer's Indian arm gets new ...

Citizen Wolf’s Zoltan Csaki on the importance of taking risks

Here, we talk to Csaki about what it has been like to be a pioneer in the made-to-order fashion space, and what he’s lea...

Meet the brand that launched Aus Fashion Week’s first metaverse show

At this year’s Australian Fashion Week, local creative house Injury showcased its newest range of digital fashion, avail...

“If you want fast, there’s a cost”: Inside the strain on the supply chain

Not only is the delivery and logistics industry facing delayed international shipments of products to Australia, it’s ha...

Why loyalty programs should focus on providing value to customers

Many brands now offer loyalty programs to entice customers to shop with them more often and offer rewards. The good news...

Inside Four Pillars’ new copper-veiled distillery

The new space more than doubles the business’ footprint, was constructed using recycled and upcycled materials, and will...

“Something special”: Harris Farm makes Canberra comeback

A new 4,500sqm Majura Park store will reintroduce Canberrans to the Harris Farm Markets store, and will create the oppor...

Retail appointments of the week

Dan Murphy's MD exits; Flybuy's new Cyber Security lead; Coca-Cola's new VP of marketing; Marketplacer hires CTO.

How Coles’ in-school supermarket teaches kids with disabilities life skills

One-in-five Australians live with a disability, most of whom will struggle to find a job. Here’s how Coles is working wi...

Strandbags goes hell for leather with new style-focused brand Evity

After staying silent for two years, Strandbags has launched a new leather brand and set its sights on an international e...

Cost-of-living pressures mount as Woolworths backs wage increase

As Australia’s supermarkets continue to hold the line on food prices, Woolies’ CEO Brad Banducci noted that a “balanced”...

Hotter, quicker, faster: Domino’s GM on what NZ customers want

Domino’s Cameron Toomey talks drone delivery, electric bikes, and how the pandemic has changed what Kiwis want.

Why insects could be the future of pet food

Insect-based pet foods currently make up around US$7 billion of the US$105 billion pet-food industry, but that figure is...

From the source: Tristan Harris, Harris Farm Markets

Late last year, Harris Farm launched back into Queensland, both physically and digitally. And the business has eyes on V...

Coles boss confident supermarket can stay on top of rising food prices

Chief executive Steven Cain said yesterday the supermarket has consistently stayed below national food price averages, a...