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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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Subway to launch licensed food, toys and apparel

Sandwich maker partners with international licensing firm to bring Subway products to life.

Nick Scali’s profit to double in the first half

Profit result is due to a strong Black November campaign and store reopenings.

Businesses now obligated to disclose payment terms with some suppliers

After a one-year grace period, businesses can be fined for failing to comply with the new Payment Times Reporting Act.

JobKeeper cut as business gets back underway

Employers will find less support from governments as they prepare for the months ahead.

Boxing Day trade encapsulates an unconventional year of retail

Annual shopping holiday sees a reliance on online shopping and a mostly Covid-safe bricks-and-mortar event.

Guzman y Gomez ends the year with an $86 million investment

Magellan Financial Group acquired 10 per cent of existing shares from the restaurant chain.

Retail turnover tops $30 billion in November: ABS

November sales 13.2 per cent up on the sale time last year.

Charter Hall spends $510 million on David Jones’ Elizabeth Street flagship

The deal provides David Jones a 20-year lease to operate in the property.

Lorna Jane heading to court for claiming its products cure Covid-19

Lorna Jane said its product could stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus, despite the fact the business had done no scien...

“Intolerable”: One in five retail workers have been coughed at this year

Of the 2,300 SDA members that completed the review, almost 88 per cent had been verbally abused in the last 12 months.

City Chic buys up curvy brand Evans to seed UK expansion

Evans was previously owned by collapsing Topshop owner Arcadia Group.

Australian luxury retailer Cettire valued at $190.6 million on ASX debut

The listing follows an IPO that raised $65 million for the high-end online fashion business at 50c per share.

Credit leaders urge Government not to extend insolvency protections

CreditWatch warns struggling businesses may drag good businesses down with them.

EG says Ampol misled around Caltex branding rights, sues

Euro Garages is seeking damages due to Ampol's deceptive conduct, the business said.

Bapcor’s sales bump driven by strong trade and wholesale performance

Bapcor sees sales spike in the first quarter of the new financial year, with revenue up 27 per cent.

How Mirvac is breathing new life into the shopping centre experience

The property developer's WeShow and WeMake programs bring new brands and fresh ideas to the table.

Beacon Lighting forecasts doubled profits for its first half

Improved sales during the pandemic relieve some uncertainty for the home improvement retailer.
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Spending improved in November, pointing to a strong holiday: CBA

Clothing and footwear, household furnishings and equipment, personal care and recreational retail all saw gains.

RFG is going to court over “unconscionable” conduct toward franchisees

The ACCC alleges RFG took advantage of its own franchisees between 2015 and 2019.

ACCC lays out competition concerns for Woolies’ PFD deal

The deal could reduce meaningful choice in the sector warns ACCC.