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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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SDA asks shoppers to curb “festive frustrations” this Easter

A survey of over 2,000 retail workers found that 90 per cent had been subject to verbal abuse on the job.

The Iconic pledges to help clothe flood-impacted Australians

And, the business is now calling on further brands in its greater network to encourage further donations.

Luxury brand Bally launching George Street store in mid 2021

The store will open at 388 George Street, which was refurbished in 2020 to include five levels of commercial and retail ...

The Daily Edited founders in court stoush over personal expenses

Tania Liu is accusing Alyce Tran of using The Daily’s Edited’s capital to build her own side business as well as pay for...

Lego launching next store in Canberra

The 250sqm new store will be opened in the coming months and will be located at Canberra Central.

Retail to halt as Brisbane enters three-day lockdown

Affected areas include the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton and Brisbane council areas, according to the ABC.

Afterpay simplifies its in-store solution as BNPL picks up the pace

Utilising the payment structure of Google Pay and Apple Pay, customers can now use the Afterpay app to pay for goods in-...

Glassons buoys Hallenstein Brothers through half year

In New Zealand, sales at Glassons grew 14.5 per cent to $61.8 million, while sales in Australia jumped 26.9 per cent to ...

Champion, HoMie create co-branded collection to tackle youth homelessness

The streetwear range will see 100 per cent of proceeds go to support young Australians affected by homelessness.

NSW hotel voucher scheme to boost CBD retailers: ARA

The NSW Government's $51.5 million accommodation vouchers scheme is expected to support the hotel industry and CBD busi...

Accent Group taking on workwear with new brand this May

The first '4 Workers' store will open in May, with the design of the store geared towards appealing toward female shoppe...

Rhodes Central launching July 2021, bringing Asia-inspired ‘Bamboo Lane’

A new 11,500 square-metre shopping centre will be also be launched, anchored by a three-level Woolworths.

Premier Investments profit up 88.9 per cent in first half

Chairman Solomon Lew put it down to the “skills and dedication of [Premier’s] entire global team”.

Woolies play at PFD “watershed moment” for retail, say industry groups

A number of groups say the acquisition would grant Woolworths too much power in the food sector.

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP seek ACCC clearance to coordinate, collaborate

Group hopes to create a new, parent company NewCo, which will have its own board that all three businesses will sit unde...

Golden Goose launches Melbourne flagship

Venetian fashion house Golden Goose has launched its Australian flagship site – its third store in Australia, and its se...

“Beauty isn’t as inclusive as you think it is”: Adore Beauty

Adore Beauty has launched an initiative spotlighting the lack of available beauty products for people of colour.

Aldi celebrates 20 years in Australia

The supermarket chain has contributed a total of $30.2 billion into the Australian economy.

Bapcor makes a play at Asia with Tye Soon acquisition

The investment will give Bapcor a stake in Tye Soon’s 50+ locations across Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, Singapore a...

Consumer spending begins to wane as retail sales slip in February

The sector and the economy more broadly are still in for a challenging period ahead, says NRA boss Dominique Lamb.