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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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Adelaide Tools rebrands ahead of expansion out of South Australia

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Toys ‘R’ Us’ “transformational” year ends without earnings growth

Formerly known as Funtastic, the business rebranded as Toys ‘R’ Us under the ticker TOY in April of 2021, after the form...

Dusk launches online-only luxury brand

Candle company Dusk Australasia has launched a new online-only premium home decor brand: Mihi Home.

McDonald’s hit with breach of advertising rules over Instagram mix-up

McDonald’s has been hit with a breach of advertising after a radio host failed to specify whether an Instagram post was ...

Aussies to spend $11 billion this Christmas – almost half online

Aussies are expected to spend an average of $726 each, with most preparing to spend the same or more than they did last...

Most Australians still see ‘shopping’ as in-store, not online: Shopify

“Australians haven’t yet broadened their view of what a store is,” said Shopify’s managing director of APAC Shaun Brough...

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP merger approved by ACCC

ACCC chair Rod Sims said, in general, the three businesses do not compete with one another and that the amalgamation wou...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months

Retail stores, as well as gyms, and hospitality venues will be able to open with the return of the one person per four s...

Luxury brand Hermès targeted by animal rights protestors

PETA activists stood outside Hermès stores New York, Paris and London in crocodile masks, holding bloodied handbags and ...

Cotton On’s organic label Ceres Life taps new general manager

Steph Nolan will lead the organic label with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ and work-culture focused approach, according to th...

Little Birdie makes key leadership hires

Little Birdie was launched in August 2021, and aims to help consumers discover trending products, easily compare similar...

Bailey Nelson eyes virtual try on tech to grow sales

The launch of the system, which follows a successful trial earlier this year, has already driven online conversion growt...
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Woolies sells stake in Marley Spoon

Woolworths believes Marley Spoon no longer fits within its investment portfolio, and has sold its stake for $54 million.

Mosaic Brands announces capital raising to stay afloat in lockdown

Fashion firm Mosaic Brands has announced an underwritten capital raising of $32 million, aiming to prop up the business’...

A foundational year: Woolworths’ sustainable efforts ramp up in 2021

Woolworths has taken further steps toward creating a more ecologically sustainable business, signaling a significant dro...

Crumpler in administration, up for sale after Covid stifles travel

PKF Melbourne’s Jason Stone and Glenn Franklin were appointed as administrators at a board meeting on 31 August, and are...

Scentre Group to halve emissions in 2025 ahead of 2030’s net-zero target

Additionally, the business’ New Zealand portfolio will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy from January 2022.

Woolworths, Wesfarmers rank high in modern slavery reporting investigation

A number of retailers have been analysed as part of a wide investigation into the quality of information given up in the...

Brauz brings interactable shopping carts to Zoom

Customers can pre-load their online shopping cart with items they wish to see and discuss, and store staff will be able ...

Australia Post pausing e-commerce collections this weekend

The logistics business said it had 500 staff members in necessary self-isolation which placed an increased level of pres...

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