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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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Customer behaviour settling, but August sales likely to fall: NAB

August retail sales are likely to be 2.4 per cent down, said NAB.

Myer rebalances Customer First strategy as profit plunges

Turnaround strategy refocused to take changes in customer behaviour into account.
Solomon Lew and Mark McInnes

Solomon Lew fires shots at Myer over “shameful” results

The Premier Investments chairman has called for the Myer board to resign.
Myer store front

What could Amazon partnership mean for Myer? Look to the US

Myer and Amazon’s click-and-collect partnership is surprising, but not unprecedented.
Claire Peters, Woolworths

Woolies shuffles leadership team as ecosystem evolution continues

Group announces big changes at Woolworths, Big W and Countdown.

Flight Centre exits its “most challenging” year with a $510m loss

Flight Centre can currently service about 40 per cent of its regular business.

Adairs’ online sales double during bumper FY20

Online sales grew 111 per cent to $124.2 million, and made up 32 per cent of total sales.

Scentre Group targets Premier Retail for next wave of shutdowns

Move comes after Scentre Group boss Peter Allen doubled down on fixed rents moving forward.

Scentre Group won’t budge on lease agreements

Property group firm on fixed rents moving forward.

Mosaic Brands looking to shut up to 500 stores in next two years

CEO says business' forecast was "utterly derailed" by bushfires and Covid-19.
Leasing

Inside the battle between Westfield and retailers

Major retailers across the country have had their doors shut tight by a landlord that seems to have grown weary of talk.
Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger brings adaptive fashion range to EveryHuman

The collection is tailored to suit people with special needs

Westfield locks out retailers over rent disputes

Over 150 Mosaic Brands and Strandbags stores have been shut in Westfield centres across the country.

Beacon Lighting profit up 38 per cent on DIY orders

Customers spending more time at home boosted Beacon's FY results.
Woolies Woolworths Melbourne

Woolworths acquires food distributor for $550 million

The deal includes 26 distribution centres.

Domino’s serves up profit growth of almost 20 per cent

Profit grows to $138.4 million driven by almost $2 billion in revenue.
News

Marketplaces boom in Covid-19’s retail landscape

New online shoppers have flooded into Amazon, Catch and Kogan in recent months. Will they stay?

Spotlight launches click and collect in Stage 4 Melbourne

Customers can now order from home and nominate a store within 5km for pickup.
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David Jones parent flags asset impairments across group

Trading conditions have continued to struggle for Woolworths Holdings.
Richard Murray

JB Hi-Fi defies virus and supply issues to deliver strong full year result

In an environment that has seen many of its contemporaries struggle, JB Hi-Fi has flourished.