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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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Australian beef exports under pressure, local prices to rise

A rising AUD and falling supply could price Aussie beef out of its major export markets this year, according to IbisWorl...

David Jones to rethink Food business following South African review

The new look Food business will shutter some stores, and expand others.

ACCC to clamp down on infant formula advertising

Watchdog concerned manufacturers are finding ways to work around prior agreements.

Woolies injects $184m into Queensland supply chain with new DC

The centre will service more than 260 Queensland and northern New South Wales stores and launch in the first half of 202...

Victoria puts down almost $20m to support, encourage seasonal crop pickers

Victorians could earn around $2,500 for eight weeks of fruit-picking under a new government scheme.

Kimberly-Clark fined $200,000 for claiming products ‘Made in Australia’

Kleenex's website showed the logo on products made in Germany, South Korea and the UK.

CCEP ups offer after Coca-Cola Amatil outperforms deal

“The value of Amatil has increased and we are pleased that CCEP has acknowledged this."

Packaging firm Pact makes NZ acquisition to further circular efforts

The business’ goal is to reach the capacity to recycle more than 60,000 tonnes by 2025.

Silly Solly’s launching in NSW and Victoria in March

Stores to be located in Prospect, Bathurst and Lismore in NSW, and Shepparton in Victoria.

Beston set for major production of antiviral protein found in cow’s milk

Lactoferrin, sometimes called ‘Pink Gold’, is a protein found in cows milk and can be used to stop Covid-19 from replica...

Coles launches 90-minute click-and-collect to 400 stores nationwide

And, due to the speed, ‘Click&Collect Rapid’ customers will be able to shop an extended range.

Supermarkets are now the most trusted brands in Australia

Covid-19 era ushers in new attitudes towards the nation’s grocery chains.

Woolworths investing $50 million into upskilling workforce

“What our people do in 10-years’ time will almost certainly be different from now,” says CEO.

Amazon launches open source program to help workers social distance

The program is being used in its local fulfilment centres and delivery stations.

Woolworths starts building second Australian eStore

According to Woolworths, around 160 extra workers will be employed to service the store, which should open in mid-2021.

Yowie narrows loss as Americans boost confectionery consumption

Yowie saw sales improve during the second quarter thanks to backlogged orders.

FWC’s retail pay rise starts today

Retail workers across the country will today receive a long-awaited pay rise, as the retail and fast food award wage jum...
Endeavour Drinks to recruit 1600+ new staff

Endeavour Group joins global program to shape online alcohol guidelines

Other members of the group include Asahi, Heineken and Kirin, as well as JD.com.

Bubs revenue continues rebound, but pandemic pressures remain

Bubs has seen revenue jump 36 per cent in Q2 compared to Q1, but sales are still down 12 per cent compared to the same p...

Coca-Cola Amatil shares outpace purchase offer, may spark renegotiations

Amatil revealed a fairly strong trading update last week, which spiked the share price due to renewed market confidence ...