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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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NSW declares emergency, recommends supermarket workers get vaccine priority

“There is no doubt that the numbers are not going in the direction we were hoping they would at this stage,” said state ...

SA trading restrictions prompt calls for “national consistency”

Australian Retailers Association chief executive Paul Zahra said the sudden closure of non-essential retail will be deva...

Retail groups call on customers to follow health orders, curb abuse

“We ask Australians to recognise and support the important work of these teams in keeping customers Covid-safe,” said AR...

Victoria enters five-day lockdown starting today

As of Friday, retailers not deemed essential will be unable to open their doors and can only operate via click and colle...

Fishermans Bend warehouse reborn as Woolies-anchored retail centre

“This project provides important new amenity to the community and highlights the untapped potential of older warehouses ...

Naked Wines revenue grows 42 per cent as online booms

Alicia Kennedy, managing director of Naked Wines Australia, said the results grew on an already landmark result the year...

RangeMe opens 200,000 suppliers to Australasian retailers

RangeMe allows businesses to search and filter for products they want to sell, creating a more specific and intentional ...

Lockdown likely to hurt retailers, as customer confidence fluctuates

“While the Australian economy continues to perform well, consumer spending is increasingly taking a back seat as a drive...

Business support payments to start next week as lockdown extended

Businesses that have seen at least a thirty per cent decline in turnover due to the Sydney lockdown are eligible for pay...

Woolies launching dedicated online fulfilment centre in Sutherland Shire

The 7,200sqm warehouse will be based in Caringbah and will support up to 400 full-time equivalent roles.

HelloFresh to pick up beleaguered Youfoodz

The bid values YouFoodz at approximately $125.3 million and will push HelloFresh into the pre-made meals market.

SDA calls for priority support, vaccines for retail workers

“The only effective way out of the current lockdown is to support businesses with wage subsidies and ensure that essenti...

Food Revolution Group names new CEO, independent director

Food Revolution Group has made some major changes to its management team alongside a new banking deal with NAB.

Wesfarmers makes $687 million bid at picking up Priceline

Wesfarmers managing director Rob Scott said the acquisition would also enable the conglomerate to enter the “growing hea...

The low-value imported goods tax is being reviewed

The scheme has led to an increased level of compliance among international suppliers.

Retail leaders met with Government today to help speed up vaccinations

Business community offers up assistance with transport, premises, engagement and communication of vaccine rollout.

Amazon Australia will now service New Zealand customers as well

Kiwis have long needed to purchase goods from the US marketplace.

A2 milk taking controlling stake in Mataura Valley Milk

A2 Milk’s NZ$270 million bid has been given the green light by the country’s Overseas Investment Office.

Brisbane lockdown extended after infectious duo go shopping

The mother and daughter had visited a Harris Farm Market, several Woolworths stores, JB Hi-Fi, Mecca Maxima and Zara in ...

QR check in to become mandatory across every NSW business

“There is no excuse not to check-in everywhere you can.”