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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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Woolworths is working with the government to open vaccination hubs throughout the country.

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Priceline GM of retail steps down to take up new role

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

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

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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...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen in coming months

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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...

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.

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...

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...

Countdown to give priority workers early access to supermarkets each day

With the increasing pressure on medical, MIQ and emergency workers due to the worsening Covid-19 outbreak, Auckland Coun...

Irish grocery importer mulls physical stores as demand soars

An online store shipping hampers of Irish products to the diaspora in Australia has proven so successful the founders ar...

AusPost lands record revenue, commits to delivering perishables long-term

Australia Post delivered record revenue in FY21 driven by increase e-commerce growth in the retail sector, hitting $8.27...

Indemnity scheme announced for businesses that host vaccination hubs

The scheme will also extend compensation for workers who get the vaccine, and who may need time off afterward to recover...

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

Restaurant Brands first-half profit trebles

Restaurant Brands, which runs KFC in NSW and Taco Bell in Australia, saw its Australian operations grow 24.1 per cent du...

Woolworths partners with Uber to bring groceries to your door

The offer will expand across the eastern seaboard after its initial launch on August 30, and will be available through t...