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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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Aussie supermarkets back pact to eliminate plastic waste by 2025

Aldi, Coles and Woolworths are founding members of a new plastic pact, which launches today.

TerryWhite Chemmart unveils its omnichannel future

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Industry groups warn watchdog of “anti-competitive” Woolies in PFD probe

The proposed undertakings put forward by Woolworths earlier this week did nothing to address the concerns they had alrea...

South Australia gears up for referendum on late trading hours

“This is about retailer and consumer choice, and we hope that the debate is more than just supermarkets."

Biosecurity, soil and relocation: How the budget stacks up for FMCG

Beyond boosting business, Frydenberg also announced a number of initiatives to help farmers recover from years and years...

Woolies offers temporary obligations to sweeten prospective PFD purchase

The temporary measures are designed to “allow the market to adjust to Woolworths and PFD ceasing to be independent of ea...

Woolworths Group’s Endeavour demerger date announced

The vote will take place on Friday, 18th of June.

Marley Spoon commits to 100pc renewable power by end of 2022

The business aims for the next five years to be focused on its packaging, sustainable sourcing and food waste.

Aldi Australia targets food in drive to eliminate waste to landfill

Aldi Australia has taken another step toward more sustainable local operations, announcing it is committing to zero wast...

AuMake’s losses mount as transformation work nears its end

Its third quarter sales result of $2.65 million was undercut by manufacturing, operating and staff costs.

Ombudsman opens “productive” talks with Australia Post on perishables

“This initial meeting with Australia Post gives me confidence that we can work together," said Billson.

Woolworths to recycle batteries, mobile phones

Collection units will be placed in every Woolworths store around the country.

Woolworths launching marketplace offer, invests in Marketplacer

The marketplace, which will be called ‘Everyday Market’ will offer products in new categories, such as homewares and clo...

Bunnings Warehouse offers to host vaccination hubs

And, health experts are backing the offer.

Australia Post caves on perishables, will work with Ombudsman on solution

Australia Post’s 30th June deadline to stop shipping these goods has been tabled until a better solution can be agreed o...

Ombudsman urges AusPost to defer ending shipments of perishables

"So many small businesses moved to selling their products online as a result of the COVID crisis. They need some additio...

McDonald’s heading to Federal Court over denied rest breaks

“It’s not asking too much to expect a big employer like McDonald’s to do the right thing by young and vulnerable workers...

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners to be “world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler”

Following an overwhelming shareholder vote last week, as of May Coca-Cola Amatil and Coca-Cola European Partners with be...

Coles, Deakin Uni partner to create retail training program

The Strategic Category Management program will be made available to current Coles category managers.

Coca-Cola Amatil shareholders approve European takeover

Only 0.9 per cent of votes were against the takeover.