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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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The new space more than doubles the business’ footprint, was constructed using recycled and upcycled materials, and will...

“Something special”: Harris Farm makes Canberra comeback

A new 4,500sqm Majura Park store will reintroduce Canberrans to the Harris Farm Markets store, and will create the oppor...

How Coles’ in-school supermarket teaches kids with disabilities life skills

One-in-five Australians live with a disability, most of whom will struggle to find a job. Here’s how Coles is working wi...

Cost-of-living pressures mount as Woolworths backs wage increase

As Australia’s supermarkets continue to hold the line on food prices, Woolies’ CEO Brad Banducci noted that a “balanced”...

From the source: Tristan Harris, Harris Farm Markets

Late last year, Harris Farm launched back into Queensland, both physically and digitally. And the business has eyes on V...

Why insects could be the future of pet food

Insect-based pet foods currently make up around US$7 billion of the US$105 billion pet-food industry, but that figure is...

Coles boss confident supermarket can stay on top of rising food prices

Chief executive Steven Cain said yesterday the supermarket has consistently stayed below national food price averages, a...

“There hasn’t been a lot of evolution”: ReMilk aims to disrupt Aussie milk

Using a patent pending cold filtration technology, Made Group’s latest product separates the different parts of the base...

How Brisbane start-up Idle Hour is bringing back vodka with the Grand Prix

Idle Hour is looking to brand partnerships to drive its adoption in the next year, and it’s aiming at Australians that a...

Emperor Champagne plans physical expansion following strong online growth

The Champagne specialist is scouting locations in Sydney and Melbourne for its first physical stores and gearing up for ...

Meat subscription start-up Our Cow tramples $1.5m equity funding goal

The service, which connects Australians directly with farmers, is aiming to use the growing investment to scale up and i...

‘Steal our ideas’: Zero Co launches new range, plans global expansion

Byron Bay refillables start-up Zero Co has entered the personal care space, with the future release of beauty products i...

Your customers want it: The business case for sustainability

From selling hope to saving money, sustainability experts converged at Retail Fest 2022 to put forward why it makes sens...

Dog parks and date nights: How DTC pet-food brand Scratch aims to grow

Up against the likes of industry giants like Nestle, subscription pet-food brand Scratch is betting big on offline event...

Donor dysfunction: How Thankyou is turning its charity work upside down

Social enterprise Thankyou will now move the support it gives to organisations around the world to an ‘unrestricted’ mod...

Healthy Mummy targets growth with new marketplace, wellness platform

The family health business is expanding its operations rapidly with the launch of a family-focused online marketplace, a...

Up your grape game: Inside Dan Murphy’s focus on the wine lover

Alcohol retailer Dan Murphy’s is looking to improve its wine offering with the launch of a new subscription service call...

Why Sans Drinks founder Irene Falcone is looking to franchising for growth

Five years after selling off her business Nourished Life, Irene Falcone is looking to franchise out her Sans Drinks bran...

Budget’s $8.6bn cost of living package fails to address retail’s needs

A number of industry players have stated the Government’s cost of living package is welcome, but is too focused on solvi...

Inside oat-milk brand Oatly’s totally ‘Norm&al’ approach to marketing

Oatly launched a YouTube series using puppets to convince more people to try out a flexitarian diet yesterday. Here, we ...