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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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Metcash delivers strong first-half result despite pandemic

Shop Local movement benefits IGA during the first half, Metcash said.

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Amazon, AliExpress, Catch and eBay sign online product safety pledge

The ACCC’s Australian Product Safety Pledge aims to protect consumers from unsafe goods.

Amazon, AliExpress, Catch and eBay sign online product safety pledge

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Woolies outlines South Australia trading hours as state enters lockdown

With the state entering a forced lockdown after a cluster of Covid-19 cases emerged, Woolworths and Coles are extending ...

Coles shuts out striking warehouse workers

Coles has locked out around 350 warehouse workers at its Smeaton Grange distribution centre after they went on strike th...

Nestle unveils new names for racist lollies

Red Skins and Chicos are no more.

Kraft Heinz loses bid to change Bega’s packaging

US food giant loses bid to appeal a Federal Court decision that favoured Bega.

Woolworths commits to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025

Woolworths is the latest business in Australia to commit to power all of its operations through renewable energy by 2025...

Calabria buys up Deakin Estate, La La Land and Azahara wines

Under the agreement, Calabria will now produce all wines under each brand, as well as handle the marketing and operation...

Coles and Bunnings clean up at the Shonkys

Coles and Bunnings home brand cleaning products have been found to be less effective than plain old water in Choice's an...

Western Australia plans to ditch single-use plastics within 4 years

The Western Australia state government announced yesterday a plan to rid the state of single-use plastics by 2023, as we...

WHSmith repays more than $2.2 million to underpaid workers

WHSmith has paid back more than $2.2 million it owed to workers who were underpaid, and has agreed to an Enforceable Und...

Dymocks Group sells off Patons confectionery arm

Patons Macadamia was expanded under Dymocks over the last decade.

Woolworths sales up 12 per cent ahead of holiday season

Woolworths Group rode its strong FY20 trading into the beginning of FY21, delivering first quarter sales results 12.3 pe...

Bubs Australia revenue falls as diagou trade dries up 

Bubs Australia has seen gross revenue fall 34 per cent during the first quarter to $9.4 million, largely due to the disr...

Woolworths partners with Origin to reward Aussies who use sustainable energy

Woolworths has launched a partnership with Origin Energy to create Australia’s first co-branded energy plan, providing E...

PepsiCo revamps working hours in flexibility push

The new 'flexiwork' policy is aimed at allowing people to build their work life around their personal needs.