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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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Woolies starts construction on fulfilment centre in Western Sydney

The technology in place at the 22,000sqm site will allow hundreds of personal shoppers to pick and dispatch up to 50,000...

New report details the pandemic pressures on retail’s workforce

More than half of retail and fast-food workers have seen job security and hours decrease throughout the pandemic, while ...

Metcash benefits from customers’ local shift throughout first half

Group CEO Jeff Adams said the businesses food, liquor and hardware pillars had all benefitted from Metcash’s position in...

Sigma expects earnings to fall in FY22

Sigma, which owns and operates Guardian, PharmaSave, and Amcal pharmacies, said with 10 months of the financial year com...

NRA, ABA call on government to step up on customer abuse ahead of Christmas

“It simply must end. Our members have had a gutful. No one deserves a serve of abuse," said NRA Boss Dominique Lamb.

AuMake and Miniso to launch dual-branded stores in Sydney

AuMake will begin selling Miniso its products from three of its highest-traffic stores: Chinatown, World Sqaure CBD and ...

FWO takes Coles to court over alleged $115m in underpayments

Last year Coles said it had underpaid workers by around $20 million – the FWO thinks otherwise.

Woolies blocks Wesfarmers’ plans for API with $872 million bid

According to Woolworths, API’s board has determined their proposal is likely to be superior to Wesfarmers’, and it is wo...

Coles signs up to Government’s voluntary emissions transparency report

The CERT report will encourage reporting of net emissions in a clear and standardised way.

Vinomofo bets on in-person events with latest acquisition

“Today’s news to acquire Revel further builds our capabilities to continue meeting the growing needs of our customers wh...

Sales across Australia jump 4.9 per cent in October as lockdowns end

The retail industry enjoyed sales increases in all categories barring food during the month.

Heaps Normal raises $8.5m to scale up 0pc beer production

The business has spent the last six months selling beer faster than they can make it, and now it wants to be the biggest...

Nestlé’s local operations switch to 100pc renewable energy four years early

According to the business, the switch will mean 73,000 tonnes of carbon emissions will be avoided each year.

New South Wales retail to see restrictions ease next month

The change, announced by State Premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday, comes as case numbers remain steady in the state f...

Victorian retail saw a spike in customer abuse last week: ARA

ARA boss Paul Zahra said customer abuse hit new peak levels after the introduction of vaccination checks at retail store...

Romeos settles class actions accusing it of underpaying workers

The class actions represent approximately 700 Romeos staff across New South Wales and South Australia.

Lush exiting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat due to whistleblower revelations

Lush co-founder Mark Constantine said, as someone who has spent his entire life avoiding adding harmful ingredients to t...

Penfolds selling US$130,000 limited-edition NFT wine barrel

Penfolds has partnered with a NFT marketplace for luxury alcohol products, BlockBar, to launch its first limited-edition...

NRA asks Victorian Government for support in dealing with customer abuse

The NRA is asking for a greater police presence in shopping precincts as only vaccinated Victorians are allowed to shop,...

Treasury Wines shuffles US wines with acquisition of Frank Family Vineyards

According to the business, the US$315 million acquisition signifies TWE’s new approach to capital allocation in the regi...