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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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Oscar Wylee lied about charity donations, Australian cout rules

Oscar Wylee, which operates two stores in Auckland, has been fined AU$3.5 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law ...

Zara parent posts US$229m first-half loss despite second quarter rebound

Zara-owner Inditex saw a net loss of $315 million (€195 million) during the six months to 31 July, after a successful se...
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Domino’s will now call customers two minutes before their pizza arrives

Domino’s technology-led delivery service is about to get more reliable, the business said, with the introduction of a ‘C...
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Government extends Auckland lockdown by at least a week

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended the level 2.5 restrictions Auckland is facing by at least another week after ...
Tommy Hilfiger wants to create a more sustainable brand moving forward.

Tommy Hilfiger pledges to make its operations far more sustainable

Fashion brand unveils its latest effort to push toward sustainability.

Postie Plus shuts down rewards program to save customers cash

Fashion retailer Postie Plus has had to cancel its rewards program due to the impact of Covid-19, with chief executive L...

Pandemic pushing move to private label: EY

Customers are increasingly looking to private label products when considering which brands to buy, especially as the fin...

New Clarks boss looks online to drive revitalisation

The new Australian chief of the 195-year-old Clarks footwear brand is looking to e-commerce as a core foundation of the ...

Flight Centre exits its “most challenging” year with a $510m loss

Flight Centre can currently service about 40 per cent of its regular business.

Flight Centre exits its “most challenging” year with a $510m loss

Flight Centre can currently service about 40 per cent of its regular business.

Taco Bell continues expansion with Menulog partnership

In an effort to further broaden its reach quick-service business Taco Bell unveils new delivery partnership.

Mosaic Brands expects online growth to continue into future

The group's online sales grew 14.7 per cent year-on-year.

Retail sales suffer biggest blow in 25 years

Retail sales fell 15 per cent during the June quarter, according to StatsNZ.

Taco Bell to launch first store outside of Auckland

The business will launch two new stores in the coming months.

Lush tells Auckland staff it can’t keep them paid through Level 3

Impacted staff will need to use annual leave payments to remain paid through lockdown.

Domino’s serves up profit growth of almost 20 per cent

Profit grows to $138.4 million driven by almost $2 billion in revenue.

NZ Post to see delays in Auckland due to positive Covid-19 tests

Two staff members have tested positive for the virus.

Hallenstein Glassons online sales grew 80 per cent during lockdown

Share prices rose on "better than anticipated" sales performance.
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Business Chamber warns Govt some business will not survive round 2 of lockdown

Auckland Business Chamber asks the Government to "stop picking winners and losers".

JB Hi-Fi defies virus and supply issues to deliver strong full year result

In an environment that has seen many of its contemporaries struggle, JB Hi-Fi has flourished.