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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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Lovisa CEO Shane Fallscheer exits business after 12 years at the helm

And, Fallscheer's successor has been named after an international search.

Michael Hill’s digital sales buoy jeweller through first quarter

Michael Hill has seen online sales spike 58 per cent in its first quarter of FY22 compared to the same time last year, w...

Collapsed Kikki.K bought out of administration

Most head office, retail and online employees will retain their jobs, and approximately 30 stores will remain open.

Westfield Direct turns Australian shopping centres into distribution hubs

While the platform is not yet available in New Zealand, a Scentre Group representative told Inside Retail it will have "...

New Zealand retailers expect a bad season to get worse

New Zealand’s retail sector is in for a rough few months ahead, with the nation’s average spend trending down month afte...

Hallenstein Glassons grows through FY21, but limps into FY22

After a year of growth, sales at the group have fallen 18.9 per cent since the beginning of FY22, driven by store closur...

The Iconic offers one-click solution for shoppers to resell their clothing

Through a partnership with AirRobe, the business seeks to help its customers enter the circular economy and reduce the i...

AuMake’s plan to capitalise on growing desire for New Zealand exports

Daigou marketplace AuMake has expanded its operations in New Zealand through a number of partnerships with local provide...

The Warehouse Group delivers record result despite Covid setbacks

“FY21 has given us further confidence that our customer-led strategy is the right one,” said chief executive Nick Grayst...

Liquor store chain operator loses licence after exploiting workers

Nekita has been fined $125,000 in penalties for operating a dual payroll system to avoid paying staff.

Michael Hill hiring 1200 new staff for Christmas

The business is looking to bring onboard 260 staff in New Zealand, 580 in Australia, and 360 in Canada.

Premier Investments profit almost doubles despite 50,000 lost days

Premier Investments chairman Solomon Lew said it was an outstanding achievement to have delivered record results during ...

The Warehouse Group incentivises staff to get vaccinated

The business will offer a one-off $100 payment for staff who are fully vaccinated by November.

Kathmandu Group rebounds in FY22 despite lockdown, supply chain impacts

The group ended the year with a underlying net profit of $66 million – more than double what was achieved during FY20.

The Iconic launches online homewares offer

Brands such as Country Road, Aesop, Crosley, Ettitude, and Kip&Co are already available through the portal.

Commerce Commission case against Bunnings’ pricing dismissed

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has seen its case against Bunnings Warehouse thrown out, after alleging had misled cus...

Wesfarmers makes revised bid for Priceline-owner

API's board is recommending shareholders back the revised offer, which will now see them paid out at a 37 per cent premi...

Dior launches online boutique in Australia

Dior.com will also bring Dior Maison, the firm’s homeware range, to Australia for the first time.

Briscoe Group’s half-year record tempered by customer uncertainty

A record result to August expected to slow in September.

Macpac chief executive steps down

Alex Brandon has been chief executive at Macpac since 2012, and continued in the role through Super Retail Group’s acqui...