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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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Royal jelly supplements misled public on origin of product, fined $377,000

Claims of "100% New Zealand" shot down as ComCom finds ingredients sourced from China.
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Oscar Wylee builds physical footprint following $3.6 million fine

The latest store opened in Albany, New Zealand, following the rapid launch of 27 stores since January.

First Union to fight for living wages in New Zealand’s food supply chain

First Union has launched a new campaign demanding a living wage, as well as better job security and local sourcing in th...
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Online grocer welcomes ‘duopoly’ finding, calls for Government support

According to the Commission’s report, New Zealand’s fringe supermarkets are unable to compete with Countdown and Foodstu...

Selfridges owners to offer chain in £4 billion auction

The Weston family said it was open to the idea last month after 80-year-old W Galen Weston, who purchased the chain in 2...

Supermarkets targeted for misleading pricing

Products across Pak’n’Save, New World and Countdown were routinely described as having “great” or “extra low” prices whi...

Chemist Warehouse invests $1.4 million into Fiji Kava

Fiji Kava will sell its products through Chemist Warehouse’s stores in Ireland, and will receive marketing support from ...

NZ Post buys half of third-party logistics business in e-commerce play

And, as of 30 June 2022, NZ Post will shutter its own third-party logistics operations: Contract Logistics.

Kogan’s inventory bloat impacted second half, full-year to deliver growth

Gross sales and earnings grew despite an unforeseen decrease in expected demand.

David Jones’ strong second half buoys difficult year

Sales in department store David Jones jumped during the last year despite the continuation of the Covid-19 crisis and in...

Nick Scali confirms it’s looking to buy Plush Sofas

According to reports, the buy-up could be part of a larger divestment by Greenlit which is reportedly also looking to se...

JB Hi-Fi predicts record year with NZ sales up in Q4

Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi will deliver record sales and earnings growth for FY21, according to preliminary results r...

Michael Hill trades up in FY21 despite 10,000 lost trading days

Digital sales grew 1.1 per cent and broke $30 million for the first time for the group, hitting 6.2 per cent of full yea...

RangeMe opens 200,000 suppliers to Australasian retailers

RangeMe allows businesses to search and filter for products they want to sell, creating a more specific and intentional ...
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Overtime increased in almost a third of businesses last year: Hays

Overtime increased during 2020 as employers tried to “achieve more with less”.

Charlotte Tilbury launching locally through Mecca stores this September

“My brand mission is to ‘give everyone the right skincare and makeup so they can conquer the world’, and I cannot wait t...

Australia’s Winning Group launches into New Zealand

Winning Group owns and operates the Winning Appliances, Appliances Online, Rogerseller and Home Clearance businesses, an...

Amazon Australia will now service New Zealand customers as well

Kiwis have long needed to purchase goods from the US marketplace.
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Bricks-and-mortar, online retail grew in May

The result follows a massive jump in yearly sales the month prior, as the industry cycled out the initial impact of the ...

“It’s a jungle out there”: Auckland’s mixed bag retail property market

The playing field is far from level across the sector, with sentiment and confidence waxing and waning according to geog...