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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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Woolworths Group’s Endeavour demerger date announced

A shareholder vote to determine whether Woolworths Group is able to uncouple itself from hospitality business Endeavour ...

Ardern’s Fair Pay Agreement frustrates industry bodies

Retail NZ chief executive Greg Harford called the system “hugely complicated”.

Briscoe Group rebounds during first quarter

Briscoe Group has seen sales rise during its first quarter of FY21 78.4 per cent to $173.1 million,.

China, South Korea’s support of duty-free retail “a blessing”: GlobalData

“As international travel has come to a standstill on the back of Covid-19 pandemic, the sales prospects of duty-free ret...

Superdry launches in Sylvia Park

This store is the first to utilise Superdry’s new branding and fitouts, and follows a 35 per cent increase in demand ove...

Zara launching beauty range

‘Zara Beauty’ will be available throughout APAC, Europe, the US, Canada and Mexico online, with more regions to come dow...

Super Retail’s year-to-date sales continue climbing

During the year so far, Supercheap Auto has seen sales increase 21 per cent compared to the same period of 2020.

Klarna launches payment platform in New Zealand

In its entry into New Zealand Klarna will be supported by its relationship with CBA-owned ASB bank, and will make ASB cu...

Easter spending rebounds in 2021: Paymark

Customer spending between Easter Thursday to Tuesday hit a total of $720 million – 130 per cent up on the same period of...

AuMake’s losses mount as transformation work nears its end

Its third quarter sales result of $2.65 million was undercut by manufacturing, operating and staff costs.

Naked Brands divests lingerie brand Bendon for $1

The divestment is part of a wider push to focus exclusively on e-commerce operations.

Richard Murray leaving JB Hi-Fi for Premier Retail this August

Murray spent 18 years at JB Hi-Fi, but said it was time to take on a new challenge.

Bunnings Warehouse offers to host vaccination hubs

And, health experts are backing the offer.

David Jones, Kathmandu and Camilla get onboard with Earth Day

Today is Earth Day 2021, and many retailers from across the industry have made a number of announcements in order to get...
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Foodstuffs North Island sets deadline for ending cheque payments

Foodstuffs’ announcement follows the decision by Countdown to stop taking cheques on May 23.

Integration of Tiffany overshadows strong performances at LVMH

While all but one business group contributed to the overall performance, one in particular shone through.

Michael Hill continues to shine, despite difficult conditions

Jewelry retailer Michael Hill has followed up its “outstanding” performance in the first half with a strong third quarte...

Lululemon to launch two-storey Sydney store in July

The store will be Lululemon’s largest and first multi-level store in the country.

Commerce Commission urges retailers to get surcharges right this Easter

The watchdog warns businesses risk breaching the Fair Trading Act if they aren't careful with their surcharges this East...

Woolworths brings its eStore tech to New Zealand’s South Island

The business’ Moorhouse store will be fitted out with units which will deliver items to the team’s personal shoppers, al...