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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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My Food Bag recipe

My Food Bag to go public this week

Up to 185 million shares were offered, which raised around $342 million for the business.

Rebel wins major gong at the 2021 Retailer Awards

The business' impressive customer experience earned Rebel the top honor at the annual Retailer Awards.

ComCom seeking supplier, consumer information to help guide grocery probe

The surveys are due to be completed by 25 March, 2021.

Top 50 People in E-Commerce 2021 revealed

Sponsored by CouriersPlease, the full report can be downloaded free of charge here.

Greenlit Brands revenue up 29 per cent in first quarter, Fantastic IPO delayed

After changed trading conditions, Greenlit postponed the consideration of an IPO until later in the financial year.
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Adore Beauty beats estimates, earnings up 188 per cent

The business' revenue and earnings rose during its first half as a public company.

Michael Hill boosts profit 82 per cent during first half

However, the business lost more than 3,700 days of trade due to store closures.

Nido unable to secure buyer, winding down within three weeks

The business’ staff are expected to be approached with redundancies in the coming weeks, with 60 likely to be affected.

Westfield to exit the US region by end of FY22

Moving forward, the Paris-based parent company will operate primarily in Europe.

Union report describes sexual discrimination, harassment at JB Hi-Fi

83 per cent of surveyed JB staff members have experienced at least one form of gendered harassment.

Union report describes sexual discrimination, harassment at JB Hi-Fi

83 per cent of surveyed JB staff members have experienced at least one form of gendered harassment.

TradeMe seeks to shore up property platform

The online marketplace has applied to buy up homes.co.nz to strengthen its own real estate platform.

Super Retail profit triples off the back of strong omnichannel offer

Net profit rose 201 per cent to AU$172.8 million during the period.

Rip Curl buoys Kathmandu through first half

Store closures impact trading, but both brands battle on.
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AuMake doubles users of new social marketplace in last six months

AuMake shifted its strategy during the pandemic to connect China-based influencers with Australian and New Zealand brand...

JB Hi-Fi delivers 86.2 per cent profit growth during holiday half

Nesting Kiwis continued to shop for electronics and appliances during the half, the business said.

My Food Bag to launch IPO this month

The business will offer up to 185 million shares priced at $1.85 each.
Furniture shopping

“Nesting” Kiwis boost spend on furniture in January

Across all retail industries, retail sales fell 0.4 per cent to just under $6 billion, Stats NZ said.

Hallenstein Glasson shakes up executive team, announces new group CEO

Start Duncan still step up from the role of group chief operating officer to lead the business effective April 1.

Thirsty Liquor Tokoroa underpays staff, loses alcohol license

The business had “severe” deficiencies in its record keeping and rostering.