Dean Blake

Dean Blake, Author at Inside Retail

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Atmosphere drives bricks-and-mortar

Music, scent and engaging visuals all impact the customer experience.

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H&M announces third Auckland store

Fashion brand expects new store to open in Autumn 2019.

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NZ dollar rises

The New Zealand dollar rose against the greenback over the weekend.


RFG issues trading halt amid asset sale speculation

Struggling retailer continues to explore recapitalisation options.


ACC invests $22m to keep New Zealand businesses safe

Subsidies will assist with training, investment in equipment and professional advice.

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Michael Hill appoints chief operating officer

Andrea Slingsby comes on board at a time of “profound change” for the business.


Ikea to announce store location on Friday

Global furniture retailer to reveal its initial store location in New Zealand later this week.


Amazon shares to jump 20 per cent in 2019

Analyst predicts bumper year for online marketplace.


JCPenney sales fall over holiday period

Retailer confirms store closures to take place over the “next few months”.


Capri to increase focus on Asian market

Global fashion group to limit exposure to American market, while focusing on Asia.


Lampert’s bid to purchase Sears reportedly fails

The bid failed to cover fees and vendor payments, according to sources close to the process.


Pandora appoints new managing director of ANZ

Former Sunglass Hut president Phil McNutt joins jewelry retailer.

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