Dean Blake

Dean Blake, Author at Inside Retail

Sneaker retailer Subtype launches in New Zealand

The fit out is inspired by flowing water, and features video walls and optical illusions.

Lovisa triples online, exits Spain in Q4

Online sales rose 256 per cent in Q4 of FY20.

City Chic seeking more international acquisitions

City Chic says international acquisitions fit its growth strategy.

Kathmandu sales bounce back, but confidence wanes

Outdoor retailer sees positive return to sales, but economic uncertainty keeps spirits low.

Business outlook stabilises as recession nears

An ANZ report shows a rebound in business confidence to -34 per cent in June.

Travel retail in tailspin as Kiwis plan to hunker down: Westpac

Most households still remain cautious about making travel plans.


Launching in a pandemic: Papinelle opens in Commercial Bay

Despite almost a year of delays, Papinelli’s second NZ store is open.

Kiwi Property charts traffic recovery across shopping centres

The firm’s average pedestrian count rebounded to 1 per cent up on the prior year.

TikTok snaps up local talent and launches ANZ office

Multiple former Google managers make the jump to the video platform’s local team.

Welcome to the digital evolution

The unprecedented self-isolation of Australians nationwide forced retailers to rethink their digital initiatives fast. Here are the ones that paid off.

JB Hi-Fi sales spike 20 per cent during lockdown

JB Hi-Fi grows in Australia, but struggles in New Zealand.

City Chic to shutter 14 stores on rent negotiations

Ninety-two stores will remain open with reduced rents, City Chic says.