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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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Inside Lotte’s “unique” duty-free offering to new Sydney store

Earlier this month, South Korean retail giant Lotte Duty Free launched a three-level boutique store in the Sydney CBD, b...

Be seen, be heard: Why The Body Shop has partnered with the UN

The Body Shop has partnered with the United Nations to launch a new campaign, ‘Be Seen, Be Heard’, which seeks to empowe...

Retail appointments of the week

Ampol's new head of retail; General Pants CEO steps up as boss of Alquemie Group; Marks & Spencer's Indian arm gets new ...

Citizen Wolf’s Zoltan Csaki on the importance of taking risks

Here, we talk to Csaki about what it has been like to be a pioneer in the made-to-order fashion space, and what he’s lea...
Online delivery

“If you want fast, there’s a cost”: Inside Australia’s supply chain strain

Not only is the delivery and logistics industry facing delayed international shipments of products to Australia, it’s ha...

Why loyalty programs should focus on providing value to customers

Many brands now offer loyalty programs to entice customers to shop with them more often and offer rewards. The good news...

“Something special”: Harris Farm makes Canberra comeback

A new 4,500sqm Majura Park store will reintroduce Canberrans to the Harris Farm Markets store, and will create the oppor...

Retail appointments of the week

Dan Murphy's MD exits; Flybuy's new Cyber Security lead; Coca-Cola's new VP of marketing; Marketplacer hires CTO.

Strandbags goes hell for leather with new style-focused brand Evity

After staying silent for two years, Strandbags has launched a new leather brand and set its sights on an international e...

Cost-of-living pressures mount as Countdown owner backs wage increase

As Australia’s supermarkets continue to hold the line on food prices, Woolies’ CEO Brad Banducci noted that a “balanced”...

Hotter, quicker, faster: Domino’s GM on what NZ customers want

Domino’s Cameron Toomey talks drone delivery, electric bikes, and how the pandemic has changed what Kiwis want.

Why insects could be the future of pet food

Insect-based pet foods currently make up around US$7 billion of the US$105 billion pet-food industry, but that figure is...

From the source: Tristan Harris, Harris Farm Markets

Late last year, Harris Farm launched back into Queensland, both physically and digitally. And the business has eyes on V...

Five minutes with Bellamy’s CEO, Tarsi Luo

The CEO of the organic baby food brand talks about the business’ new vision, her experience with international trade, an...

Why a standalone Woolworths drive-through is a “no brainer”

The proposed Rose Bay drive-through store is an extension of the business’ successful direct-to-boot contactless service...

Life at the top: How to balance work and life as a retail leader

At last week’s Retail Fest conference, three business leaders shared their tips for keeping work and life balanced.

Meat subscription start-up Our Cow tramples $1.5m equity funding goal

The service, which connects Australians directly with farmers, is aiming to use the growing investment to scale up and i...

“It’s simple”: Ex-Burberry exec on why you should listen to customers

To take control of the next decade, retailers need to fundamentally shift how they view their customers, says customer b...

“Steal our ideas”: Zero Co launches new range, plans global expansion

Byron Bay refillables start-up Zero Co has entered the personal care space, with the future release of beauty products i...

Your customers want it: The business case for sustainability

From selling hope to saving money, sustainability experts converged at Retail Fest 2022 to put forward why it makes sens...