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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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Black Friday drives 5.8 per cent retail-wide sales bump in November

The ARA say that retailers had overall enjoyed a strong November, driven by a record-breaking Black Friday period and ri...

Three-quarters of retailers impacted by worker isolation: ARA

The ARA has repeated its calls to the government to give free, priority access to Rapid Antigen Tests for frontline reta...

Close contact rules change to get critical staff back to work

Workers deemed as close contacts will be required to wear masks and conduct daily rapid antigen tests, and isolate shoul...

Supply chain issues to worsen as virus impacts transport sector

"There is cartel-like behaviour, and this pushes prices up and increases demand. People get desperate, and [retailers] p...

ACCC ready to “name and shame” retailers over rapid antigen prices

Professional Pharmacists Australia is calling on the Federal Government to act urgently and provide the tests free to al...

New report details the pandemic pressures on retail’s workforce

Around Australia, retail workers have been physically and emotionally abused over the need to check customers’ vaccine c...

Victorian retail sees a spike in customer abuse

Since last Friday, Victorian retail workers have been physically assaulted and had shopping trolleys "thrown" at them, a...

Spending levels boom as restrictions ease: CBA

Spending in New South Wales rose 23.3 per cent as the state’s vaccinated enjoyed new freedoms, while Victoria’s spending...

Australia Post sets deadline for Christmas deliveries

With December predicted to be busier than last year’s holiday period, customers and retailers are encouraged to send the...

2021’s Christmas period will be make-or-break for retail: ARA

The Australian Retailers Association says that the Christmas shopping season could be make or break for the retail secto...