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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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#WeWearAustralian returns to convince Aussies to support local fashion

The #WeWearAustralian campaign is partnering with Thread Together to help clothe the needy, and give local brands a plat...

Retailers face uneven road to Christmas

The Victorian government has announced that bricks-and-mortar retailers will remain closed for at least another seven we...

NSW Premier outlines plan for retail to reopen

Retail stores, as well as gyms, and hospitality venues will be able to open with a one person per four sqm rule once NSW...

Business leaders call on premiers to stick with National Plan

The National Cabinet has agreed to a roadmap which provides a path out of lockdowns, with an easing of restrictions from...

Indemnity scheme announced for businesses that host vaccination hubs

The indemnity scheme will allow business that wish to help the vaccination efforts by hosting on-site vaccination hubs t...

July’s lockdown causes biggest monthly retail sales drop this year

The drop in retail sales was partially offset by online growth across all categories, that was particularly strong in gr...

Delivery firms beef up operations ahead of Christmas

Many customers are over the initial hump of trying online retail, and given the continuing spike in online sales seen ac...

$24m investment into recycling to help retailers hit sustainability targets

A new climate change report says that the impacts of climate change are accelerating – and that the Australian Governmen...

NRA boss slams Queensland Govt for contradictory advice to small retailers

Queensland retailers are confused, with the state government's Health website giving different advice on their responsib...

Sydney’s lockdown extended to 28 August, new business support announced

National retailers have opened their doors in Victoria and South Australia, but will need to keep stores closed in our b...