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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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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...

Transport workers to strike ahead of Christmas rush

TWU national secretary Michael Kaine said transport companies are "deliberately playing games with workers’ lives", forc...

What are the retailers reopening on Monday most worried about?

Retailers will do everything in their power to navigate the new requirements and challenges and make the reopening proce...

Adore Beauty founder Kate Morris co-creates purpose-led private equity firm

The new firm will invest in later-stage growth companies, with investments between $20 and $50 million, which have a pur...

August retail figures show impact of prolonged lockdowns

The ARA argue that it’s crucial businesses are given every opportunity to reopen and trade at their full potential in li...

#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...