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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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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...

Australian consumers less ethical than they want to be

Aussie consumers are struggling to identify which brands are ethical, and find that the products of ethical brands are m...

Lockdown likely to hurt retailers as customer confidence fluctuates

Consumers in NSW, unsurprisingly, have lost confidence - it is down 10.2 per cent down - due to the recent spike in case...

Retail workers’ union calls for priority support and vaccines for retail shop staff

The SDA union is querying why teachers are given vaccine priority over retail workers when the majority of COVID infecti...

Sydney’s lockdown extended at least another week

The Greater Sydney lockdown will cost approx $3 billion in lost retail trade according to the Australian Retailers Assoc...

QR check in to become mandatory across every NSW business

The decision to make QR checking in mandatory across NSW was made as Sydney’s COVID-19 cluster continues to grow unabate...