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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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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...

Snap lockdown another blow for small retailers

The National Retailers Association is warning that the lack of JobKeeper opens up possibilities of staff layoffs should ...

Woolworths to recycle batteries, mobile phones

Woolworths are introducing units that will accept used batteries and mobile phones in an effort to bump up Australia’s r...

Queensland warns of soaring prices unless labour shortage is addressed

A kilo of tomatoes could cost as much as $50 if the agricultural labour shortage is not addressed urgently according to ...

Spending at CBD small businesses recovery underway: CommBank

“Small businesses in CBD areas have had it really tough over the past year but we’re seeing encouraging signs of recover...

“Beauty isn’t as inclusive as you think it is”: Adore Beauty

Adore Beauty is spearheading a campaign to address the lack of inclusivity in its industry and creating more products fo...

Retail Association calls on Government to deliver $5k loans to bricks-and-mortar retailers

The NRA is calling on the federal government to provide $5000 loans to small-business retailers that rely on bricks-and-...

R.M. Williams set to make all their products in Australia

New R.M. Williams owners Andrew and Nicola Forrest are advancing their plan was to bring the business back into Australi...