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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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LVMH completes $20 billion acquisition of Tiffany, replaces leadership team

The business has installed Anthony Ledru as Tiffany’s chief executive, and Alexandre Arnault as executive vice president...

Tommy Hilfiger to spotlight social entrepreneurs trying to fix fashion

Fashion brand to hand out almost $350,000 to start-ups trying to make a difference.

Hong Kong could see retail exodus, rent decline during 2021

Many retailers are waiting out the terms of their leases to “hand back the keys” when the opportunity arises.

Asics shutters New York flagship as Covid plagues business

Business will record a $22 million loss on the cancellation of the lease.

Bauhaus exiting all markets beyond Hong Kong, Macau

The move will see 14 stores shutter, taking 50 staff down with them.

Australian property firm retools vacant stores to deliver new experiences

Mirvac's WeShow and WeMake programs bring new brands and fresh ideas to the table.
A Gucci store front with a cyclist at the front.

China’s domestic luxury market almost doubled in 2020

China's luxury market is expected to grow by 48 per cent by the years end.

Sephora lost $6 million in FY19, and Covid-19 has made it worse

Beauty business expects to struggle to recoup losses due to the pandemic.

Conscious consumerism could break the camel’s back this Christmas

With retailers looking to bring in more customers this holiday, will they be held accountable to a year of layoffs and p...

Why supply chain visibility is good for businesses and shoppers

It’s a lot of work to get there, but the journey to transparency is worth it.