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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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Coles’ gender diversity push picks up STEAM

The Australian supermarket has launched a new program to help close the gender gap.

Why the US baby formula shortage is deja vu for international brands

Retailers across the United States are struggling to keep shelves full of baby formula, and Australian players are stepp...

“Mitre 10’ers care more”: Why Mitre 10 Australia is calling on DIYers

Australian hardware business Mitre 10 unveiled a new brand direction this week, putting out an open invitation to all Au...

“A real brand moment”: Inside P.E. Nation’s first physical store

P.E. Nation has created a curated, high-energy storefront to showcase its products the way it wants them seen. And, acco...

How Aussie supermarket Coles is supporting LGBTQIA+ staff

Since Coles started offering paid gender affirmation leave, hundreds of staff members have felt comfortable to identify ...

Aussie menswear label Calibre’s latest store is styled after an art gallery

Calibre has launched a new store design in South Yarra, Melbourne, which is styled to allow customers to focus on produc...

How new fast food chain Slim’s Quality Burgers is reviving the drive-in

A new Australian burger chain focused on fresh, local ingredients is aimed squarely at driving a change to the quick ser...

How Australia’s new government will support sustainable retail

Promising greater action on climate change the incoming Labor Government – majority or not – looks set to drive a much m...

Retail appointments of the week

Pomelo appoints head of sustainability; Under Armour CEO exits; Nike's diversity chief quits; Estée Lauder's new APAC ex...

BWX refocuses on margin, set to review Flora & Fauna, Nourished Life

After half-year profit fell by more than 120 per cent, beauty manufacturer BWX has returned to shareholders with a plan ...