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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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Why Melbourne-based YourGrocer is taking on Australia’s supermarket duopoly

After almost 10 years of operation, Melbourne-based YourGrocer is looking to double its delivery capacity and build out ...

How Aussie dispensary Astrid puts the high in high-end cannabis retailing

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The strategy behind Chemist Warehouse’s online marketplace launch

The goal for Chemist Warehouse is to be known not only for its pharmacy range, but for being a destination for health, b...

Why Aussie supermarket Coles is gearing up for a “transformational year”

At the supermarket chain’s AGM this week, CEO Steven Cain outlined why FY23 will be incredibly important for Coles.

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The drama that unfolding around Elon Musk's takeover has led many users, as well as crucial advertisers, to question whe...