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Dean Blake

Dean Blake


“Digital natives” most likely to shop in-store

New research reveals what retail execs get wrong about today’s customers.

Toys ‘R’ Us launches on eBay

New store adds more than 4000 items to the online marketplace.

Poll: Which July 1 change will most impact your business?

We want to know what will impact your business the most.

Flight Centre grows corporate travel presence

Travel retailer takes full ownership of corporate travel business, 3Mundi.

Alibaba launches first English-language Tmall site

New site aims to make life easier for international merchants.

Nike grows profit, pulls product in China

Sportswear giant pulls product from China amid extradition protests.

Major retailers sign on to sustainable packaging targets

David Jones and Country Road Group make progress on national targets.

Consumers say sustainability should be standard: Monash

New research shows there’s little wriggle room for lax business practices.

Flybuys tops loyalty programs, but Woolworths narrows lead

Myer One falls off list, while Mecca Beauty Loop jumps on.

Bapcor refinances debt, gains access to $520m

Autobarn-owner enters into new debt package, with improved terms and pricing.

‘A natural fit’: Aje co-founder talks NZ launch

The Aussie fashion brand is preparing to cross the ditch.

Amazon offering free international shipping this Prime Day

This year’s event will run for 65 hours over three days.

Report reveals cost of discounting

Research finds 57 per cent of customers will switch retailers based on price.

KFC drives strong annual growth for Collins Foods

Restaurant owner posts 16.9 per cent increase in revenue.

Retail suffers weakest conditions in Australia: RBA

Around 60 per cent of retailers review prices daily or weekly.

BP partners with Uber Eats for home delivery offering

The petrol and convenience retailer now delivers food and drinks.

Woolies partners with UK tech startup to tackle dietary requirements

Spoon Guru will make it easier for customers to search for products online.

Spending above average in May

Utilities, retail and transportation leads spending growth post-election.

Steinhoff reveals $2 billion loss in FY18

Profit wiped out by costs related to the investigation into its sketchy transactions.

What Catch reveals about Wesfarmers’ acquisition strategy

Retail analysts weigh in on the acquisition.


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