Dean Blake

Dean Blake is a business journalist at Octomedia, working on Inside Retail.
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Brisbane three-day lockdown announced


Brisbane is entering a three-day snap lockdown starting Monday, 5pm, after the city confirmed ten new Covid-19 cases overnight. Affected areas include the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton and Brisbane council

Metcash will invest $375m for store networks


Retail conglomerate Metcash has seen strong sales momentum across all of its pillars – food, hardware and liquor – during the first four months of its second financial half. According

KFC launches food delivery service via app


KFC Australia is launching a white-label food delivery service through its KFC App, and will offer free delivery for the first two weeks when customers purchase the returning Tower Burger.

ASX suspends trading for Oliver’s Real Food


Quick-service chain Oliver’s Real Food was suspended from trading on the ASX on Friday after the business detailed its half-year report, which was determined to be inadequate by the securities

Retail Food Group’s profits plunge


Retail Food Group has seen underlying earnings fall after the pandemic impacted a number of its franchises, with EBITDA for the first half down 27 per cent to $14.4 million.

Domino’s global earnings boosted to $218.7m


Quick service chain Domino’s improved its global EBITDA by 23.8 per cent during the six months to December to $218.7 million Global sales rose 16.5 per cent to $1.84 billion,

Telstra to ditch licensed stores model


Telstra announced today it plans to bring all branded retail stores under its full ownership, aiming to exit partnerships with independent licensees and Vita Group. The telco owns and operates

Retail, fast food award wages rise today


Retail workers across the country will today receive a long-awaited pay rise, as the retail and fast food award wage jumps 1.75 per cent to $21.78 an hour. The increase

Oliver’s Real Food CEO reveals strategy for revenue growth


Oliver’s Real Food new chief executive Tammie Phillips, who joined the business in June 2020, has opened up to shareholders on the changes she expects to make to the organic

Australia Post records biggest month, delivering 52 million parcels


After the massive growth of online shopping throughout 2020, Australia Post saw December become its biggest month ever, delivering more than 52 million parcels. The month saw 20 per cent