Dean Blake

Dean Blake is a business journalist at Octomedia, working on Inside Retail.
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McDonald’s hit with breach of advertising rules over Instagram mix-up


McDonald’s breached advertising rules when a radio host failed to specify whether an Instagram post was sponsored or not, according to Mumbrella. Andrew Costello, host of the SAFM brekkie show in

Harvey Norman hits record profit in Australia


Harvey Norman has delivered another strong year in spite of the Covid-19 crisis, with total revenue up 15.3 per cent to $9.49 billion, and profit after tax up 75 per

Restaurant Brands triples profits in first-half


Quick service group Restaurant Brands tripled profit in its first half, with group NPAT hitting $33 million compared to $10.7 million in the same period last financial year – a

Domino’s seeks to grow its slice of QSR following bumper year


Pizza maker Domino’s has seen global sales grow 14.6 per cent to $3.7 billion off the back of social restrictions in many of its markets, which led to increased delivery

API spurns Wesfarmers $687m bid


Wesfarmers $687 million bid to pick up Priceline-owner Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) has been shot down by its board, stating it undervalues the business. The board said the bid’s timing

Sydney lockdown extends four more weeks, business support package announced


Sydney’s lockdown will continue for at least another four weeks, according to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, as the city’s Covid crisis worsened: hitting 177 cases on Wednesday. Berejiklian said she appreciated

Victoria’s snap lockdown to last five days


The state of Victoria is entering a snap five-day lockdown starting 11:59 pm, 15 June, in an effort to quash Covid-19 cases that have popped up in the community. As

NSW lockdown extended 14 days minimum, wages support on offer


Sydney’s lockdown has been extended by an additional two weeks, now set for a potential end-date of Friday, July 30th, as the city continues to grapple with a worsening situation.

Wesfarmers bids $687m for Priceline’s parent


Retail conglomerate Wesfarmers has made a $687 million bid at buying up Priceline’s parent company Australian Pharmaceutical Industries – an offer which will net API’s shareholders a 21 per cent

Sydney lockdown extended for seven days


The lockdown in Sydney will be extended by at least another week, as the city’s total virus cluster grew by another 27 overnight. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the extension on