Dean Blake

Dean Blake is a business journalist at Octomedia, working on Inside Retail.
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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

Lockdowns now a last resort, says Scott Morrison


The National Cabinet has agreed that, moving forward, lockdown measures will only be enacted as a “last resort”. The decision comes after industry leaders hit back at the inconsistent approach

KFC’s ‘standout performance’ delivers the goods for Collins Foods


KFC Australia has led the growth of its local operator, Collins Foods, as more and more Aussies turned to convenience and brands they trust during the last year. According to

NSW lockdown support package announced


NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet has announced a support package to help struggling small businesses remain afloat during the state’s lockdown. According to Perrottet, the state government will provide payments to