Dean Blake

Dean Blake is a business journalist at Octomedia, working on Inside Retail.
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TerryWhite Chemmart unveils new-look omnichannel pharmacy business


TerryWhite Chemmart has unveiled a reimagining of its retail pharmacy experience, which will allow online script ordering, health service bookings, health alerts, reward points, and more traditional e-commerce offerings such

McDonald’s franchisee faces court over workers’ paid rest breaks


The Shops, Distributive and Allied Employees Association have lodged a case against a second McDonald’s franchisee in the Federal Court, claiming the owner-operator of a number of sites across South

No environmental plan? Expect young Aussies to boycott your brand


Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced many Australians to slow down during lockdown, a change in attitude has become apparent. Over half of Aussies (57 per cent) are more mindful of

Taco Bell Green Square: chain picks inner city Sydney precinct for its fifth NSW store


Mexican food chain Taco Bell is expanding its presence in New South Wales with a fifth store, to be located at Green Square, Sydney. The store will be launched within

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,