Dean Blake

Dean Blake is a business journalist at Octomedia, working on Inside Retail.
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Cash Converters’ $42.5m class action


Second-hand goods retailer Cash Converters will pay out $42.5 million in compensation to 48,000 customers over allegations it breached Queensland credit laws. The settlement comes almost a year after the

Retail Food Group looks ahead as profits fall


Retail Food Group reported underlying net profit of $15.4 million for the 2019 financial year – 53.7 per cent lower than the prior period’s figure of $33.3 million. RFG noted

Domino’s profit falls despite bumper sales year


Quick Service Restaurant, (QSR) Domino’s profit has fallen short of targets, despite a solid improvement on the group’s revenue and online sales. The pizza chain’s net profit slipped 4.6 per

Profits fall despite record sales for Beacon Lighting


Specialty retailer Beacon Lighting reported record sales in FY19, though fell short of its goal of achieving a record profit. According to Beacon Lighting’s results posted on Tuesday, the retailer’s NPAT fell

Miniso x Marvel collection arrives in Australia


Chinese homewares franchise Miniso has unveiled an exclusive partnership with Marvel. The Miniso x Marvel collection is expected to roll out to all the brand’s Australian outlets over the coming

KFC expansion delivers strong annual growth for Collins Foods


The Australian Taco Bell and KFC expansion delivered a 20.3 per cent increase in net profit to $39.1 million for Collins Foods Limited in fiscal 2019. The food retailer, which

Shoppers still prefer in-store experience, data reveals


Despite retailers’ increasing investment in e-commerce, most consumers still favour an in-store experience over online, according to a new report by marketing specialist, Blis. According to The Real Retail Story report, 63

2.2 million Aussie better off after minimum wage increase


More than 2.2 million Australians are set to better off after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) delivered a long-awaited pay rise. On Thursday, the body confirmed a 3 per cent

Restaurant Brands’ KFC booms, Pizza Hut slides


Sales at Restaurant Brands’ KFC outlets have bolstered the group’s results, despite a stop-start quarter. In its Q1 report, KFC Australia enjoyed a 6 per cent increase in same-store sales,

Sigma Healthcare chairman to step down after shareholder protest


Sigma Healthcare chairman, Brian Jamieson intends to step down within 12 months, following a shareholder protest at Sigma’s annual general meeting on Wednesday. Shareholders delivered an 18 per cent vote