Dean Blake

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

23/10/2019

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

02/09/2019

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

21/08/2019

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

20/08/2019

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

05/08/2019

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

25/06/2019

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

19/06/2019

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

31/05/2019

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

30/05/2019

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

16/05/2019

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