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Claire Hibbit

Claire Hibbit was the Editor of Inside FMCG and a senior reporter for Inside Retail.


Rigid franchise approach criticised

Landlords and a high profile franchisor cop criticism over demise of local fashion operator.

Online on the agenda

A transactional website in Australia on the agenda for Finnish fashion and lifestyle brand.

Louis Vuitton’s latest initiative

Luxury retailer trials new initiative throughout flagship stores in Australia.

G-Star’s ‘sudden’ slip

Inside Retail PREMIUM speaks exclusively to G-Star following the collapse of the brand’s local franchise operator.

A Primal evolution for stores

Aktiv Brands to expand latest franchise venture that taps into growing paleo diet food trend.

NZ retailer shuts up shop

New Zealand-based fashion retailer with stores in Australia throws in the towel.

Dutch brand in Oz

Childrenswear the latest category to be targeted by international retailers in Australia.

Downsizing for growth

International fashion brand shifts Australian focus.

Retailers reap rewards of Christmas

Claire Hibbit looks at how Australian retail fared in the sales stakes over Christmas.

Top year ahead

Store rollout shows no sign of slowing for juice chain.

Zara finds new Home

Zara to open first Home concept in Australia.

Business as usual following sale

Discount pharmacy chain to have greater focus on digital than ever in 2015.

Jones the Grocer NY in doubt

Jones the Grocer’s American debut in question amid speculation the gourmet retailer’s head has resigned.

Temple & Webster to open physical space

Online homewares and furniture retailer looks to bricks and mortar.

A Simple store design

Mr Simple stands out from the crowd with new look created by Prospace Design.

A new twist on convenience retail

Jack & Co is putting a fresh spin on Australia’s convenience store industry.

Expansion for menswear chain

Melbourne-based menswear chain heads interstate.

A move to the Middle East

Australian footwear brand steps into international markets.

Australia goes to China

Australia to showcase itself to the world’s biggest population.

Instagram building brands

Brands share latest findings from social media trial.


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