About the author

Dimitri Sotiropoulos

Before joining Inside Retail, I reported for Convenience and Impulse magazine, covering the latest in the FMCG industry. I’m currently the News and Online Editor for Australia and New Zealand at Inside Retail, also Acting Editor for our weekly magazine. I have a Master’s Degree in Digital Communication and Culture gained from The University of Sydney.


Camilla, coming up roses

In a challenging business environment, the growth of direct-to-consumer sales from wholesale brands is both encouraging and – for some retailers – potentially disastrous. Here’s how Camilla is thriving.

From the source: Chris Beer, George & Matilda Eyecare

All eyes are on the rapid growth and future plans of the company founded by this week’s profiled executive.

SumoSalad Group appoints Ferrier Hodgson as administrators

Food chain’s CEO bullish on company’s turnaround prospects.

Capturing retail experiences

The debut retail presence for a global icon Down Under is all about conversations first, products second, according to this week’s profile.

From the source: Susanne Horman, Robinsons Bookshop

Retail landlords are very interested in what expansion plans are for the company of this week’s profile executive.

From the source: Simon Cheng, Healthy Life

This week’s profiled executive is focused on mainstreaming the $5 billion health and wellness category, making it more accessible to consumers.

From the source: Kenton Campbell, Zarraffa’s Coffee

This rapidly growing chain’s entrepreneurial CEO and founder is certainly in it for the long haul.

Leading by design Down Under

After a long career leading operations for big UK firms, this executive is now raising the local profile of an iconic label.

From the source: Daniel Agostinelli, Accent Group

Backed by over 30 years of experience, Accent Group’s CEO speaks about the retailer’s international ambitions.

From the source: Steve Castledine, Adidas

We speak with the global sports giant’s general manager for Australia and New Zealand.

From the source: Luke Longo, CEO, Aquila

We chat with the heritage menswear firm’s chief executive.

From the source: Robert Calzadilla, managing director, DFS Group

We chat with the luxury travel retailer’s MD for Oceania and Asia.

Alibaba brings ‘New Retail’ Down Under

E-commerce giant bridges online and offline worlds with local pop-ups.

From the source: Tristan Harris, Harris Farm Markets

We chat with the grocery firm’s co-CEO and director of buying and marketing.

From the source: Bryan Skepper, Sydney Fish Market

We speak with the GM of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest seafood market.

Online grocery the ‘next biggest prize’ in retail

Grocery is the next key target for online retailers across Asia Pacific, report shows.

David Jones launches new food strategy in Melbourne

Department store retailer continues roll-out of $100m strategy.

Retail disruptors ‘not just e-commerce pureplays’

New report debunks myth that retail disruptors burn through profits quickly and over-invest in “hot” technology.

Doughnut Time enters liquidation, closes all stores

No salvation for food firm.

New competitors set to test $102 billion grocery sector

New entrants into the supermarket and grocery sector are set to test the big two’s market share over the next five years.


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