About the author

Jo-Anne Hui-Miller


I edit Inside Retail at Octomedia, where I manage the quarterly magazine and weekly newsletter. Inside Retail was first published in 1972 and covers industry news and trends in Australia and around the world.


Hugo Boss looks beyond the pandemic

The luxury fashion brand just launched a local e-commerce site in Australia as part of a broader push into the APAC region.

More than meets the eye: Sarah and Sebastian

A peek inside the jewellery brand’s flagship store in Mosman, Sydney.


Price, prints, swim: New Tigerlily CEO gives customers what they want

We chat with new CEO Adam Wilkinson about Tigerlily’s transition and its plans for the future.

Marketing image supplied by Tigerlily showing a woman on a beach.

Tigerlily finds second life with Crumpler

The two brands will share a CEO, IT systems, warehouse and head office but be run as separate businesses.

From the source: Renae James, Papinelle

We speak with the founder about the loungewear boom and the future of face masks for fashion.

Stateside Sports shoots for local expansion

Aussie retailer aims to nearly double its store network by the end of this year.

New awards put Indigenous designers in the spotlight

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island designers are being celebrated in the inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA).

Alice McCall goes digital

MBFWA may have been cancelled this year, but for brands, the show must go on.

From the source: Anthony Chesler, Thread Together

We speak with the CEO of the fashion charity about its supports for people in need.

From the source: Forever New, Carolyn Mackenzie

The womenswear brand’s new managing director talks new services and entering the plus-size market.

Barbeques Galore store redesign looks to the future

The 43-year-old specialty retailer is trialling a new format that focuses on the significant role of the BBQ in Australian culture.

From the source: Richard Kelsey, Beer Cartel

Director of the online beer retailer discusses Australians’ changing alcohol consumption habits.

New Lush campaign shines a light on staff

The vegan and cruelty-free brand showcases those working behind-the-scenes in its latest campaign.

Four Pillars’ new physical space bucks trend

The popular gin maker is opening an experiential space in Sydney’s trendy Surry Hills neighbourhood.

From the source: Gavin Culmsee, Bedshed

CEO of the specialty retail chain talks keeping stores open during COVID and launching e-commerce.

NRA program sheds light on domestic violence

The National Retail Association has teamed up with members to support staff amid a spike in domestic violence.

From the source: Bec Jefferd, Ultra Violette

The co-founder of this cult beauty brand talks opportunity in the sun category and growing despite the pandemic.

Image of an Australian Geographic store

Australian Geographic re-enters bricks-and-mortar

The iconic brand has teamed up with nationwide retail chain QBD Books.

From the source: Cameron Holland, Luxury Escapes

CEO discusses how the business is coping with travel bans.

Is bricks-and-mortar back in business?

We check in with Hush Puppies, Superdry, Sheike and others that have reopened stores.


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