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.


Beauty businesses go digital to combat COVID-19

How Mecca and Ella Baché are adapting their high-touch services to self-isolation.

Which products and categories are booming?

Providers of home office tech and booksellers are just some of the businesses that have benefited from the new world order.

From the source: Louis Mittoni, Toys ‘R’ Us, Babies ‘R’ Us

Hobby Warehouse owner on bringing the iconic retail brand back to life.

“Just trying to do the best we can”: Beginning Boutique founder starts medical supply site

Why Sarah Timmerman decided to launch a medical supply business.

From the source: Hey Tiger, Cyan Ta’eed

Why the Envato founder started her own chocolate company.

A call to protect the vulnerable

As consumers continue to panic buy, organisations are asking retailers for help keeping at-risk Australians safe.

Tigerlily falls victim to coronavirus, enters voluntary administration

Designer swimwear brand negatively impacted by coronavirus, KordaMentha says.

Inside Melbourne’s new Fortress for gamers

How Emporium Melbourne is looking to tap into the massive e-sports and digital gaming market.

From the source: Erica Stewart, Hardtofind and Juuni

Founder of online gift retailer has launched a new period subscription business.

We need a hero: Kikki.K to be saved?

Nine potential partners approached lifestyle and stationery brand Kikki.K last week.

Photo of Sydney Tools storefront

Sydney Tools to open 10 new stores this year

Specialty retailer says it’s in a “bright spot” despite struggling economy.

From the source: Jodi Bricker, Quay

The CEO discusses how the brand is innovating and challenging the eyewear sector in a new way.

MBFWA fetes indigenous design

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is showcasing indigenous talent for the first time this year.

Retail Week shines light on local industry

What better time to pick ourselves up and get inspired for the future.

Luxury Escapes opens experiential pop-up in Melbourne

The Holiday Lab provides a range of immersive sensory experiences.

Retailers fly the rainbow flag

Brands launch campaigns to support the LGBTQI+ community in the lead-up to Mardi Gras.

From the source: Dean Salakas, The Party People

The CEO of the specialist retailer shares the big wins and challenges he experienced last year.

Major US brands were asked to create new retail experiences in a recent hackathon

Here’s what happened next.

From the source: Felicity McGahan, Strandbags

A frank conversation with the CEO of Strandbags about her impressive career.

7 lessons Western retailers can learn from China

Insights from global retail experts at Euroshop 2020.


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