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Jo-Anne Hui-Miller

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.


Sheridan sets ambitious sustainability goals

Textile brand plans to use more responsibly sourced fibres in future.

6 leadership tips from Bunnings CEO, Mike Schneider

“Whether you’re in a store, the support office, or a DC, you’re part of a team.”

From the source: Chris Beer, George and Matilda

We speak to the optometry retail founder about his growing business.

Magnum Pleasure Store lands in Sydney

Ice cream brand’s pop-up taps into rising demand for personalised experiences.

Getting to know Gen Z: Your future workforce

What retailers need to know about the country’s youngest workers.

From the source: Adam Kay, Cotton Australia

We speak to the organisation’s CEO about the Better Cotton Initiative and its work with brands.

Superdry outlines expansion plans, challenges

Superdry will open three stores in the next two months.

From the source: Courtney Holm, A.BCH

The designer and retailer discusses sustainable fashion.

Booktopia to start printing books

In-house printing will enable the retailer to compete with discount chains on price.

From the source: Melinda Tually, Fashion Revolution Australia

We chat with the responsible sourcing strategist.

Behind the scenes of Aldi’s China launch

Take a peek at the German grocery retailer’s first two pilot stores.

Mecca: 20 years and 100 stores later

A Q&A with Mecca founder Jo Horgan.

From the source: Alex Brandon, Macpac

CEO reveals what it’s been like since the Super Retail Group acquisition.

How to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel

The lingerie retailer opens up about its recruitment process.

Sending the right message: How brands are using Facebook Messenger

700,000 local businesses are active on Facebook Messenger monthly.

From the source: Anthony Spon-Smith, Coco Republic

Executive director talks US expansion and the demise of DIY.

Amazon Fashion drops first influencer collection

The Drop taps into the power of influencers.

Winning creates “new kind of luxury”

John Winning has launched a magazine. It will be available in 2500 newsagents.

From the source: Audrey Khaing-Jones and Dean Jones, GlamCorner

Co-founders talk MBFWA and sustainability.

Up close and personal with Jurlique

The skincare brand has a powerful new global website and digital strategy.


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