Don't miss the Giftguide Directory which is now digital

The print edition of the July Directory would’ve landed in mailboxes last week and now there is a digital version as well featuring heaps of interactivity, making it even easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.

We caught up with previous winner of MasterChef and host of his own cooking show, Adam Liaw, who has partnered with Noritake on a new range called EVERYDAY.

Giftguide got the chance to talk to the lawyer turned chef about his dual-purpose dinnerware collection that is designed for sustainable modern life in our in focus feature.

While we are getting used to a post-Covid world and learn to live with the virus, businesses are still grappling with supply chain issues and soaring costs. Some have been affected more than others. In our industry insight feature we spoke to three companies about how they dealt with these challenges and what they see as the way forward.

Late last year Giftguide reported that Cocco Corporation was up for sale. After falling ill the year before and not bouncing back as quickly as he had hoped, and with no one [in the family] to take over the business, owner and founder, Nigel Treliving decided this was the right time to bow out.

However, it seems his two daughters Stanzee and Vianne have had a change of heart and are now part of the family business that their dad started 11 years ago. Read more in our small business article.

As the weather starts to cool, the urge to get cosy at home inspires us to change things up in our homes for the season. And for winter 2022 there is a lot to love about what's trending in homewares and interior design.

In our wellness feature, ethical homewares brand, Repose, is inspired by the belief that good design and sustainability are symbiotic.

In this issue we are shining the spotlight on Indigenous design and art combined with homewares, as we chat to some Aussie businesses about their latest products and why they are so passionate about involving the Indigenous community in their collections.

Over the past two years, the Australian retail sector faced ongoing challenges, forcing retailers to swiftly pivot and shift their focus to innovation in order to survive.

Retailers that elevated operations to navigate the enforcement of lockdowns, state border closures and trading restrictions, have emerged more resilient and capable in the face of changing consumer behaviours.

However, despite the growth of ecommerce over the last two years, many Australian still prefer to shop in-store.

There are plenty of other features, profiles and of course our product pages, which showcase all the latest ranges and collections for your store shelves.

An of course the all-important directory, listing thousands of suppliers in the second half of this edition. It’s an invaluable resource and reference tool for retailers.

Read the issue here.