23 Jan, "17

How supply chain management helped Australia’s Nudie grow from a small local brand to a global success

If there is one home-grown Australian company that is able to boast growing from the humblest of beginnings, it has to be Nudie. Starting up in 2003 with a juicer in a kitchen, the brand initially hand-blended and bottled 256 pieces of fruit into 40 bottles in their first week of business.

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23 Jan, "17

From Idea to Empire: How to go from the drawing board to the boardroom

Before 2011, no one knew the name Daniel Wellington.

Today, it’s a watch company with a simple idea that’s taking the industry by storm. Daniel Wellington, or DW, is on track to earn $220 million in revenue for 2016!

So how did a chance meeting between two backpackers in Australia become an international fashion sensation? More importantly, how can your brand make the same leap from obscurity to outrageous success?

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20 Dec, "16

Flowfold: minimalist gear, maximum wholesale success

Flowfold makes “minimalist gear for everyday adventures”. They want to be the wallet in your pocket, or the bag on your shoulder when going up the hiking trail, or on your next rock-climbing adventure, or as you fight the crowds on your morning commute.

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23 Nov, "16

Dick Smith Electronics: From boom to bust

In early 2016, Dick Smith Electronics announced they would be shutting all 363 stores in Australia and New Zealand. For a homegrown brand that grew out of rented premises in a suburban carpark, the closure of Dick Smith Electronics stores has left Australians disappointed to see the demise of a once great local retailer.

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14 Nov, "16

Coco Moon: where eCommerce meets a mother's love

They say nothing good ever happens after 2am. Unless you’re a Stanford graduate, business-minded woman who is awake at 3am, feeding your lovely newborn little boy. In that case, lots of good things can happen in those sleepy morning hours, including being struck with inspiration for a company that fills a niche market for quality baby products.

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4 Nov, "16

Foobot: The Good Air Guru

A true breath of fresh air! Foobot is bringing air quality monitoring to the masses. It all began with a simple idea and a lot of determination. Today, the company serves consumers and businesses in 45 countries worldwide.  

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27 Oct, "16

Maui and Sons Europe: how an old school wholesale business is taking on eCommerce

If, when starting a cookie company, your first batch of cookies comes out burnt ... maybe it’s a sign that your company could try selling something else! Which is exactly what the guys behind Maui and Sons did, slapping those cookies on their logo and starting an incredibly successful lifestyle brand instead.

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27 Sep, "16

FCTRY: where art, product and eCommerce come together

Sometimes art imitates life. Other times, life imitates art. But if there’s any imitation going on at all, we suggest it be eCommerce retailers and wholesalers taking a few pages from the book of Jason Feinberg, artist turned business owner, and his company FCTRY.

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