About Retail World

The premier national news magazine serving
the grocery trade since 1947.


Retail World has a rich heritage as the trusted source of information for the Australian grocery industry for more than 70 years. The leading Australian trade magazine was established in 1947 and remains at the forefront of news serving the grocery channel and FMCG trade.

The monthly magazine is now bigger and better than ever, delivering in-depth market trends and analysis, exclusive interviews, industry snapshot, and special features on topical matters, making it one of the most comprehensive and relevant resources available to the retail trade.

Retail World continues to uphold its market-leading status as the trade business-to-business magazine authority for the $110 billion-plus grocery industry.”

Audience
Retail World is committed to the development of the retail industry. Retail World’s mission is to provide trusted, informative and timely coverage of the opportunities, developments and issues affecting supermarket owners, managers, staff and suppliers.
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Retail World is backed by a strong team of journalists and industry columnists providing readers with the latest news, analysis, trends and insights.

Retail World has no bias and supports a wide range of voices from the broader retail industry.

“Retail World continues to uphold its market-leading status as the trade business-to-business magazine authority for the $110 billion-plus grocery industry.”

PUBLICATION CONTENT

Regular sections include:

  • Industry Snapshot
  • Exclusive Interview
  • Industry Insight
  • Market Research – State of the Industry Reports
  • Retail News
  • International News & Insights
  • Profiles – company and brand profiles
  • Special Features
  • What’s New
  • Marketing News
  • Category Reviews

Business section includes:

  • News
  • Business columns
  • Case studies
  • Retail technology
  • Business reviews

Specialty Publications

Retail World publishes special custom publications including the Retail World Annual Report, online Grocery Guide and The Beverage Guide.

Retail World also publishes the definitive ‘State of the Industry Report’ bi-annually with insights and data on the economic environment, consumer confidence, key grocery categories and trends, fresh and private label.

1947

The story of Retail World, originally known as Retail Week, began on September 5, 1947, when the fir...
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1950s

An era of consolidation
The 1950's marked a decade of grocery expansion with the evolution of self-...
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1960s

THE TAKEOVERS CONTINUE
The 1960s was a decade of takeovers and mergers, not only in the industry, b...
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1970s

The 1970's was a busy time for FMCG, with many retailer milestones reached during the decade, and co...
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1980

Politics of Growth
The politics of high-powered acquisitions and high-powered technology dominated ...
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1984

Chief Executive: Eric Stephens
Editor: Christopher Speary
In August 1984, Davids moved...
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1985

Chief Executive: Eric Stephens
Editor: Michael Hollingworth
One of the most controversia...
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1987

Chief Executive: Michael Richardson
Editor: Ian Allan
Editorial: Barry Flanagan (a forme...
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1990

Chief Executive/Publisher: John Waugh
Commercial Manager: Alan Mackie
The 1990's brought the p...
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1991

Commercial Manager: Alan Mackie
In August 1991, the chain launched what Retail World called "the ...
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1994

General Manager: Alan Mackie
Publisher/Editor: Barry Flanagan
Retail World ran a breakou...
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1995

Chief Executive: Alan Mackie
Publisher/Editor: Barry Flanagan
This was an eventful decad...
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2000

Chief Executive: Omer Soker
Retail Media was acquired by The Dobbins Group (Chairman and ow...
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2001

General Manager: Omer Soker
Editor in Chief: Barry Flanagan
The February-March 2001 edit...
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2002

Editor in Chief: Barry Flanagan
Vegemite celebrated its 80th anniversary in February 2003. ...
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2004

Publisher/Editor: Barry Flanagan
Foodworks was created in November 2004 as a result of the ...
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2008

Publisher/Editor: Barry Flanagan
Deputy/Acting Editor: Lorna Gloria
Retail Media published Ret...
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2009

Chief Executive: James O’Sullivan
Deputy/Acting Editor: Lorna Gloria
Costco opened its...
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2010

Chief Executive: James O’Sullivan
Deputy/Acting Editor: Lorna Gloria
Retail Media publ...
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2011

Publisher: Nathan Luck
Editor: Lorna Gloria
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2012

Publisher: Nathan Luck
Editor: Lorna Gloria
2012 marks a milestone year for Retail World...
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2016

Group Publisher: Bianca Velez
Editor: Lorna Gloria
Retail World published the 50th anniversary edition of the Annual Report...
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2017

Group Publisher: Bianca Velez
Editor: Lorna Gloria
Retail World celebrates 70 years of publishing...
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