10 Ways To Make The Most of FABE ’17

10 Ways To Make The Most Out Of FABE ’17 The FrontLine Australian Buying Event is the largest of its sort in Australia so you will need some sort of strategy upon entering the big doors. Plus, there is more to gain than ever from this event this year, not just some great buying opportunities. Take … Continued

Freshen Up Your Ranging

Freshen Up Your Ranging If you’re in retail there is a good chance you’re used to facing change – whether you like it or not! Brands wax and wane. Trends come and go (and then sometimes back again). Technology keeps updating. Customer expectations upon retailers are ever adapting and increasing and so on, nothing will … Continued

New Season, New FABE

New Season, New FABE If you are an independent clothing retailer in Australia then this trade-only event is not to be missed. Now in its ninth season, FABE is back for the Spring/Summer 2017 season, with many fresh new exhibitors, catering to an even wider range of stores and wider end-consumer demographic. Traditional favourites along … Continued

The Aug ’16 FABE Wrap-Up!

The Aug ’16 FABE Wrap-Up! Smiling FrontLine members and independent retailers busy writing orders is always an amazing sight to see at a FABE, and there was certainly plenty to go around at the buying event just passed. Members and stores were widely represented from far and wide to attend the last months event – … Continued

Top 5 Ways to Look After Yourself at FABE

Top 5 Ways to Look After Yourself at FABE Whilst it is easy to get excited over the vast number of suppliers to be seen and savings to be be made at FABE this year, there is one thing MORE important for you to focus on during the event – YOU! Maximising your well-being during this … Continued

The BIG Names are back at FABE

The BIG Names are back at FABE With almost 150 companies exhibiting at FABE this month there will certainly be no shortage of choice and huge possibilities for your store moving into next season. And what is better for you is that there are plenty of BIG brands to choose from who are very well … Continued

FABE’s Rich History – An Interview with CEO Ray Halliwell

FrontLine Stores CEO, Ray Halliwell, sat down with us to discuss FABE’s long, rich history and how the premier industry event has adapted over the decades  (with images featured below) For several decades now, FrontLine Stores has been the leading service provider to independent retailers all around Australia and their suppliers. One of the key reasons why FrontLine … Continued


FABE is BACK! The FrontLine Australian Buying Event (FABE) is back for its eighth showing! Get your diaries out and make note of these dates: Sunday August 28th and Monday August 29th. The event, owned and run by FrontLine Stores Australia Ltd, Australia’s premiere retail services group for independent retailers, is a genuine industry buying forum, focusing … Continued

Word from The Retailers

With over 400 retail businesses conducting their buying, across 190 stands of relevant suppliers, the most relevant buying opportunity for the season has just occurred in February. To get an insight into the retailers experience, we spoke with menswear retailers, Gerard and Sue Walker from Stewarts Menswear in Mullumbimby NSW!   What motivated you to come … Continued

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