As part of industry reunion.

Narta, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Betta Home Living and former Retravision members were invited to an industry reunion alongside representatives from Fisher & Paykel, Schweigen, Asko, Breville and Speed Queen.

Initially conceived by the Victorian Electrical Appliance Distributors Association (VEADA) and funded by manufacturers, it was the second year the reunion was organised by Camberwell Electrics co-owner, Graeme Hawksford and Scandium national sales manager, Stan Poppleton.

“It allows current and former members of the supplier industry to thank retailers for their support over the past 12 months. The response from attendees was excellent as it was an opportunity to catch up with current and former members of the industry,” Poppleton told Appliance Retailer.

The reunion was held in North Fitzroy, north of Melbourne’s CBD on Friday with 40 suppliers and retailers in attendance for canapés and four course lunch.


L to R: Nick Papa (Harvey Norman), Hugh Pitts (ex-Warehouse Sales), Simon Burgess (ex-The Good Guys, Graeme Hawksford (Camberwell Electrics), Richard Sims (ex-Asko), James Vogdanos (Asko), Robert Finch (ex-The Good Guys). 



L to R: Peter Russ (The Good Guys), Terry Schink (ex-Retravision), Gary Lawrence (Breville), Brendon Ford (Speed Queen), Graham Carrington (ex-Betta stores), Sam Colone (Breville), Ian Cullen (ex-Fisher & Paykel).



L to R: Graeme Hawksford (Camberwell Electrics), Phil Scoullar (TECO), Robert Soek (Stan Cash).



L to R: Bob Tonta (ex-Gleeson), Alan Thompson (ex-John Allan), Peter Vassalo (ex-Bayswater Bulk), Wendy Ross (Big W).