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Joyce Abaño

Joyce Abaño

Before joining Inside Retail, I was with The Peninsula English Daily Newspaper in Qatar and The Philippine Daily Inquirer covering breaking and local news. I was also a part-time reporter for ABS-CBN Europe and was based in Paris, France. I’m currently a business journalist for Octomedia’s Inside Retail and Inside Retail NZ news sites. I studied journalism at the University of San Jose-Recoletos and took a course at the Sorbonne University in Paris on Langue et Civilisation Francaise.


Montblanc unveils new store design with ink bar, digital corner

Montblanc unveils a new store design that is all about modern luxury.

First two Aldi stores open in WA Westfield centres

German supermarket to open two new stores in WA.

Lululemon expands beyond apparel

Athleisure retailer posts rise in sales for the fifth consecutive quarter.

Honey Birdette opens second US store

Australian luxury lingerie brand will open two more stores in California in the coming months.

Chanel confirms it is not for sale

French fashion house posts growth in sales, profits.

Zara owner Inditex’s omnichannel strategy helps boost sales

Fashion retailer posts record first quarter sales.

Amazon named most valuable brand, surpassing Google, Apple

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba named the most valuable Chinese brand, report shows.

AuMake posts record sales in May

Daigou business bucks seasonal trends to set a new monthly sales record.

Institchu opens second Melbourne CBD showroom

E-commerce company opens 11th showroom in Australia.

Godiva completes sale of Asia Pacific operations

MBK Partners now holds the brand’s retail and distribution rights in Australia.

Vicinity Centres names new chief financial officer

Retail landlord appoints new CFO.

Walmart hires former Amazon exec on new expanded role

Retail giant hires new exec as it aims to compete with other tech savvy retailers.

Lacoste launching shoppable TV during French Open

French fashion retailer marries scale of TV with ease of e-commerce.

Woolworths recognised for LGBTI inclusion efforts

Supermarket giant earns gold-tier status for workplace initiatives.

Zara owner Inditex names new CEO

Chief operations officer promoted, as part of broader push into e-commerce.

Inclusive design could help retailers increase revenue

Retailers could generate an extra $4 billion in revenue through inclusive design.

Crumpler continues Southeast Asian expansion

Australian bag brand expands Southeast Asian footprint.

Scentre sells stake in Westfield Burwood mall

Proceeds of the deal will initially be used to pay off debt, Scentre Group says.

Furniture chain falls into administration

Focus On Furniture struggling to compete due to unsustainably high rents.

Stockwell turns sod on $55m Flagstone Central project

Stockwell marks the start of construction of Flagstone Central.


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