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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.


Baby Bunting’s online focus pays off

Specialty retailer posts strong growth for FY19.

Luxury retailer Barneys files for bankruptcy

Department store chain squeezed by soaring rents and falling revenue.

29 retailers open new stores at Darling Square precinct

New food, drink and lifestyle retailers descend on Darling Square.

Retail builds momentum in June

Industry welcomes 0.4 per cent spending increase in June.

Victoria’s Secret fashion show cancelled, model says

Future of fashion show uncertain, after model says it’s cancelled.

Quiksilver’s Asia Pacific distribution centre sold for $22.8 million

The surfwear retailer recently upgraded the facility, doubling turnover.

Super Retail Group names new managing director for BCF

Former Coles exec to lead Boating, Camping and Fishing from November.

Winning Appliances inks deal with US outdoor kitchen company

Kalamazoo’s outdoor kitchen appliances to be displayed in Winning Appliances showrooms.

Deliveroo looks into sustainable packaging

Online delivery company partners with Returnr and Biopak for sustainable packaging solutions.

Red Rooster, Oporto owner sold to foreign buyer

Sydney-based franchise firm now under foreign hands after it inked Asian investment company.

Breville acquires US food and tech startup

Australian kitchen appliance maker says this will further drive innovation.

E-commerce, international sales help boost Uniqlo parent’s Q3 results

Uniqlo owner says it is focused on expanding its global e-commerce operations.

Zara parent fast-tracks online expansion

Inditex launches more e-commerce sites to meet 2020 vision.

Westfield Tuggerah introduces ‘Quiet Hour’ for people with dementia, autism

Forty retailers have joined the initiative, which comes after a month-long trial.

Flight Centre names Kmart exec as new chief marketing officer

Travel brand snaps up Kmart exec for CMO role.

Scentre Group, IBM, banks, launch blockchain for retail lease bank guarantees

New tech speeds up time it takes to get a bank guarantee.

Parkinson Plaza sold to Victorian investor for $17.5 million

Victorian investor snaps up Brisbane neighbourhood shopping centre.

Australians prefer to purchase brands with diverse, inclusive ads

New research shows how ad diversity impacts consumers’ purchasing decisions.

Vicinity Centres starts work on ambitious mixed-use project

Construction begins on residential tower above The Glen shopping centre.

Uniqlo to open 20th Australian store

Japanese retailer to open eighth store in Victoria.


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2 weeks ago

In order to combat falling cash reserves, @oliversrealfood CEO is putting his own money on the line to fund the bus… https://t.co/Ir5RYVM17S

3 weeks ago

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