About the author

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.


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Levi’s to return to Stock Exchange

Apparel maker to return to the stock exchange after a 34-year absence.

ShopBack wants to become a daily habit like Facebook, Instagram

E-commerce business has doubled brand partnerships since launch.

Digital revolution in retail the subject of new documentary series

Six businesses begin the first leg of turning their physical stores to online brands.

Sears avoids bankruptcy as court approves Lampert’s bid

US bankruptcy court judge approves department store chair’s offer.

Coach, Kate Spade owner cuts forecast

Fashion retailer cuts full-year profit forecast after posting lacklustre holiday figures.

JC Penney to exit home appliance business

Retailer to revamp stores layout in a bid to focus on apparel to boost profits.

US retail sales expected to grow at slower rate in 2019

Ongoing trade war, volatile stock market could slow growth in US retail sales.

Aussie shopping centres celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year

Centres and retailers go all out to welcome the Year of the Pig.

H&M blames decline in profits on online investment

In the last three months of its financial year, the company spent around 450 million Swedish crowns on logistics and technology.

Gen Z shoppers still prefer websites to apps, study finds

Gen Z consumers say they prefer businesses that offer both online and in-store experiences.

EBay to pay shareholders first-ever dividend

Online marketplace bows to pressure from activist investors.

Alibaba makes shopping accessible for the vision impaired

Blind and partially sighted people are now able to shop online.

Amazon to roll out its own delivery network

Amazon reportedly wants to become less dependent on carriers.

Nespresso to open new concept store in Perth

Coffee chain expands new store concept to Perth.

Kogan half-year revenue hit by slow iPhone sales

Revenue from global brands cut nearly in half.

Kathmandu names new president for North America

Outdoor retailer appoints new president for Obōz and Kathmandu North America.

GPT to sell 50 per cent stake in MLC Centre

The group’s stake could fetch $800 million.

Michael Hill’s marketing, promotions helped boost holiday sales

Jewellery retailer lifts sales with strong Christmas trading.

Menswear retailer Ed Harry enters voluntary administration

Struggling menswear chain’s announcement puts 500 jobs at risk.


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