Joyce Abaño

Joyce Abaño

Before joining Octomedia (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.

Joyce Abaño, Author at Inside Retail

Ikea reveals physical, digital launch plans for NZ

Furniture chain to open three physical and digital customer touchpoints across New Zealand.

City Chic’s online business now accounts for over half of its total sales

Plus-size clothing retailer says the coronavirus scare may impact stock levels and sales in the last quarter of FY20.

Harman Grubiša closes business

New Zealand womenswear label says it is closing shop.

Menswear brand Rodd & Gunn expands US footprint

New Zealand brand to open two new stores in the US this year.

Laybuy to make buy now pay later platform easier to use

Buy now pay later platform partners with Mastercard for contactless payment.

A third of Retail NZ members report negative impact from coronavirus

Businesses that source products from mainland China impacted, survey finds.

Reducing environmental impact now shapes consumer behaviour

Environmental concerns spur change in shopping habits.

Retail industry sees growth in annual wage in 2019

2019 sees the highest percentage of wage increases since 2008.

Consumers less optimistic about current financial situation, latest confidence index shows

Consumers more upbeat about the long term.

Startup raises $14 million for its smart shopping cart tech

IMAGR sees a big market for its smart carts that let people skip the queue.

Foodstuffs to install country’s largest solar panel farm

Solar panels to power new DC that is being built.

Spending on overseas online sites dips in December 2019

Dip in overseas online spending could be caused by the change in GST.