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

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Paymark expecting a big week with spending approaching Black Friday levels.

Mixed-use project in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter gets green light

Orams Marine’s Site 18 project to include commercial and retail spaces.

Online retail spending rises in October despite dip in clothing category

Online spending grew in most categories, offsetting a dip in clothing.

Government releases draft of cannabis bill

Information about who could sell and buy cannabis now available.

Amazon’s international stores stop shipping to NZ as GST rule kicks in

The e-commerce giant says NZ online consumers can shop directly on their US store.

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Kiwis shopped sales last weekend in record numbers, data shows.

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Startup launches liquor delivery service in Christchurch

Startup adds liquor delivery in Christchurch along with its restaurant food delivery services.

New Mitre 10 Beachlands store to open Thursday

Hardware chain to open a new Beachland Junction location.

New format New World store opens in Shore City

Property owner Precision Group has opened a new store in its Shore City centre.

Sustainability a bigger factor in Kiwis’ purchasing decisions

New research shows the growing importance of sustainability in retail.

Here’s what shopping centres in New Zealand are doing for Christmas

From Christmas-themed master classes to virtual Christmas card making, centres are getting in the Christmas spirit.

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