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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Michael Hill’s marketing, promotions helped boost holiday sales

Jewellery retailer lifts sales with strong Christmas trading.

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Ikea to open first NZ store in Auckland

Global furniture chain to open a pop-up store prior to the store opening.


Shopping malls, convention centres drive commercial building consents

Commercial consents rise in the year ending November 2018.

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Starbucks opens largest coffee destination in Southeast Asia

Coffee retailer opens 1800sqm coffee sanctuary.


Louis Vuitton Oceania appoints new managing director

Luxury group names former Sephora general manager for the position.

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Electronic cards spending flat in December

Retail sales in December using electronic cards disappointing, a Paymark study shows.


Kiwi shoppers to take advantage of Boxing Day deals 

A quarter of New Zealanders are planning to make additional purchases during the Boxing Day sales.

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McCafé tops NZ coffee shop customer satisfaction survey

McCafé named Roy Morgan’s New Zealand Coffee Shop of the Month for September.

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DHL Express predicts increase in parcel deliveries

DHL predicts close to 40 per cent surge in parcel deliveries during the holidays this year.

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Countdown to redevelop shopping centre

Supermarket giant to redevelop Wainuiomata Shopping Centre.

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Noel Leeming fined for misleading customers

Retailer fined $200,000 for misleading consumers.


Zara owner hit by unusually warm weather

Inditex posts slow like-for-like sales growth.

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