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

Michael Hill shutters underperforming stores as online sales reach new high

Jewellery retailer closed 11 stores permanently after the lockdown lifted.

SMEs get more support from government

The government has just announced another $40 million for a program that offers free advice to small businesses.

Korean beauty brand launches in NZ through Adore Beauty

Innisfree gives Kiwis access to its products online through Adore Beauty.

British running brand revamps digital presence in NZ

One year after entering the market, Ronhill has relaunched its local e-commerce site.

More shoppers comparing prices before purchase: report

The new finding comes after prices rose due to supply chain disruption during Covid-19.

NZ businesses now confident of surviving after June spending sees uplift

Nearly three quarters of retailers are confident their business will survive the next 12 months, according to a new Retail NZ survey.

Microsoft to offer free resources for jobseekers who want to improve tech skills

The training aims to upskill jobseekers to find work in the digital economy.

Alyssa Lloyd founder talks about slow fashion and the ‘new’ garment industry

Founder of startup womenswear brand Alyssa Lloyd talks about ethical fashion.

Furniture retailer adds AR feature to its website

Modern Style Outdoor Furniture says the new feature will eliminate the guesswork on online furniture shopping.

Accent Group to capitalise on ‘seismic’ shift in consumer behaviour

Footwear retailer says it plans to open three new stores in New Zealand next month.

Stationery chain kikki.K closes all seven NZ stores

Australia-based stationery business closes all stores in New Zealand, axes staff.

Bike sales in ANZ skyrocket during COVID-19 lockdown

How three ANZ bike brands performed during the pandemic.