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Joyce Abaño

Joyce Abaño is a journalist for the Premium team at Inside Retail. Whether it’s crafting business stories, reporting international and local news, or writing about fashion and entertainment, Joyce captures stories that leave a lasting impression on readers. Working for more than 15 years as a journalist shows her passion for the media industry. Before joining Octomedia, Joyce was with The Peninsula English Newspaper in Qatar, The Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN Europe. After getting her journalism degree in the Philippines, she took a course at the Sorbonne University in Paris on Langue et Civilisation Française. Joyce is happiest when she gets people excited about life and the things she gets excited about!

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Tauranga Special School, Shine win Mitre 10’s community project grants

Hardware chain Mitre 10 has revealed the winners of its Helping Hands community assistance program.
Woman with face mask standing in a grocery store.
Supermarkets

Local Singaporean food retailers shine in the spotlight

Singaporeans may have traditionally had a great love affair with international brands, but since the pandemic, local foo...

H&M says its recovery from Covid-19 is much faster than expected

Global fashion retailer H&M had warned its preliminary third-quarter results may well be below that of the previous corr...

Covid-19 advice for NZ businesses: Be more prepared to face future crises

Fifty-three per cent of NZ businesses put resiliency and being prepared for another pandemic on top of their plans while...
Sustainability

How Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week is going digital

Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week launches app to online stream event for the first time.
Mitre 10 construction

Mitre 10 Wanaka store to be 50 per cent self powered

Hardware chain Mitre 10 says construction of its Wanaka Mega store is underway with its rooftop solar array now installe...

Kiwi Property completes $277 million Sylvia Park expansion project

The galleria’s expansion, which spans over 20,000sqm, adds more retail space to the shopping centre, bringing it to a to...
Spending on card

Tourism restrictions affect Otago, Southland retail spending in August

Retail spending in Auckland fell 42 per cent in the week to August 30, the last week of Level 3 restrictions.

City Chic says early part of FY21 results look positive

Clothing retailer announced it plans to continue expansion of lifestyles and categories online.

Michael Hill talks digital enhancements and the launch of its new brand Medley

The retailer outlined several growth areas, but the impact of Covid weighed on its FY20 results.
young supermarket worker

NZ government extends wage subsidy scheme

The extended wage subsidy scheme will cost about $510 million and is expected to cover 470,000 jobs.

Increase in online activity expected with new lockdown announcement

During the month of July, physical retailers have outpaced the growth in online spending by 9.9 per cent.
Tommy Hilfiger storefront

First Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger stores to open in New Zealand

Commercial Bay precinct to welcome new stores later this month.

Mocka acquisition, online sales help boost Adairs financial results

“Our results confirm the strength of our brands and the competitive advantage our omni-channel model provides in these v...

Nido to open new café in recently opened store

The cafe will allow visitors to fuel up during long visits at the 27,000sqm furniture store.

Retail body welcomes reduction in card fees

Mastercard and Visa are reducing some of the fees they charge merchants to accept contactless payments.

Briscoe braces for long-term impact of Covid-19

Homewares and sporting goods retailer posts lift in second quarter sales.

Sylvia Park, The Base and The Plaza report strong sales in June

A surge in post-lockdown retail activity has lifted Kiwi Property's sales.
KFC

Restaurant Brands sees positive same-store sales in NZ

This is despite nearly three weeks of delivery and drive-through trading only.

Foodstuffs South Island taps into customer data

The supermarket and grocery cooperative has joined its North Island counterpart in using a new customer data science pla...