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

Trade Me adds ‘essentials category’ on their site

Online marketplace allows sellers to list certain items during lockdown.

Many companies had been planning to go carbon neutral. Then came COVID-19

The clean economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, impacting investments in renewables and the electric vehicle industry.

Shop it Forward concept helps small businesses survive during COVID-19 lockdown

Kiwis being asked to buy now, receive later, to keep SMBs afloat.

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Spending through Paymark drops 72 per cent on the first day of lockdown

Pre-spending splurge not enough to offset losses due to coronavirus.

Supermarkets to stay open on Easter Sunday

Government loosens normal trading restrictions in light of lockdown.

NZ supermarkets lift wages during coronavirus outbreak

Countdown, Foodstuffs offer pay raise to those working through lockdown.

Kathmandu looks to reduce costs amid health crisis

The retailer is standing down store staff, renegotiating rents, cancelling inventory and more.

Pharmacies provide new policies to stem coronavirus spread

Pharmacies will begin screening people before they enter the store.

NZ e-commerce repositions to meet government guidelines

Kiwis can only shop for essentials online in lockdown, leading many sites to reconfigure their offer.

Communicate clearly, fear of unknown leads to panic buying, expert says

New research shows Kiwis are still panic buying. This might be why.

Food delivery, non-essential stores to close under lockdown

Still unclear whether non-essential businesses can sell online after midnight tonight.

Retail landlords told to work with tenants to avoid mass insolvencies

Retail NZ urges landlords to help retailers by reducing or deferring rents.