About the author

Joyce Abaño

http://insideretail.com.au

Before joining 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.

Articles

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

H&M, Pandora and other retailers say they’re still committed to sustainability.

Kathmandu looks to reduce costs amid health crisis

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

SCCA says it has urged members to show “empathy”

But some landlords have still refused to offer support on rents.

Shopping centre owners scrap FY20 guidance

Major centre operators suspend outlook in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Aussie retailers close stores overseas due to COVID-19

Michael Hill, Domino’s and Kathmandu’s among those impacted.

State-by-state: Easter 2020 trading hours

Coronavirus scare may impact Easter holiday trading sales this year, ARA says.

City Chic seeks to reassure investors after share-price fall

But the retailer has acknowledged the future is uncertain amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

H&M quarterly sales negatively impacted by coronavirus outbreak

Fast fashion giant shutters stores in Europe and the US.

Image of The Reject Shop

Global pandemic having uneven impact on retail sales

The Reject Shop says sales are up, while other brands are struggling.

Taco Bell owner to expand after solid first half

Fast food operator says it will open seven Taco Bell stores in Australia and six in New Zealand this year.

Beacon Lighting’s sales flat in first half

The specialty retailer lifted sales by just 0.3 per cent in the half.

Mecca to open largest beauty store in southern hemisphere

Beauty chain to take over Topshop’s lease on a multi-level space in the Gowings Building.

Dymocks opens new store in Brisbane

Book retailer opens largest bookstore in Queensland.

Burwood Brickworks welcomes new restaurants

New Northcote Tavern and Hot Hot Pot are the latest to open stores at Frasers Property’s Burwood Brickworks’ shopping centre.

Rise of social commerce inevitable in 2020, data shows

With the average internet user now spending nearly 2.5 hours a day on social media, online retailers need to adapt.

Adelaide Airport to welcome new retailers as part of expansion project

First section of the airport’s $165 million upgrade to be unveiled soon.

Ted Baker’s accounting blunder worse than previously thought

Struggling fashion chain overstated the value of its stock by £58 million.

Louis Vuitton inks multi-year marketing deal with NBA

Luxury house to create annual capsule collection for the NBA.

It is not enough anymore to just talk the talk on sustainability, consumers say

Here’s what will dominate e-commerce agenda in 2020.

Kogan posts rise in half year revenue and profits

The online retailer says more and more Australians have opted to save money on most products and services during the holidays.

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