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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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H&M streetwear collection

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

Global fashion retailer H&M has beaten expectations for its quarterly profit, recovering much faster than expected.

How Barcelona Bridal Week is going digital

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

Permanent support for JobSeeker needed for sustainable recovery, says ARA

Support for JobSeeker or similar scheme is needed for Australia to have sustainable recovery, says head of ARA.
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Seafolly names new CEO after bouncing back from voluntary administration

The former CEO of Designworks will lead the iconic swimwear brand that has just emerged from administration.

David Jones launches Flower Show

David Jones has introduced virtual guided tours led by horticulture experts, with behind-the-scenes content to be made a...

Michael Hill officially launches new jewellery brand Medley

The pureplay digital brand features on-trend jewellery offering.

City Chic says early part of FY21 results look positive

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

Industry body warns retailers of volatile times ahead

ABS preliminary figures show a 3.3 per cent rise in retail sales in July.

Australia Post offers hardworking posties a Covid bonus

The postal service's CEO noted that Australia Post has operated non-stop through the pandemic.
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Metcash’s Total Tools acquisition not a problem: ACCC

Consumer watchdog clears the way for the acquisition to move forward.

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.

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...

Retailers see rise in workplace safety issues

NRA releases landmark report on challenges facing retail staff and says they should be classified as frontline workers.

David Jones, BP to open 21 new convenience food sites by end of 2020

The expansion will bring the total of dual-branded sites to 31 in the country.

AuMake says Covid-19 fast-tracked its digital and buy now pay later plans

More than 10,000 unique Asia-based consumers have visited the company's new online platform since February.

Dyson’s decision to cut 900 jobs globally to impact Australian workers

Vacuum brand is restructuring amid consumer behaviour changes due to Covid-19.

Decathlon to be fined for safety warning violations

The violations related to basketball hoops and pools sold by the French retail giant over nearly three years.

Alceon to open new certified Lego store in NSW

The new store will include a wide selection of Lego sets, including regular limited editions, activities and events only...

Michael Hill shutters underperforming stores as online sales reach new high

Jewellery retailer closed 11 stores permanently after the lockdown lifted.

New phase of income support to be announced this month

The Prime Minister has reassured businesses facing the scheduled end of JobKeeper in September that more support is comi...