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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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This week in appointments

A leadership shakeup at Victoria's Secret and a new CEO at J. Crew. Here's our roundup of retail leaders moving in and o...

A look inside Meidi-Ya’s largest flagship store in Singapore

The upmarket grocery store features delicacies flown in straight from Japan and a food hall with seating for 88 people.

Startup roundup: How we’re reinventing accessibility

From adult toys to braille e-books, these innovative businesses have created new products aimed at people with disabilit...

This week in retail appointments

Westfield mall owner Unibail-Rodamco names new CEO; Tommy Hilfiger welcomes new president and chief brand officer; and m...

Why the resale market is thriving

The second-hand fashion market had been a bright spot in the broader Covid retail slump.

Startup roundup: Three sustainable swimwear brands you need to know

Three startups walk us through the process of the production of their sustainable swimwear range from the materials and ...

How lockdowns have helped make the case for mixed-use development

To remain resilient despite a challenging economic climate, retail landlords look into the development of mixed-use reta...

David Jones brings to life Megan Hess’ book Claris on storefront windows

David Jones marked the launch of its 182nd Christmas season nationwide with the unveiling of its annual animated Christm...

Startup roundup: Marketing in the time of Covid-19

Three startups tell us how Covid-19 has impacted their marketing style.

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but now they're finding new ways t...

Why retailers can no longer afford to ignore social commerce

Retailers are realising the value in social commerce, but it’s not without its challenges.

Startup roundup: Sustainability in 2020

How are brands responding to consumers’ need for sustainable products? Three startups responded with their own sustainab...

How Ikea is giving marine litter a new lease of life

The Swedish furniture giant shares insight into the Musselbloma project and its global expansion plans.

Welcome to the weekly startup roundup

Digital-only fashion brand Republiqe, secondhand luxury fashion platform AirRobe and modest swimwear business Haneeza gi...

Welcome to the weekly startup roundup

Three startups talk about embracing new technology, being carbon neutral and the challenges they are facing in the midst...

Why it’s time retailers finally pay attention to older customers

Retailers would be wise to engage the growing number of older consumers who have embraced e-commerce in recent months.
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Chowbus CEO details Australian expansion plans

A Chicago-based food delivery service with a difference is set to make its mark on Australia’s major cities.

Uniqlo joins Zara, H&M in tackling garment waste problem

Clothing retail giants Zara, H&M and now Uniqlo have each introduced schemes to tackle garment waste problems.
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H&M to close 250 stores globally as customers move online

Fast fashion retailer H&M said it plans to close 250 stores worldwide next year as more and more of its customers shift ...
Woman with a face mask in a grocery store.

Local Singaporean food retailers shine in the spotlight

Since the pandemic, local food operators are Singaporeans' favourite retailers right now.