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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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Philippine lifestyle retailer Frankie & Friends lands in Australia

Philippine retailer Frankie & Friends is bringing local handmade gifts and homewares to Sydney with the opening of its f...

Retail appointments of the week

Kathmandu appoints new product GM; One Teaspoon founder departs company; Mecca welcomes new CMO

Why Ikea is making a big property push in India

With two stores under its belt, the Swedish furniture giant is now gearing up to open its first Ikea-anchored mall in In...

Accelerate and innovate: How Woolies, Decathlon were pushed by the pandemic to invest in tech

From scan-and-go to e-stores and warehouse robots, here are some of the cool initiatives that major retailers have launc...

How Uniqlo plans to win the global fast fashion game

Uniqlo exec says the fashion brand will concentrate on its Asian market and make its products accessible to everyone.

Here’s how Sephora is making its workforce more inclusive

The beauty giant has made inclusion part of employees’ performance reviews. Here’s why.

Retail appointments for the week

Hallenstein Glasson announces management shakeup; Boardriders names new CEO; Icebreaker gets new global brand president

How Sephora is tackling racial bias in retail

Sephora chief marketing officer Deborah Yeh shares how the beauty retailer is rethinking its approach to inclusivity.

Startup roundup: Bringing life to loungewear

Consumers continue to enjoy the flexibility and comfort of loungewear even after restrictions worldwide have been lifted...

Retail appointments for the week

PVH names new CEO for Americas operations; Lendlease Group chief executive to retire; Victoria's Secret gets new CEO

Why this JD.com exec still believes in physical retail

JD.com is the one of the six biggest e-commerce players in the world, but this exec still believes in physical retail.

Retail appointments of the week

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos steps down; Hanesbrands announces leadership shakeup; Kennedy hires former David Jones exec.

The secret behind Lululemon and Uniqlo’s survival during Covid

Only 15 per cent of employees around the world feel that their employers have offered them resources to support their me...

Kering: Why we’re using AI to measure circularity

Kering’s chief sustainability officer shares how the company is using AI and new technologies for its sustainability eff...

Why Adidas is swapping leather for mushrooms

Adidas and British vegan footwear brand Allkind are among the global brands bringing vegan footwear options to the marke...

H&M’s full year profit slides despite positive growth in online sales

Swedish fashion retailer H&M’s online investments were unable to make up for lost store sales as the company reported a ...

Retail appointments of the week

Hugo Boss gets new sales chief; Alceon exec launches new business; Ace Hardware names new president and GM.

Retail appointments of the week

Our roundup of who's in and out of the retail industry this week.

Startup roundup: Beauty goes boom

Three retailers offer customers something different in today's beauty and skincare market.

How Uniqlo is upping the ante on circular fashion

The retailer has launched a design competition to promote sustainable design

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