About the author

Joyce Abaño


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.


Scentre Group sees lift in customer visitation across its shopping centres

Visitation at Westfield shopping centres was 86 per cent of last year’s total for the same period.

Accent Group to capitalise on ‘seismic’ shift in consumer behaviour

Footwear retailer says its trading performance over the last two months has gone beyond expectations.

Bike sales in ANZ skyrocket during COVID-19 lockdown

How three ANZ bike brands performed during the pandemic.

TK Maxx to enter South Australian market later this year

Discount retailer to open 60th store in Australia.

Photo of Sydney Tools storefront

Sydney Tools to open first store in the Northern Territory

Specialist trade tool retailer pushes ahead with plans to expand into every state in Australia.

Collins Foods names new CEO

COO Drew O’Malley will step into the top job on July 1.

Shoe retailer Ecco to open first flagship store in Perth

The new store is Danish shoe brand Ecco’s 35th store in Australia.

H&M talks online growth, sustainability and recovering from the pandemic

What the world’s second largest clothing firm is working on now.

Lagardère Travel Retail reopens outlets in ANZ domestic terminals

Travel retailer says handful of reopened stores will serve as test cases.

Aid agencies to grade fashion industry’s response during COVID-19 crisis

Annual report on fashion supply chains to examine whether brands stood by workers during COVID-19.

Consumer watchdog releases new consumer data rights policy

Data holders could be penalised if they violate the recently introduced consumer data rights policy.

Flight Centre sells Melbourne headquarters for $62 million

Embattled travel agency Flight Centre has sold its Victorian headquarters for $62.15 million.

Retail sees strongest rise in sales in March

Sector braces for ominous results for April onwards.

GPT halts retail expansions during COVID-19 crisis while Mirvac pushes through

Shopping centre owners release Q3 updates.

Mirvac launches drive-through click and collect at select malls

The shopping centre accelerated the delivery of a contactless pick-up service.

Discount chain Dimmeys goes into liquidation

Liquidators appointed to the owner of discount chain Dimmeys.

Priceline benefits from timely e-commerce launch

Pharmacy retailer posts drop in first-half sales marred by bushfires, coronavirus.

Shopping centres fight to stay relevant during lockdown

How Westfield malls, Melbourne Central and Burwood Brickworks are adapting.

Coronavirus by the numbers

All the key stats you need to know to understand the impact of COVID-19.

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.


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