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Irene Dong

Irene Dong is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology with a major in international relations, specialising in public relations, communications, and media. She has a passion for fashion, food, sustainability, and languages.

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Glue Store makes its New Zealand debut

The New Zealand store is located in Albany Westfield.

Retailers alarmed as in-store mask use ‘drops off a cliff’

Greg Harford says more than half of retailers believe the mask rules are not protecting their employees or customers.

New Zealand’s first zero-alcohol liquor store opens

The store was founded by Lisa King, who also set up the Kiwi social enterprise Eat My Lunch.

Entries open for this year’s Sustainable Business Awards

The Sustainable Business Awards is now accepting entries from organisations and individuals in New Zealand for this year...

Ikea Germany and Infarm create instore herb gardens

The collaboration aims to motivate Ikea employees and customers to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Zalando takes control of Highsnobiety

The relationship is part of Zalando's plan to become one of the most popular places for streetwear, new luxury, and fash...

Disney launches online store ShopDisney in Australia, NZ

ShopDisney Australia and New Zealand will open on June 14.

Amazon search tool helps car owners find new parts 

The tool matches from a range of more than 100,000 vehicle products.

Allbirds wins listing in US department store Nordstrom

This is part of the brand's strategy to tie the knot with other retailers as well as push up its sales and profit.

Z Energy revamps its retail store format

About 50 stores will be upgraded during the next three years with a new focus on fresh foods and coffee.

Calvin Klein launches Pride campaign to celebrate LGBTQIA+ community

Each item includes a woven label that reveals what each colour of the Flag represents.

Pioneer Capital snaps up Coffee Supreme

Coffee Supreme founder, Chris Dillon, said this is a good opportunity with the brand ensured to remain in Kiwi ownership...

Apple reveals software to make its products more inclusive

The tech giant said the updates combine the company’s latest technologies to deliver customisable tools for all users.

Coca-Cola opens London flagship store

Located ​​on Long Acre, Covent Garden, the new destination features clothing collections fro sportswear to sustainable a...

Kathmandu’s BioDown jacket boosts outdoor wear brand’s sustainability cred

This is part of the company’s strategy to achieve the net-zero waste by 20215 business goal.

Chinese retail unicorn Pop Mart opens first New Zealand store

Two-story store offers a range of Pop Mart's art toy blind boxes, art toy figurines, and high-end Mega Collection.

Hugo Boss the latest lux brand to launch resale offer

The online platform allows customers to return their used items to Hugo Boss in response to getting a credit that can be...

Lush launches a 24-hour vending machine

The Ilocker vending machine is designed by Anmac, whose owners are well known TV and movie set designers Andrew Alpine a...

New Zealand designer makes Redress Awards semi-finals

The collection is ‘Let Me Be Me’, which focuses on business casual wear for feminity and every woman's shape.

Rodd & Gunn to open global flagship in Brisbane

The interior design features American oak wood flooring, wool rugs, tan leather, and brass accents throughout.