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Tong Van

Tong Van was born and educated in Vietnam and travels around Southeast Asia frequently. A graduate of Ho Chi Minh City Law School majoring in Legal English, Van has been a content writer for several years. With Inside Retail Asia she has researched the Top 50 Innovative Retail Leaders in Hong Kong for three years running and writes news. Her retail interests include fashion, health & beauty and food.

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Eftpos machine

Centrapay signs three-year deal with Epay, creating digital gift cards

Centrapay has signed a three-year partnership with Epay New Zealand to introduce digital gift cards.
Asos sustainable collection

Asos releases its first circular fashion collection

Fashion e-tailer Asos has launched its first circular collection, featuring 29 “trend-led” clothing and accessories piec...

Ruten website offers 60 million Japanese products direct to Kiwis

Japanese e-commerce platform Ruten has launched a global website, offering more than 60 million Japanese including snack...
Kmart Ashburton

Kmart to anchor new Ashburton retail development

Discount department-store Kmart has been named as the anchor of a new retail development scheduled to open in Ashburton ...
Vodafone promotion

Vodafone NZ partners with TheMarket

Vodafone New Zealand has teamed with e-commerce site TheMarket to reward customers with complimentary membership.
Ben & Jerry's St Kilda

Ben & Jerry’s to open first standalone store in Wellington

Ben & Jerry’s is to open its first permanent physical store in Wellington this November.
Wardini Books

Wardini Books named New Zealand’s best book store

Hawkes Bay’s bookstore Wardini Books has won the Nielsen Bookshop of the Year title for 2020.
Cranfields interior

Cranfields doubles down, as Wellington emerges from Covid-19 crisis

Wellington giftware retailer Cranfields has opened its second store despite the challenging current economic environment...
Online shopping from home

NZ online spending soars in August

New Zealand online retail sales in August surged as another wave of lockdowns took effect.

Repco replaces Virgin as Supercars title sponsor

Auto parts and car accessories retailer Repco has secured a five-year Supercars title sponsorship, starting next year.

Apple Singapore’s floating store opens at Marina Bay

Apple’s most ambitious store project yet will open its doors to the public this Thursday, a round structure that appears...
Working from home

Home PC market surges during lockdowns

New Zealand’s PC market has recorded approximately 40 per cent growth due to increasing notebooks demand during lockdown...
Resell will help Cos customers “reinvent their wardrobe”.

H&M’s Cos launches reseller platform

H&M’s subsidiary Cos has launched a pre-owned fashion platform called Resell.

Coca-Cola Amatil takes a stake in Centrapay

Coca-Cola Amatil’s corporate venture investment fund Amatil X has invested in the digital asset payment platform Centrap...

Calvin Klein Underwear makes NZ debut, at Commercial Bay

New Zealand’s first freestanding Calvin Klein Underwear store has opened its doors to the public at Commercial Bay.
Card spending

Card payments rise while ATM withdrawals slow

New Zealanders are using cards to shop more than cash – and ATM withdrawals are on the decline.

Apple Singapore’s ‘floating store’ wows Instagram community

Apple Singapore’s new ‘floating store’ built in the harbour in front of the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort has not y...

Allbirds steps into South Korea

New Zealand footwear label expands retail network into South Korea.

Tommy Hilfiger opens its first store in New Zealand

American fashion label Tommy Hilfiger has opened its first outlet in New Zealand, located in the recently opened Commerc...