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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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Pandora commits to stop using mined diamonds, launches lab-made version

Identical to mined diamonds, lab-created diamonds share the same optical, chemical, thermal and physical characteristics...

Shoe pioneer AllBirds to list in the US

According to The New York Times DealBook, the brand is talking with banks in preparation for an initial public offering.

Yu Mei opens Newmarket boutique

Yu Mei Newmarket also houses a lounge and kitchen area for its customers "to relax and ponder".

Mitch Dowd takes over Lee Cooper distribution in NZ

MD of Lee Cooper global, Daisy Laramy-Binks, says the brand’s decision to grant Mitch Dowd the distribution rights was a...

The Warehouse Group opens in Ormiston

The store will also house a tech solutions hub, where specialists will help take the stress out of new tech setups, shar...

The Warehouse expands free EV-charging service

Additional charging stations have been installed at The Warehouse Kaitaia and Waipapa, to be followed by a new charging ...

McDonald’s implements global inclusive workplace initiative

These standards will be implemented across 39,000 McDonald’s restaurants in more than 100 countries.

Kiwi investors buy Emerald Foods back from overseas owners

Deal includes New Zealand Natural, Chateau and Killinchy Gold brands – and the local rights to Movenpick.

Online supermarket concept Supie to launch in Auckland

Supie expects to compete directly with traditional supermarkets.

New Zealand card spending rebounds in March

Seasonally adjusted retail card spending surged 0.9 per cent compared to February.

Smile to pay: the looming boom in facial recognition

Meanwhile, fingerprint sensors will dominate the sector, featuring on 93 per cent of biometrically equipped smartphones ...

Sportsfuel buys online vitamin subscription service

The company says the acquisition will help Sportsfuel strengthen its presence in the health & fitness industry in New Ze...

Kiwi shoppers no longer believe supermarket ‘specials’

Other problems related to “specials” include advertised specials being out of stock or being charged at a higher price a...

Shu Uemura’s first global flagship store to open this month

The store’s launch is a homage to the brand’s first beauty boutique which was located in Omotesando in 1983.

DFS to open T Galleria in Queenstown

The new T Galleria New Zealand store will feature DFS’s new design concept ‘Resort Galleria’.

Trade Me stats show how Kiwis are pursuing hobbies post Covid

Plants, PS5 and Pokemon cards have become the most searched items during the post Covid-19 period.

Revlon takes top honours in Shop! ANZ Retail Marketing Awards

Beside the biggest prize, the display also won in other categories, including Best Design and Innovation, Best Shopper E...

Chemist Warehouse eyes 30-store network

The launch is part of Chemist Warehouse’s expansion plan in the country, with a target to reach 30 outlets once The Palm...

Record year for New Zealand PC sales

The significant growth in the PC market resulted from the surge in demand for education and working devices as people we...

Mitre 10 names new NZ CEO

Joined Mitre 10 in 2017 as general manager retail operations, Scown was appointed as the company’s chief operating offic...