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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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NZ has one of the world’s highest adoption rates for subscription services

Besides convenience, Kiwis also tend to have fewer physical items as service reliability, variety, exclusivity and susta...

LVMH’s shuttered Thomas Pink brand to be revived

The retailer ceased operating last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as LVMH Group was seeking to sell the brand.

Menulog to roll out in 23 cities and towns by April

Menulog delivery service will be rolled out in 23 cities, including Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin

Short lockdown takes toll on tills

Despite only Auckland seeing lockdown hit Level 3, the rest of New Zealand still saw sales suffer.

Access launches VTN beauty products website Down Under

VTN's debut in Australia and New Zealand will be followed soon by a rollout in Europe.

Swarovski “reborn” in new brand identity

The concept, Swarovski Wonderlab, is described as a ‘joyful universe that invites you to ignite your dreams”.

Noel Leeming launches e-waste trial

The Warehouse Group’s Noel Leeming has introduced a free e-waste recycling programme in partnership with TechCollect NZ.

Ecostore launches aluminium bottle-refill scheme

Made from 100 per cent aluminium, the Ecostore refillable bottle is created for multiple use and can be recycled.

Tech startup helps vets open online stores

The e-commerce solution for vets was built from Storbie’s second round of funding secured last year.

Christchurch mall signs up immersive entertainment concept The Oasis

The home-grown concept features a variety of entertainment offerings, including mini golf, more than 50 arcade machines ...

Countdown deploys micro-fulfilment tech to speed up online order packing

The unit sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown’s Penrose eStore in Aucklan...

Kiwi smart-trolley startup Imagr to expand offshore

Demand for its autonomous checkout system has soared since the Covid-19 pandemic started.
Countdown supermarkets

Countdown opens at Wynyard Quarter

Spanning 650sqm on the ground floor of the building, the metro store is the chain’s second smallest store.

NBA signs licensing deal with Decathlon, entering 1200 stores globally

Under the partnership, Decathlon will launch NBA x Decathlon collection across its 1200 brick and mortar stores and onli...

Why customer experience is critical to long-term retail success

More than half of organisations in Apac plan to invest more into customer-service software this year.

Ikea opens stand-alone planning studio in Singapore

Spanning 65sqm, the studio was modelled after a 3-room HDB flat that has been designed for small-scale living space.

Unilever outlines major inclusivity program

The company aims to prepare people for the future of work, create opportunities through inclusivity, and raise living st...
Countdown supermarkets

Countdown expands glass containers programme due to shipping delays

Copland said more glass containers are due to arrive in stores shortly.

Canada Goose appoints its first Asia-Pacific president

The Apac president appointment will take effect from April 1.

Health, empowerment top global trends list this year

Seven trends are expected to create impact on the global consumer markets this year.