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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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Meat-free demand prompts New World to extend Pams plant-based range

According to a customer survey by Pams last year, approximately two-thirds of shoppers in New Zealand limited their meat...

Futuristic new Shanghai mall home to 1000 trees

As the first phase of the development was completed last month, the second phase is currently underway and scheduled to ...

Celine unveils London flagship design

Located inside a Grade II-listed Edwardian building on New Bond Street, Celine’s new flagship blends the modern aestheti...

Retail spending continues to climb after strong Christmas

Spending through retail merchants on Worldline's network reached $696 million over the seven days ending January 4.

Aje Athletica opens first New Zealand store

The launch is part of the expansion plan of Aje Athletica in ANZ which will see the roll-out of 11 standalone stores acr...

2Degrees opens Newmarket flagship store

With the tagline ‘Fighting for fair to make NZ a better place to live', the 200sqm store’s concept focuses on sustainabi...

L’Oreal buys US vegan brand Youth to the People

The brand is expected to record more than US$50 million of sales this year.

Card spending rises in November

The rise in card spending was particularly evident across the furniture, electrical and hardware categories.

Found by Maverix fashion platform calls for conscious consumption

With a tagline ‘Live fast, Shop slow’, Found by Maverix features pieces that are ‘made to last’ and ‘seasonless’, stocki...

Chinese jewellery brand unveils stunning 3D store design

Located in the heart of the store is the world’s tallest 3D printed lattice metal sculpture using parametric design and ...

JD Sports seeking multiple sites for New Zealand stores

JD Sports' debut at Auckland’s Sylvia Park earlier this month achieved one of the largest opening turnovers of any outle...

Kathmandu unveils bold Wellington store revamp

The Kiwi outdoor retailer has collaborated with local artist Sean Duffel to create a bright and colourful store exterior...

The Palms shopping centre sold to Australian investor

The acquisition was valued at NZ$88.8 million.

Inside Starbucks’ latest store concept with Amazon Go

Customers visiting the store can grab their food or drink without having to wait in line to pay.

Aucklanders’ card spending rebounds

Department stores, clothing and furniture sectors have all increased sales by more than 100 per cent compared to the wee...

Early shopping spree tipped for trans-Tasman consumers

The report finds a third of participants will shop earlier than last year with 50 per cent starting before next month.

M&S joins rental trend, partnering with Hirestreet

M&S clothing rental launch follows its recent investment in the Zoe Group, operator of Hirestreet.

Retailers warned to ‘keep it real’ when setting sale prices

Pricing is one of the most complained about areas, amounting to more than 15 per cent of Fair Trading complaints the Com...

World’s largest Ikea set to launch in the Philippines

Ikea Philippines online store has also launched earlier this month after a soft launch in September.

Fashion chain Rodd & Gunn opens bar in Melbourne

The Lodge Bar Myer Chadstone spans 90sqm, housing a terrazzo bar with lavish seating zones.

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