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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.

From the author

Ormiston Town Centre launches Auckland’s newest dining hub

Outdoor bars and restaurants include Moo Moo Smokehouse & Grill, Melt Soul Food, Journal Cafe and Bird on Wire.

Burberry opens new London flagship

Burberry Sloane Street’s design features the brand’s signature pattern and colours - beige, black, white and red.
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Countdown launches small business accelerator program

Applications for the program are now open for all small-medium sized New Zealand businesses and will close on August 15.

LVMH takes control of Off-White

Expected to be completed within the next 60 days, the value of acquisition, however, has not yet been disclosed.

TradeMe brings back Kindness Store, partnering with KidsCan

This year, Kindness Store will feature products that KidsCan needs, including raincoats, shoes, slow cookers and warm fo...

New Zealand’s Deadly Ponies to open first Australian store

Deadly Ponies’ first Australia store is scheduled to launch early next month on Armadale’s High Street.

Tiffany & Co launches in Vietnam

Tiffany & Co Vietnam houses a full range of jewellery and accessories, including its latest Tiffany T Collection.

Foodstuffs South Island launches online shopping – town by town

Both the supermarket chains also offer ‘Click & Collect’ where customers can choose a store to collect their orders.

Mecca opens largest New Zealand store yet

The new Mecca store features four beauty service zones, offering more than 20 different services across skin treatments,...
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New Zealanders actively pursuing more sustainable lifestyles – Retail NZ

More than half of consumers surveyed said their top concern is excessive and non-recyclable packaging and plastic bags.

Comvita’s Auckland retail space wins design award

The judges said Wellness Lab goes beyond traditional concepts of retail, bringing seamless multi-channel integration via...

Burberry CEO resigns to lead rival luxury retailer

Gobbetti will stay with Burberry until the end of this year while the company searches for a successor, and to ensure an...

Foodstuffs to remove single-use produce bags

Customers will see a range of trial products hitting the shop floor as part of the move including multi-use bags, nylon ...

Retailers dominate Newmarket Business Awards

While Retailer of the Year was fashion brand Superette, while Australian department store David Jones won International ...

The Warehouse pledges support for Kiwi kids exposed to family violence

The company will contribute up to $250,000 of the proceeds to ‘Kids in the Middle’, a program focused on building kid-fo...

High-profile Wellington CBD retail building for sale

The property, marketed by Fraser Press and Mark Walker of Bayleys Wellington Commercial, will be auctioned on July 8.

Otago Polytechnic recognises budding international designers

New Zealand’s Lydia Paine, a graduate of Massey University, was named Viva Best NZ Emerging Designer with her ‘Mother & ...

Google opens its NYC store: take a look inside

The store facade features floor-to-ceiling windows behind which are physical and digital product displays inside Discove...

World’s largest Onitsuka Tiger flagship store launches in London

Located on a prime corner of London’s famous shopping street, the store takes up 9300sqft across two stories.

Vitamin subscription service Vitable raises $5.5m venture funding

The funds raised will be used to boost geographic expansion, product and app development and recruit key personnel.