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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

Indian eyewear giant Lenskart to take control of Owndays

The deal is expected to help both companies further expand their presence in Asia.

Viva China to take control of shoe label Clarks

The move is part of Viva’s strategy to expand its portfolio of apparel and footwear brands.

H&M Group tests new tech in US Cos stores

The pilot is part of its strategy to tap into the in-store technology-driven retail experience, further deepening relati...

L’Oreal invests in Japanese beauty startup Sparty

The deal marked L’Oreal’s first venture capital investment in Japan.

Kim Kardashian’s Skims introduces Adaptive Collection

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear and clothing label has launched The Adaptive Collection, an underwear line dedicated to peopl...

Sneaker marketplace creates New Zealand-specific online storefront

The addition is due to the increasing interest and activity from Kiwi customers.

Apac tipped to fuel global airport retail market recovery

The data company said the growth will be driven by the increase of retail space and passenger numbers as cross-border tr...

Wellington’s Havana Coffee Works Roastery opens in Auckland

Lion invested around $2 million into Havana Coffee Works Roastery Parnell, including a roastery, logistics, servicing an...

Harvey Nichols Hong Kong launches world-first NFT retail space

Harvey Nichols has introduced the world’s first blue-chip non-fungible tokens (NFT) retail concept space located inside ...

Singapore sneaker reseller Ox Street to launch in NZ

The launch comes after Carousell's acquisition of Ox Street last October.

Rejuvenated Laura Ashley looks towards global expansion

A multi-year partnership with IMG will see the creation of a new fashion and homeware range and hospitality offerings th...

Hell jumps the Tasman to Australia

The brand’s first store will offer its signature Kiwi menu with free-range ingredients, and catering to vegans, vegetari...

Stitch and send: Uniqlo launches online alteration service

Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo has introduced an online alteration service allowing customers to alter pants and jean ...

Cafe spending surges as restrictions end

The rebound resulted from the increasing number of Kiwis are spending more at local cafes and restaurants as the governm...

Catch boss to depart as Wesfarmers restructures digital arm

Pete Sauerborn will leave the business on June 30 after two years leading the company.

Shein overtakes Intidex, H&M with $100 billion valuation

The funding round, if successful, will take Shein's value to more than that of H&M and Zara combined.

Activewear unicorn Vuori heads Down Under in global rollout

The plan will see the launch of online stores in each country followed by a series of retail stores.
Retail Property

Retail property performance: a tale of two cities

The retail property sector will see strong demand for bulk retail, large scale mall and specialist retail outlets.
Climate change

One in three Kiwi businesses are investing in climate-change measures

The most popular investment was in new software of digital technologies, representing 25 per cent.

L’Occitane buys Australian skincare brand Grown Alchemist

The acquisition is part of L’Occitane’s plan to further broaden its health-conscious beauty portfolio, attracting influe...