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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

Starbucks partners with Kate Spade New York in accessories collection

Starbucks has teamed with fashion design house Kate Spade New York to launch a merchandise collection in Asia.

Pic’s deposes Whittaker’s as New Zealand’s most-respected brand

Peanut butter maker Pic’s has been rated New Zealand’s most-respected brand, overtaking chocolate maker Whittaker’s.

Wanaka author launches online bookstore for children Kiwi Kids Read Books

Young kiwi readers and their parents have a new online destination specialising in local books by local authors.

What Kiwi kids want for Christmas…

Animal toys are expected to dominate this Christmas season, according to Trade Me’s top toy picks.

Wanaka’s new Mitre 10 Mega store opens

New Zealand's newest Mitre 10 Mega is now open in Wanaka, in the South Island.

New Zealand retail sales rise at record rate

New Zealand retail sales recorded the highest September quarter rise since 1995, indicating the recovery of the retail i...

Superette, Everybody Eats team up in Christmas charity project

Superette has teamed with pay-as-you-feel dining concept Everybody Eats to launch a Christmas charity project.

Vodafone flagship opened in downtown Auckland

Vodafone New Zealand has opened a new retail flagship store in Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland.

European bed maker Emma makes big impact in NZ foray

European mattress company Emma is taking on the New Zealand market after a successful launch in Australia.

Why Christmas will be very different for retailers this year

Why Kiwi retailers should reimagine their e-commerce offerings to be successful in the years to come.

Covid fears will drive smart clothing uptake in Asia Pacific

Smart Covid-19 features will drive the adoption of smart clothing across the APAC region during the next two years, acco...

Vapo store expanding as dairies face restrictions

Vape specialist Vapo is expanding its footprint in the country as dairies will face restrictions on vape flavours from n...

Mighty Ape rated New Zealand’s best retailer for customer experience

New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape is the top-ranked retailer for customer service in the annual Kantar Customer Lea...
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Napoleon Perdis makes comeback at Smith & Caughey’s

Australia’s Napoleon Perdis has launched a store-in-store concept at premium Auckland department store Smith & Caughey’s...

New Zealand’s retail card spending shows recovery

Retail card spending generated $6.2 billion in October, up 8.2 per cent year-on-year, according to Stats NZ.
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The Barkery – New Zealand’s first dog adoption cafe

New Zealand’s first Adoptable Dog Cafe is soon to open in Christchurch's Red Zone.

Country Road’s Newmarket flagship wins design awards

The Country Road flagship store in Auckland's Newmarket has won three Retail Design Excellence (RED) Awards from the Ret...

New directory Fair&Good makes it easier for Kiwis to find ethical brands

Fair&Good, a new directory launched in New Zealand, aims to make it easier for Kiwis to identify ethical brands.
My Ride

New Zealand’s oldest cycle retailer for sale

New Zealand’s oldest bicycle retailer, now known as My Ride, has been put up for sale in Dunedin.
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Allbirds launches Bird of the Year collaboration

Allbirds has launched a limited-edition design with New Zealand Forest & Bird, celebrating the country’s chosen Bird of ...