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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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Inditex joins growing exodus of western brands from China

Zara’s sister brands, Bershka, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius, are to shut their Tmall stores, ceasing operations in Mainlan...

Australian gift-delivery retailer LVLY names new CEO

The new CEO joined the company in 2016 as an advisory board member.

Indian eyewear giant Lenskart to take control of Owndays

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

Dan Murphy’s boss to head M&S Food

Freudmann will sit on the executive committee and succeed Stuart Machin, who was appointed CEO of M&S last month.

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.

LMG expands Harry Brown big box liquor store network

The expansion will take the number of big box liquor stores to nine, with more planned next year.

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.

Ikea takes high-profile stand on pride and acceptance for IDAHOTB Day

The signature sign has been recreated into ‘Home Pride Home’, featuring colours from the Progress Flag as a symbol of pr...

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...

Lotte Duty Free opens Sydney CBD boutique

The expansion is part of Lotte Duty Free’s strategy to lead the duty-free market in Australia and to increase its influe...

Harris Farm Markets commits to Canberra flagship store

Construction of the store will commence in the middle of this year.

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...

Harvey Nichols Hong Kong launches world-first NFT retail space

NFTs can be purchased with both cryptocurrency and credit card payments.

Retail leasing market stabilises as Covid impact wanes

As domestic and international travel resumes and operating conditions normalise, the retail leasing market is projected ...

Singapore sneaker reseller Ox Street to launch in Australia, NZ

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

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...

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...

Zilingo CEO suspended amid financial probe

B2B fashion e-commerce firm Zilingo has suspended CEO Ankiti Bose, after the company’s capital-raising plan led to quest...

Champion adds footwear to its Australian range

“Just as Champion is a brand synonymous with streetwear, sneakers are a category that’s a crucial part of streetwear’s D...