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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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Leading milk tea brands plot Australian expansion

Chatime expects the market will consolidate to two to three key players including the brand.

Burberry opens new London flagship

Burberry Sloane Street’s design features the brand’s signature pattern and colours - beige, black, white and red.

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.

L Catterton takes big stake in Italian luxury brand Etro

Under the agreement, Etro family will retain a significant minority stake while Etro’s founder, Gerolamo Etro, will be a...

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.

BWS kits out store staff with streetwear-influenced designer range

Team members will choose which artist’s designs to adorn their t-shirts as part of a wider revamp of BWS work wardrobes.

Burberry CEO resigns to lead rival luxury retailer

According to a report in Reuters, Gobbetti will return home to Italy to lead luxury goods group Ferragamo.

Australia’s disloyal shoppers: most will change brands to save money

More than half of respondents said consistently low prices are the top reason for staying loyal to a retailer.

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...

Silk Laser to buy Australian Skin Clinics​, eyes 150 stores

To partially fund the deal, Silk has launched $20 million equity raising.

Cartology expands management team

The company has promoted Martin Wood to head of strategic partnership while named Matt Gower as senior manager of resear...

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.

Domino’s buys up Taiwan operations

The company also plans to expand the brand’s footprint in Asia from 1500 stores to 1900 stores by 2032.

Kookai doubles size of Melbourne Emporium store in revamp

Kookai said the reason behind its expansion of retail space was that it is confident in the demand for bricks and mortar...

Gen Z Australians still prefer boutiques to online for fashion

Only 7.5 per cent of respondents said they want to buy clothes on online marketplaces such as Depop or Facebook.

General Pants plots trans-Tasman expansion

In the past 12 months, the brand has opened eight new outlets, three of them in New Zealand.

Chinese discount store Miniso is growing by one new store a day

The retailer has also expanded into new global markets, including Iceland, Malta, New Caledonia, the Canary Islands.

Michael Hill appoints new chair as Emma Hill retires

Rob Fyfe, former CEO of Air New Zealand, will succeed Hill, while she remains a non-executive director.

Amazon reveals Prime Day date – and it’s soon

Prime Day will offer savings for about 10,000 products across big brands, including Bosch, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Lego, ...

Survey: most Aussies prefer parcel pick-up points over home delivery

Most Australian shoppers find alternative parcel collections better than home delivery, according to a survey from Hubbe...