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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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Pandora commits to stop using mined diamonds, launches lab-made version

Identical to mined diamonds, lab-created diamonds share the same optical, chemical, thermal and physical characteristics...

Wine marketplace Vivino launches in Australia

Vivino now has more than 800,000 users in Australia and more than 51 million users globally.

Billini expands footprint into Victoria, launches two new stores

Billini’s footprint is now set across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Mitch Dowd takes over Lee Cooper distribution in ANZ

MD of Lee Cooper global, Daisy Laramy-Binks, says the brand’s decision to grant Mitch Dowd the distribution rights was a...

‘Retail is not dead’ – AS Watson COO explains the new standard for retail

“Retail is not dead; it just needs to be better for our customers.”

McDonald’s implements global inclusive workplace initiative

These standards will be implemented across 39,000 McDonald’s restaurants in more than 100 countries.

Gelatissimo to launch in the US, expand at home

The company said its expansion plans have also required a strong recruitment drive for new franchisees.

Smile to pay: the looming boom in facial recognition

Meanwhile, fingerprint sensors will dominate the sector, featuring on 93 per cent of biometrically equipped smartphones ...

Sydney to create ‘world-class boulevard’ on George Street

The CBD street is already home to flagships of Apple and Mecca, with Bally and Lululemon announcing new stores there thi...

Starbucks goes traditional with new Japanese store design

Starbucks Japan has unveiled its new store design inspired by Japanese traditional architecture.  Located in Oharai...

WineDepot partners with Ebay, Vivino to bring wine to the masses

Besides the partnerships, WineDepot is to launch direct-to-trade platform WineDepot Market in Sydney next month and subs...

Louis Vuitton unveils its ‘water pillar’ Ginza flagship in Tokyo

The store design is a result of a collaboration between architects, Jun Aoki and Peter Marino.

Donut King to revamp stores, upgrade coffee offer

The store upgrade will feature “new equipment, staff training, and store visuals to position Donut King as the go-to pla...

Australia’s City Cave wellness franchise makes New Zealand debut

The centre also features open pools, which are designed in house and made in Australia.

Woolworths to open ‘dark store’ in Brisbane

The $85 million project is expected to provide jobs to around 800 personal shoppers when it opens.

Australian-exclusive consumer marketplace Buy Aussie Now launched

The marketplace concept started as a simple Instagram page.

Access launches VTN beauty products website Down Under

Access Group’s VTN has launched its e-commerce store in Australia and New Zealand as part of a global expansion plan whi...

IGA teams with DoorDash in grocery delivery

The service, which promises delivery within as little as 45 minutes, will see more than 1600 products listed on DoorDash...

Swarovski “reborn” in new brand identity

The concept, Swarovski Wonderlab, is described as a ‘joyful universe that invites you to ignite your dreams”.

Officeworks launches Greener Choices sustainable products range

Stationery retailer Officeworks has introduced a sustainable product range branded Greener Choice to encourage the circu...