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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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Minor Food brings Singapore-based restaurant chain Poulet to Thailand

The company said the launch of a new restaurant chain is part of its goal to increase market share in its home country.

JustKitchen enters Thailand via GrabKitchen deal

The cloud kitchen will be located in the bustling Phayathai area of Bangkok and provided by GrabKitchen on a Kitchen-as-...

Reliance Retail launches fashion and lifestyle label Azorte

The launch will be followed by the opening of more Azorte physical stores across key markets in the next coming months.

Jim Thompson enters a new era with reimagined flagship in Bangkok

Group CEO Frank Cancelloni said the project is expected to be completed by April next year.

Jollibee plots Tim Ho Wan expansion in China

The Philippines foodservice company has injected an additional capital into the dim sum chain to fund growth.

Reliance Retail launches new fashion department store format

The first Reliance Centro store, spanning 75,000sqft, has opened its doors to the public in Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

Studio Nicholson opens its first independent store in Asia, in Korea

The brand’s founder and creative director Nick Wakeman took a hands-on approach to designing the new store.

McDonald’s China launches its first zero-carbon restaurant

McDonald's Shougang Park’s 2000sqm on-site solar panels are expected to generate about 330,000 kWh annually.

Berluti makes its Vietnam debut

Located across from the famous Metropole Hotel, the Berluti Vietnam boutique follows the brand’s signature simplicity de...

South Korean fashion retailer Musinsa makes its global launch

Customers from nine Asian countries, Canada and the US now can purchase fashion items from trendy South Korean brands.