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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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Japan’s J.Front to launch fashion subscription service

Managed by Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores, the service will initially feature about 50 fashion labels

Arket opens its first South Korean store

The store features the brand’s collections for men, women and children.

LVMH’s shuttered Thomas Pink brand to be revived

The retailer ceased operating last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as LVMH Group was seeking to sell the brand.

Retykle closes funding round to underwrite expansion

Funds raised will enable Retykle to invest within its home market of Hong Kong, as well as further expanding its reach t...

7-Eleven Hong Kong launches plant-based range with Green Monday

The plant-based meal range, including ready meals to go and classic dim sum dishes, will be rolled out across more than ...

Don Quijote operator to buy upmarket Californian supermarket chain

The deal, of which the value has yet been disclosed, is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of this year.

Japanese supermarket Kinokuniya opens pop-up stores in Singapore

Chain has the same name (in English) as the famous bookstore, but a very different offer.

Apple South Korea to open second store this week

The launch, announced last November, was significantly delayed due to the spike of new Covid-19 cases in the county.

Ikea to build shopping mall in India

The plan was announced after the retailer secured a 47,833sqm land in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Giordano opens giant store in Indonesia’s new Bumi Raya City Mall

Located on the mall’s first floor, the Giordano store spans 2300sqft.

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