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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.

From the author

Harmay launches wet market-inspired store in China

Spanning 600sqm and two stories, the store features an eclectic array of goods ranging from beauty products to bananas.

Paris Baguette opens largest Singapore store yet

Located at 313@Somerset, the store spans 3200sqft with a capacity of 80 seats.

Gordon Ramsay to open first restaurant in Malaysia

Bar & Grill will feature a varied all-day menu, including famous chef’s signature Beef Wellington.

Laura Ashley rolls out new stores in Japan

Seven new outlets due to open during the first three months of this year.

AS Watson and Grab launch regional health & beauty partnership

The partnership will allow customers to access more than 62,000 health and beauty products at Watsons stores via Grab se...

Hong Kong’s Pirata Group to open five venues, including its first offshore

Group plans to strengthen its presence in the territory, despite the challenging period for the restaurant industry.

BHG teams with Raffles City in new curated brands marketplace

Spanning levels 1 and 2 of the shopping mall, One Assembly will take over the space previously occupied by Robinsons dep...

Hong Kong’s Green Common expands into Singapore

Singapore store spans 3000sqft, housing retail space and a cafe.

Acer launches its first flagship store in the Philippines

The flagship features two sections, housing a range of products from Acer and Predator brands.

Ikea opens stand-alone planning studio in Singapore

Spanning 65sqm, the studio was modelled after a 3-room HDB flat that has been designed for small-scale living space.