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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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Inside Harmay’s newest store – at Beijing’s Universal Studios

The store design is inspired by the thrills and experience of a studio soundstage while remaining true to the warehouse-...

Rocket Internet-backed Flash Coffee plans Asia-wide rollout

Flash Coffee already operates more than 100 locations across Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Yum China and Lavazza plan 1000 cafes across China

The expansion plan will see more Lavazza store openings in higher tier cities with different store formats.

Japan’s Metaphor boosts profile with global online store

The e-commerce website will be available in English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese, offering free shipping globally.

JD opens its first overseas E-space store in Indonesia

The E-space store model was first introduced by JD in 2019 in Chongqing, China, before being brought into other cities.

Singapore’s Yacht 21 rebrands with a new label and purpose

Y21 brand colour palette features three colours - grey, beige and orange.

Singapore’s Naiise resurrected and back online

More than 500 merchants will be featured gradually on the platform, as well as debut from new brands.

Puma celebrates women’s diversity with Mayu Girls campaign

The campaign is introduced alongside a new colourway for the reimagined Suede Mayu shoe design modelled by Dua Lipa earl...

Carousell Group raises US$100 million to hasten Southeast Asian expansion

The fund will bring Carousell’s valuation to US$1.1 billion.
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Foot Locker heads to Indonesia

The brand said it aims to expand its footprint with more store openings next year across the country.

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