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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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Muji launches fresh food concept store with JD

Operated by both companies, the complex is located inside Ruihongtiandi shopping mall and spans 400sqm.

Saladstop bags US$8.9 million in fresh funding round

Temasek was joined by new investors, including Vulcan Capital, K3 Ventures, and East Ventures.

True Coffee’s first flagship store opens doors, featuring robot barista

True Coffee is eyeing expansion plans next year via franchising, while increasing its takeaway stores at hypermarkets to...

European e-commerce fashion platform Miinto expands into China

The Danish apparel retailer’s first online flagship store in China is part of the company's strategy to tap into the wor...

FamilyMart Malaysia launches ‘Food Superstores’ format

The company aims to open Food Superstore in each state where it is present by the end of this year.
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Japan’s largest Disney store to launch in Tokyo

Disney Shinjuku Boulevard is scheduled to open its doors to the public on December 5.

Design studio XM to launch its first concept store in Singapore

Scheduled to open its doors to the public next January, XM’s Singapore store will anchor a 19,000sqft space inside Kitch...

Tiki raises $258 million in series E funding, eyeing US IPO

After the funding, the e-commerce firm is estimated to be valued at US$1 billion.

Jollibee takes controlling stake in Taiwanese milk-tea chain

The acquisition deal, equivalent to 51 per cent ownership, is valued at approximately US$12.8 million.

Uniqlo’s Beijing global flagship store opens in Sanlitun

The new store will engage with Chinese traditions and society, incorporating technology, art, culture, creativity, and s...