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Tong Van

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.


JD Central launches giant online sale in Thailand today

JD Central launches its online sale ‘JD Central 618 Super Joy Shopping Fest’ in Thailand today, potentially attracting shoppers wary of returning to malls.

In Tokyo, Hublot opens its largest flagship yet

LVMH-owned watchmaker Hublot has opened its largest flagship store yet in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district in Japan.

Foodpanda in the Philippines expands into groceries

Food-delivery service Foodpanda in the Philippines has expanded into grocery deliveries.

% Arabica Thailand flagship set to launch in Bangkok

The long-awaited % Arabica Thailand flagship store is finally set to open in Bangkok next week.

H&M launches menswear range using intelligent fabric

Sweden fashion retailer H&M launches an intelligent fabric this week, a fashion technology for menswear which keeps the wearer cool in summer heat.

Vely Vely picks Indonesian YouTube star to boost Southeast Asian brand cred

Korean cosmetic brand Vely Vely is banking on Indonesian YouTube star “Sunnydahye” to increase brand awareness as it launches into Southeast Asia.

Mall group, bank and delivery service launch virtual Get Foodhall

The Mall Group Thailand has teamed up with food-delivery service Get and Siam Commercial Bank to launch Get Foodhall.

VF Foundation supports families affected by factory shutdowns

US apparel company VF Foundation has supported garment workers affected by factory shutdowns in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Timeless City – Riverside Paradise Walk opens in Chengdu

Timeless City – Riverside Paradise Walk has opened in Chengdu, China, located alongside the Cheng Hua Avenue and Sha He (Sand River)

Sephora China launches Tmall flagship

Sephora China has launched a flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global, featuring brands including Fenty, Bon Parfumeur, Farmacy and Dermalogica.

Tencent and Honda to build in-car shopping system

Tencent and Honda, the Japanese car maker, have teamed up to build an in-car infotainment system for the Chinese market which lets people shop online.

The Coffee Academics releases Dalgona coffee

Hong Kong specialty coffee chain The Coffee Academics has launched its own version of Dalgona coffee at its Thai flagship store in Bangkok.