About Author

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.


Starbucks Indonesia opens first community store

Starbucks Indonesia has opened its first community store, aiming to support local children by funding scholarships through a portion of sales.

Apple China reopens stores

Apple China has reopened 10 more stores in China, as business begins to return to normal despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Don Don Donki Thailand to expand after success of debut store

Don Don Donki Thailand will expand its retail network this year after positive trading performance of the first outlet.

Philippine retailers experiencing coronavirus-related sales slump

The Philippines’ largest retail landlord SM Supermalls says retailers’ sales have dropped both at home and in China due to the coronavirus crisis.

German bike brand Bergamont opens Indian concept store I-Ride

German bike brand Bergamont has opened its first concept store ‘Bergamont I-Ride’ in Mumbai, India.

Tokyo builds its case to become the next key global city for fashion

Tokyo is to host Japan’s largest fashion and art event next month – Tokyo Creative Salon – part of a plan to boost its case to become one of the world’s key fashion hubs.

Vietnam winning greater share of US apparel imports

Vietnam’s share of US apparel imports has benefited as China’s share in the market is slipping in the wake of the Sino-US trade war.

Frites opens two more beer houses in Hong Kong

Frites, the Belgian-themed beer-house chain in Hong Kong has launched two new branches – in North Point and Kwun Tong – taking its store count to six.

Vietnam retail sales surge, but virus fears set to dull mood

Retail sales in Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City were estimated at US$4.8 billion last month, up by 11.2 per cent year on year.

Featured store: Hangzhou cafe Angelot

A curved entrance wall and white tiles make Chinese cafe Angelot stand out in its Hangzhou back street location.

Deliveroo to offer support for Hong Kong restaurant partners

Deliveroo has offered support for its Hong Kong restaurant partners as many of them are suffering from coronavirus impact.

Don Don Donki to open in Guam

Pan Pacific plans to open the world’s largest Don Don Donki in Guam next year.