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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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Robinson department store

Central Retail to merge Central with Robinson

Thailand's Central Retail group plans to merge its two department-store businesses - Central and Robinsons.
Foodpanda rider in Japan

Foodpanda to launch in Japan, initially in six cities

Food-delivery service Foodpanda is to launch in Japan, its 12th market in Asia and potentially one of its most important...

7-Eleven, Coca-Cola create crossover experiential store in Singapore

7-Eleven has collaborated with Coca-Cola to launch a crossover experience store in Singapore.

Ikea opens dedicated second-hand stores, expanding circular furniture goal

Ikea is to open its second second-hand furniture store in its home country, Sweden, expanding its commitment to the circ...

Amazon to launch luxury stores

Amazon has launched an invitation-only luxury fashion and beauty brand portal called Luxury Stores, with Oscar de la Ren...

Thailand’s Central Group buys OfficeMate, B2S parent for US$390 million

Central Retail (CRC) is to buy out COL Public Company, the parent company of Thai retail chains OfficeMate, B2S and Meb ...

Popeyes may cease operation in South Korea

American fast-food chain Popeyes said it is to withdraw business from South Korea, however the local franchisee TS Corpo...

Skechers Singapore opens more stores despite Covid-19

Skechers Singapore has accelerated its expansion plan in the city despite the Covid-19 situation, opening five more stor...

Alexander McQueen opens Tokyo flagship at Omotesando

British fashion label Alexander McQueen has opened a flagship store at Omotesando, Tokyo.

Topshop, Topman quit Singapore

Topshop and Topman Singapore is to close its last store in VivoCity and move online this Thursday (September 17).