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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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Hong Kong jewellery veterans to receive top honours at JNA Awards

Hong Kong jewellery veterans receive top JNA honours

Hong Kong jewellery veterans, Lawrence Ma and Kent Wong, have received Lifetime Achievement Awards at the JNA Awards.

New leadership take the helm at Li & Fung

There's change at the helm of Li & Fung.
Lancome opens smart store at Lotte Duty Free flagship

Lancome opens smart store at Lotte Duty Free flagship

Lancome has introduced a smart store in partnership with Lotte Duty Free, occupying a 520sqm space and featuring contact...
How Covid-19 boosted South Korea’s e-commerce sector

How Covid-19 boosted South Korea’s e-commerce sector

South Korea’s e-commerce market has recorded significant growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vingroup app to digitise 300,000 mom-and-pop shops in Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup has launched a B2B app called VinShop, connecting traditional mom-and-pop type retail b...

Shinsegae and Taubman Asia open Starfield Anseong

Shinsegae group and Taubman Asia have opened the new shopping mall Starfield Anseong in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province.
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Flipper’s pancake chain to launch in Singapore

Japan souffle pancake chain Flipper’s is to make its Singapore debut next month.

Hong Kong’s Peak Galleria offers rooftop pet park to draw locals

Hong Kong shopping complex Peak Galleria has launched pet-friendly amenities and a rooftop lawn to draw pet-owner visito...
Ella Singapore's first robotic barista

Ella takes up role as Singapore’s first robotic barista

Smart cafe Crown Coffee has launched Singapore’s first fully autonomous robotic barista, called Ella.
Kenzo founder Kenzo Tadaka

Kenzo founder Kenzo Takada, 81, dies from Covid-19

Kenzo Takada, the founder of French luxury house Kenzo, has died aged 81 in a hospital near Paris.