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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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The Friendly Grocer beats rivals in supermarket satisfaction poll

The supermarket chain came out on top with a 100 per cent recommendation score.

Aussies develop thirst for organic wines

Australian membership-owned retailer Liquor Marketing Group has recorded a five-fold growth in organic wine sales year o...

IGA teams with DoorDash in grocery delivery

The service, which promises delivery within as little as 45 minutes, will see more than 1600 products listed on DoorDash...

Tanqueray launches zero-alcohol gin in Europe

It will join Tanqueray’s existing limited edition portfolio, which includes Tanqueray No. Ten, Tanqueray Rangpur and Tan...

Philadelphia meets Cadbury to create marble-inspired spread

The marble-inspired Philadelphia is the second collaboration with Cadbury after the Caramilk-inspired Philadelphia back ...

Ecostore launches aluminium bottle-refill scheme

Made from 100 per cent aluminium, the Ecostore refillable bottle is created for multiple use and can be recycled.

Aussie startup Pleasant State launches zero-waste cleaning products

The zero-waste product range consists of three concentrated pressed bars designed for different cleaning purposes and ac...

Officeworks launches Greener Choices sustainable products range

Greener Choices features more than 800 products made from sustainable materials.

The Reject Shop expands Tesco range

The initial delivery last year of three months’ worth of stock sold through in one month, exceeding expectations from th...

McDonald’s revamps worldwide packaging designs

The packaging designs include the cool blue waves on the Filet-O-Fish clamshell to the golden melting cheese on the Quar...

Nestle to launch rice-based vegan KitKat

"One of the most common requests we see on social media is for a vegan KitKat,” said Alexander von Maillot, head of conf...

Wine in a can is set to boom: here’s why

In the UK, Kiss of Wine has partnered with independent European winemakers to produce several wine varieties that are so...

Vegemite launches branded sneakers with Volley

The collection features the Australian spread’s signature colours and branding.

Romeo’s Retail Group to open European-style Sydney CBD food hall

The food hall offers in-store experiences such as cooking classes, flower arrangement tutorials and wine-appreciation cl...

Soulfresh appoints new CMO

Before joining Soulfresh, Davies held roles as marketing director at Mars UK and Director of Mars Wrigley M&A and Ventur...

Impossible Foods cuts grocery store RRPs by 20 per cent

The price cut comes as the plant-based protein maker achieves production records and new economies of scale.

Countdown deploys micro-fulfilment tech to speed up online order packing

The unit sorts and moves products directly to its team of 200 personal shoppers in Countdown’s Penrose eStore in Aucklan...

Kiwi smart-trolley startup Imagr to expand offshore

Demand for its autonomous checkout system has soared since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

Coles, Woolworths set WA buying limits due to panic shopping

The panic buying has started after Sunday's announcement that residents in Perth, Peel and South West would enter a lock...

Unilever’s Weis production move draws anger in Toowoomba

The factory has finished its last production day, ending six decades serving its community in Queensland.