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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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Dan Murphy’s boss to head M&S Food

Freudmann will sit on the executive committee and succeed Stuart Machin, who was appointed CEO of M&S last month.

Four Pillars launches alcohol-free gin

The range is modelled on Four Pillars' signature gins, Rare Dry Gin and Bloody Shiraz Gin.

LMG expands Harry Brown big box liquor store network

The expansion will take the number of big box liquor stores to nine, with more planned next year.

Liquor Emporium parent bought by Hairydog Group

Liquor Emporium parent company, S&P Liquor Group, has been acquired by e-commerce liquor company Hairydog Group for an u...

Treasury Wine Estates opens $165 million mega wine plant

The new wine plant is estimated to produce more than 100 million litres of wine annually.

Stolichnaya rebrands globally in tribute to Ukraine

The rebrand came after the group announced it would source all of its alcohol from Slovakia instead of Russia.
The Arnott's Group

Arnott’s to resume manufacturing in New Zealand after 25 years

A multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility is under construction in West Auckland, scheduled to launch early next yea...

Harris Farm Markets commits to Canberra flagship store

Construction of the store will commence in the middle of this year.

Society Pass signs up to source WA agri-food products for Asia

CEO and founder of The GrowHub, Lester Chan, said the partnership is an extension of the company’s strategy to expand in...

Coles starts selling own-brand lines in Singapore grocery chain

The launch into FairPrice marks the Australian retailer’s first partnership in Singapore.

L’Occitane buys Australian skincare brand Grown Alchemist

The acquisition is part of L’Occitane’s plan to further broaden its health-conscious beauty portfolio, attracting influe...

Barry Callebaut expands NSW chocolate plant

The expansion, which covers an 11,000sqm site, comes at a time when the country sees a growing demand for high-quality c...

Skincare social enterprise Unlabelled wants Aussies to ‘be themselves’

All of its profit will be donated to charities that support tackling mental health issues and youth suicide in Australia...

7-Eleven to sell body scrub online made from coffee

Head of marketing communications at 7-Eleven, Adam Jacka, said 7-Eleven Coffee Body Scrub is an “innovative way” to show...
Farmer Jo

Farmer Jo heads to the US

“We always dreamed of one day taking our wee business to America, the home of granola and being able to fly the Aussie f...

Endeavour Group ramps up digital investment as sales near $1 billion

“For the first time, we are seeing more customers engaging with our brands via the website or app than in our brick-and-...

Amazon to close physical bookstores, focus on groceries

The company said it will remain focused on Whole Foods Markets and Amazon Fresh stores, and its cashier-less grocery mod...

Malaysian food co’s IPO will fund Australian expansion

Farm Fresh is looking to raise US$238 million in a Malaysian listing, and already has 30 investors confirmed.

The Iconic COO to take helm of Flybuys

Lee will succeed current CEO, John Merakovsky, who will depart in April.

OzHarvest to open eatery on prime Sydney restaurant strip

The kitchen will be co-run by renowned chef, Massimo Bottura, who is also behind the Food for Soul charity.