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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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Stride launches four new chewing gum flavours in Australia

Stride’s new range will be available exclusively at Coles and Coles Express stores from tomorrow (May 10) at RRP $3 per ...

Non-alcoholic drink sales double at BWS, Dan Murphy’s

To meet the demand, BWS and Dan Murphy’s have been expanding their non-alcoholic range.

RSPCA releases responsible sourcing guidelines to help businesses

The introduction of sourcing guidelines is attributed to the increasing number of Australian businesses responding to co...

Vodka-based drinks lead 40 per cent surge in RTD sales: LMG

The strong performance of RTDs sales were recorded in WA with more than 50 per cent growth, followed by NSW with 44.7 pe...

Nestle to buy core brands of The Bountiful Company

The acquisition is set to close in the second half this year.

Harris Farm Markets expands onto the Gold Coast

The Via Roma store will offer a range of local fruit and vegetable, as well as a gourmet grocery section of local produc...

Wine marketplace Vivino launches in Australia

Vivino now has more than 800,000 users in Australia and more than 51 million users globally.

McDonald’s implements global inclusive workplace initiative

These standards will be implemented across 39,000 McDonald’s restaurants in more than 100 countries.

Me Today seals distribution deals in Australia, Ireland

Me Today’s products are set to be on shelf in selected stores throughout the Uniphar network across Ireland this Septemb...

Kiwi investors buy Emerald Foods back from overseas owners

Deal includes New Zealand Natural, Chateau and Killinchy Gold brands – and the local rights to Movenpick.

Online supermarket concept Supie to launch in Auckland

Supie expects to compete directly with traditional supermarkets.

Barry Callebaut names new MD for Australia and New Zealand

This appointment follows Barry Callebaut's acquisition of GKC Foods in Melbourne last year.

Smile to pay: the looming boom in facial recognition

Meanwhile, fingerprint sensors will dominate the sector, featuring on 93 per cent of biometrically equipped smartphones ...

Gelatissimo to launch in the US, expand at home

The company said its expansion plans have also required a strong recruitment drive for new franchisees.

P&G buys Australian supplements brand Voost

Co-founder and MD at Voost, Thomas Siebel, said P&G will elevate the brand to a new level and enable Voost to reach furt...

Calabria Family Wines buys 140-year-old McWilliam’s business

The acquisition, set to complete by the end of this month, will include brands, IP, inventory and the Hanwood vineyard, ...

Oatly to open regional manufacturing plant in Singapore

Under the partnership, Yeo’s Senoko Way facility will begin producing Oatly’s enzyme-treated oat milk by the second half...

Easter chocolate innovation slumps globally

Meanwhile, launches of vegan chocolates and products without animal ingredients increased 5 per cent.

Vanguard Luxury Brands seals distribution agreement with StrangeLove

The deal will replace StrangeLove’s current distribution through Bibendum.

Inghams CEO returns to the US, replacement named

Andrew Reeves will succeed Jim Leighton, who has left his role as CEO of Inghams to return to the US for personal reason...