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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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Online only supermarket Geezy Go launches in Sydney

The brand said it plans to expand to 200 locations globally by the end of this year.

Woolworths commissions dark eStore in Maroochydore

The Maroochydore eStore is expected to boost thousands of extra online orders to Sunshine Coast customers each week.

World’s first Oreo cafe launches in US

Spanning 3500 sqft, the cafe houses what it called “a first-of-its kind treats bar”, where customers can customise their...

Umami Pantry launches ready-to-use Japanese Sauces

The company said the launch responded to a demand in growth of the Japanese cuisine category.

V2Food raises $72 million in funding round led by Astanor Ventures

The funding round follows V2Food’s Series B raise of $77 million last October.

Diageo named top supplier in Australian Drinks Awards

All winners are determined via Advantage Australia’s survey of on and off-premise retailers.

SPC is the first Australian company to require all staff to be vaccinated

For those with a pre-existing condition who are unable to receive the vaccine, their circumstances will be considered on...

Beston Foods CEO resigns for family reasons

Since the compassionate leave of Hicks, Darren Flew, chief financial officer of BFC, has assumed the role of interim CEO...

Camel milk consumption increases as customers seek healthier dairy options

According to the company, the camel milk industry is estimated to value at US$6 billion.

First Victorian Ampol Woolworths Metro store opens in Melbourne

More than 10 sites are set to open to the public before Christmas, including three new stores in Melbourne in Mount Wave...

Leading milk tea brands plot Australian expansion

Chatime expects the market will consolidate to two to three key players including the brand.
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New Zealand’s Finery zero per cent cocktails launch in Australia

Finery zero per cent cocktails will be available across Dan Murphy’s stores across the country.

BWS kits out store staff with streetwear-influenced designer range

Team members will choose which artist’s designs to adorn their t-shirts as part of a wider revamp of BWS work wardrobes.

A2 Milk names new executives

The appointment follows the recent resignation of Peter Nathan, the company’s chief executive in Asia Pacific.

Gordon’s launches alcohol-free gin option in Australia

Similar to the brand’s signature London Dry Gin, Gordon’s 0.0% doesn’t compromise on flavour and is created by distillin...

Coles boosts baby products range, adding 150 SKUs

Besides boosting the baby products range, Coles has also reduced prices for selected products.

Lion New Zealand’s Speight’s launches first alcohol-free lager

New Zealand’s alcohol beverage giant Lion has introduced the first alcohol-free beer range under the Speight’s brand cal...

Coles revamps cereals aisle, moving healthy options mainstream

The new range includes Coles’ first breakfast in beverage form, Breakfast on the Move and Wellness Road toasted muesli r...

Why sales of non-alcoholic drinks are skyrocketing

The growth of non-alcoholic drinks sales is a reflection of a broader trend of Australians drinking less but better.

Foodstuffs to remove single-use produce bags

Customers will see a range of trial products hitting the shop floor as part of the move including multi-use bags, nylon ...