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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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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.

The Hidden Sea removes 10 million plastic bottles from the ocean

The milestone follows the brand’s launch into the UK and US markets last year.

Woolworths Group unveils new corporate logo and mantra

Designed in collaboration with Re, part of the M&C Saatchi Group, the new corporate logo features ‘W’ letters in a wavy ...

Fenn Foods raises fresh capital round for expansion

The capital injection joins BIM’s existing investments, including Beamtree, MadPaws, BikeExchange and Marketplacer.

Tahbilk Group names new CEO, first outside the family

Sudano will succeed incumbent, fourth-generation Alister Purbrick, who will retire this June.

Meat-free demand prompts New World to extend Pams plant-based range

According to a customer survey by Pams last year, approximately two-thirds of shoppers in New Zealand limited their meat...

Beston Global Food names new CEO

Jorge will start his new role on April 1, taking over the interim CEO, Darren Flew.

Lion-owned carbon-zero brewery, The Fermentist, shuts down

The brewery was closed by Lion in September after losing 12 full-time employees and has been unable to find an alternati...

Menz Confectionery unveils new-look FruChoc flagship

The FruChoc flagship store is expected to create multiple jobs in the region.

Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries Association launches online marketplace

The new wine offers a selection of sparkling, white, rose and red wines from Yarra Valley Smaller Winery members, togeth...

L’Oreal buys US vegan brand Youth to the People

The brand is expected to record more than US$50 million of sales this year.

Kraft Heinz to take control of DTC brand Just Spices

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year.

Coles Plus adds extra benefits

The new offer means they will be able to save up to $11 per home delivery in the lead up to Christmas.

Cascade Brewery ends its use of shrink-wrap plastic

The initiative follows the brewery’s transition from plastic rings to cardboard packaging for six-pack cans in 2018.

Inside Starbucks’ latest store concept with Amazon Go

Customers visiting the store can grab their food or drink without having to wait in line to pay.

Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market eyes wholesale trade

Hospitality operators, chefs, publicans and caterers can access wholesale deals, weekly-recommended produce and seasonal...

New brand dubbed ​​Australia’s first social enterprise ice cream

Elato ice cream is made based on a formula that uses 30 per cent less added sugar and egg yolk instead of chemical emuls...

Coca-Cola set to buy Gatorade rival BodyArmor

The acquisition deal will see BodyArmor managed as a separate business within Coca-Cola’s North America operating unit.

Plant-based Omni alt-meat products hit Australian stores

The launch comes at a time when Aussies are more interested in reducing their meat consumption and shifting to a healthi...

Balgownie Estate – Yarra Valley reopens after devastating fire

Taking its name from the winery’s address in Victoria’s premier wine region, 1309 @ Balgownie houses a restaurant area, ...