SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of consumers are buying fruit at convenience stores in front of their homes instead of going to the market.
In particular, sales of bulk fruits, packages which contain more than five pieces in one bag, are on the rise.
Convenience store chain CU said bags of five apples it has sold since last month topped the company’s overall fruit sales.
Sales of fruits grew 40.9 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters of this year, and the popularity of bulk fruits is also contributing to CU’s sales growth.
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