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Department Store Cosmetics Sales Rebound After Restrictions on Sample Use Lifted

Department Store Cosmetics Sales Rebound After Restrictions on Sample Use Lifted

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s department stores have seen a spike in sales of cosmetics after the government lifted restrictions on the use of samples. To comply with the government’s infection-control measures, department stores stopped the use of samples within outlets from December 24 last year. Such restrictions, however, were lifted on [...]

Online Food Delivery Market Grows 79 pct in 2020 amid Pandemic

Online Food Delivery Market Grows 79 pct in 2020 amid Pandemic

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s online food delivery service market spiked nearly 80 percent in 2020 from a year earlier amid the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Tuesday. The value of online food service transactions came to 17.4 trillion won (US$15.5 billion) last year, up 78.6 percent from the previous year, according [...]

Carmakers Step Up Contactless Sales Service

Carmakers Step Up Contactless Sales Service

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean automobile industry is accelerating efforts to strengthen contactless sales services amid increasing difficulty in attracting customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercedes-Benz Korea is providing a variety of services, including a vehicle transport service and a consultation service for sales and purchases of certified used cars, [...]