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E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Animal Welfare Association has criticized E-Mart’s pet store brand “Molly’s Pet Shop” for failing to comply with laws pertaining to the proper treatment of animals. The association was also critical of the government for not managing and supervising the retail giant properly during a press conference held [...]

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Homepick, a joint venture by local energy giants SK Energy and GS Caltex to provide delivery service based on their network of gas stations, is defined by the following tagline: “We deliver within an hour if you’re home.” In the past, delivery service customers had to either wait at [...]

Heat Wave Kills 420,000 Livestock Animals

Heat Wave Kills 420,000 Livestock Animals

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With high temperatures sweeping the nation and sparking public safety warnings, an increasing number of livestock animals such as chicken and pigs continue to succumb to the scorching heat. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration yesterday, certain regions in the provinces of Gangwon, South Gyeongsang, Gyeonggi, Chungcheong, Jeolla and [...]

Shinsegae to Open its First Independent Hotel in Seoul This Week

Shinsegae to Open its First Independent Hotel in Seoul This Week

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Chosun Hotel, the accommodation arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said Tuesday it plans to open a new boutique hotel in Seoul this week, marking the first time that the business group will operate an independent hotel brand. Hotel L’Escape, located next to Shinsegae’s main department store [...]

Mom-and-pop Stores to Reject Any Hike in Minimum Wage

Mom-and-pop Stores to Reject Any Hike in Minimum Wage

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Owners of mom-and-pop stores on Friday called on the government to freeze the minimum wage in 2019, claiming rising labor costs will seriously impact their profitability. If the government moves to raise the minimum hourly wage from the current 7,530 won, the Korea Federation of Micro Enterprise (KFME) won’t [...]

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

South Koreans Biggest per Capita Consumers of Seafood

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s yearly per capita consumption of seafood has reached nearly 60 kilograms, making the nation one of the world’s largest consumers of natural sea products, ahead of Norway and Japan. These numbers were reiterated by the Norwegian Seafood Council at a press conference held yesterday in central Seoul. [...]

Protectionism Puts Korea Inc. in a Fix

Protectionism Puts Korea Inc. in a Fix

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Escalating global protectionism, sparked by a Sino-American trade war, has put corporate Korea in a tight spot as it is feared to take a toll on exports, a key growth engine for Asia’s fourth-largest economy, industry sources said Friday. The United States and China, the world’s two largest economies, [...]