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S. Korea’s Diversifying Delivery Services Send Almost Anything to Your Home

S. Korea’s Diversifying Delivery Services Send Almost Anything to Your Home

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery services in South Korea are in the midst of diversification. In addition to delivery services for famous restaurants, there are now services that deliver pork belly grilled at ‘shared kitchens’. Even lunch boxes from convenience stores, shampoo, and other everyday goods can now be delivered. Delivery Hero Korea, [...]

Food Companies Scramble to Develop Seafood-based Home Meal Replacements

Food Companies Scramble to Develop Seafood-based Home Meal Replacements

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Food companies are coming up with variety of recipes, including salmon and tuna, for home meal replacement (HMR) products. In 2017, South Koreans consumed 58.4 kilograms of fishery products per person, surpassing Japan to become the largest consumers in the world. According to the Norwegian Seafood Council, the favorite [...]

No Need for Health Supplements, Pollack Increases Muscle Mass Without Exercise

No Need for Health Supplements, Pollack Increases Muscle Mass Without Exercise

BUSAN, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Pollack, one of the most common white fish, has been found to play an important role as a health supplement. According to the Korea Overseas Fisheries Association on Monday, such results were published by Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. in November 2017. It was found that the protein content of [...]

S. Korea’s Instant Meals Market Expands Beyond Single-person Households

S. Korea’s Instant Meals Market Expands Beyond Single-person Households

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean market for instant meals has expanded beyond single-person households to the middle-aged population, the country’s leading processed foods maker, CJ Cheiljedang Corp., said Monday. The ready-to-eat items, often referred to as home meal replacement (HMR) products here, have become increasingly popular, mainly on the back of [...]

Valentine’s Day Gifts Switching from DIY to Imports

Valentine’s Day Gifts Switching from DIY to Imports

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Valentine’s Day chocolate givers are switching back to buying packaged sweets instead of making their own, according to sales records from a leading online mall on Monday. Auction, an open market internet mall, tracked chocolate sales in the Jan. 25-Feb. 7 period from 2015 to 2019. Results showed that [...]

Makgeolli with Low Alcohol Content Gaining Popularity

Makgeolli with Low Alcohol Content Gaining Popularity

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Low-alcohol versions of the traditional alcoholic beverage “makgeolli” have gained popularity, mainly as a result of more people opting to drink alone, industry officials said Thursday. The grain-based drink usually contains an alcohol content of six to seven percent but products with four to five percent have become popular [...]