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Good Stuff Eatery’s Only Store in S. Korea Considers Retreat

Good Stuff Eatery’s Only Store in S. Korea Considers Retreat

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Good Stuff Eatery (GSE), a premium burger brand frequented by popular figures like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has retracted its earlier announcement that it will retreat from South Korea after five months of operation, generating confusion. GSE’s first and only store in Gangnam, brought in by the food [...]

Hite Jinro’s Flavored Soju Sold at 17 Costco Stores in the U.S.

Hite Jinro’s Flavored Soju Sold at 17 Costco Stores in the U.S.

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading beverage maker Hite Jinro Co. said Monday its flavored soju is being sold at 17 Costco stores in the United States amid the company’s increased efforts to penetrate the U.S. market. Since the company made its products available at the Costco Yonkers branch in New York, [...]

U.S. Burger Chain Five Guys Will Open in Seoul Next Year

U.S. Burger Chain Five Guys Will Open in Seoul Next Year

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. burger franchise Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to Seoul next year, Galleria department store said Thursday. The luxury retailer owned by Hanwha Solutions said it inked an initial agreement with the Virginia-based burger chain Wednesday to operate the Five Guys brand in South Korea. The first [...]

S. Korea’s RE:harvest Eyes Entering Vietnamese, Indonesian Food Upcycling Markets

S. Korea’s RE:harvest Eyes Entering Vietnamese, Indonesian Food Upcycling Markets

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — RE:harvest Co., a South Korean startup specializing in the fast-growing field of food upcycling, is seeking to make earnest leaps into overseas markets through partnerships in Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan, its CEO Alexander Min has said. RE:harvest is South Korea’s first food upcycling startup that takes leftover byproducts in [...]

Men, Women Tend to Buy Home Meal Replacement Products at Different Places: Data

Men, Women Tend to Buy Home Meal Replacement Products at Different Places: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Women tend to buy home meal replacement (HMR) products mainly at offline stores and supermarkets, while men typically purchase them at unmanned stores, data showed Tuesday. Lotte Members, the membership service for Lotte Group companies, analyzed data on HMR product transactions at offline stores and supermarkets for the period [...]