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Exports of Processed Rice Goods Up 20 pct in 2019

Exports of Processed Rice Goods Up 20 pct in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s outbound shipments of processed rice products shot up last year amid the booming popularity of Korean dramas, K-pop and other cultural assets abroad, data showed Thursday. Exports of these products reached US$106 million in 2019, marking a sharp rise from $89 million posted a year earlier, according [...]

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores are rising as a new platform where food products spotlighted on social media or television programs make their first debut. CU, a major convenience store chain, showcased its Kielbasa Platter that comes with a Polish Kielbasa sausage that recently went viral on social media. The dish gained [...]

Conglomerates Battle to Secure Water Resources on Jeju Island

Conglomerates Battle to Secure Water Resources on Jeju Island

JEJU, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition to preempt natural water sources on Jeju Island in the domestic mineral water and beverage market is intensifying. Jeju’s clean groundwater has an unrivaled presence in the South Korean market. Samdasoo, volcanic bedrock water produced and bottled by the Jeju Province Development Corp. (JPDC), has maintained the top [...]

K-food Gains Massive Popularity in Indonesia

K-food Gains Massive Popularity in Indonesia

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) reported on Thursday that K-food is gaining a reputation in Indonesia’s local food franchise and processed food markets. An increasing number of local food producers are introducing new products that resemble K-food. The agency reported that Korean snacks, bread, topokki (spicy rice [...]