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Millions of ‘Idol Sandwiches’ Sold Only Months After Their Debut

Millions of ‘Idol Sandwiches’ Sold Only Months After Their Debut

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘idol sandwiches,’ known to be favored by certain K-pop stars, are selling like hotcakes at convenience stores. GS25, a major convenience store franchise, said that YouUs Idol’s Favorite Sandwich topped all food sales charts just two and a half months after its release, with more than 5 million [...]

Exports of Traditional ‘Tteok,’ ‘Topokki’ Food on the Rise: Data

Exports of Traditional ‘Tteok,’ ‘Topokki’ Food on the Rise: Data

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Exports of traditional rice-based food, such as “tteok” and “topokki,” are on the rise amid growing global demand for Korean food, data by the state-run food trade corporation showed Sunday. According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. (aT Center), exports of South Korean-made tteok products that include [...]

Korean Food Gaining Popularity Online in China

Korean Food Gaining Popularity Online in China

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular South Korean food products are gaining ground in the Chinese online food market. Online direct purchasing, where customers buy products directly from sellers rather than through agents, is becoming extremely popular among Chinese consumers interested in Korean food products. The Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corp. (aT) announced [...]

Starbucks Korea Doubles Down on Cashless Stores

Starbucks Korea Doubles Down on Cashless Stores

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. is adding 300 more ‘cashless shops’ in addition to the 103 stores currently in operation, starting on Monday. Cashless stores recommend that customers use a means of payment other than cash. The company noted that adding 300 more cashless stores would amount to one-third of [...]