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S. Korea Ranks No. 1 in Online Grocery Shopping

S. Korea Ranks No. 1 in Online Grocery Shopping

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea ranked No. 1 in terms of e-commence for grocery shopping, far outpacing other major developed countries, an industry report showed Tuesday. According to the report by industry tracker, Kantar Worldpanel, the percentage of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) shopping via online and mobile channels out of all purchases [...]

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

Kimchi Consumption Does Not Raise Blood Pressure: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumption of kimchi does not raise blood pressure despite its high salt content as the lactic acid bacteria in the fermented dish actually helps drive sodium out of the body, a survey showed Wednesday. Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented napa cabbage, salt and pepper. [...]

Sales of Bottled Water Surge 16 pct in 2016

Sales of Bottled Water Surge 16 pct in 2016

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bottled water market was valued at 740 billion won (US$656 million) last year, up 15.5 percent from the previous year amid the increase in the number of one-person households and demand for clean water, industry data showed Wednesday. According to the data from Nielson Korea, some 640 [...]

Eggs Imported From Thailand to Arrive in South Korea Next Week

Eggs Imported From Thailand to Arrive in South Korea Next Week

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Eggs imported from Thailand will arrive in South Korea next week, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday, as the government seeks to contain rising prices amid the latest bird flu outbreak. Some 2 million eggs imported by a local company will arrive in South Korea via ship sometime between next [...]

Coffee Franchise Named After Australian Barista Thrives in South Korea

Coffee Franchise Named After Australian Barista Thrives in South Korea

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Paul Bassett – a coffee franchise named after an Australian barista – has just celebrated the opening of its 80th coffeehouse in South Korea. Operated by M’s Seed, a Maeil Holdings affiliate, the franchise was launched in September 2009 introducing “specialty coffee,” a concept that was unfamiliar to locals [...]