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Food Industry Scrambles to Tap into Pengsoo’s Popularity

Food Industry Scrambles to Tap into Pengsoo’s Popularity

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Pengsoo, a penguin character from the education broadcasting company EBS is being wooed by the food industry for marketing. Binggrae Co., a major dairy maker, recently met with EBS to discuss a potential marketing program with Pengsoo in the lead. Binggrae held a competition last month to select the [...]

Michelin Guide Embroiled in Controversial Scandal in S. Korea

Michelin Guide Embroiled in Controversial Scandal in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy looms following a recent report by the South Korean media that there were ‘financial exchanges’ surrounding the designation of restaurants to be listed in the Michelin Guide Seoul 2020. Michelin strongly denied the accusations, saying that “it’s a scheme committed by those who have nothing to do with [...]

Report Highlights Transformation of Korean Dining Over Past Decade

Report Highlights Transformation of Korean Dining Over Past Decade

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — In the past decade, the food service industry has gone through significant change. Food that was once a huge success disappeared suddenly, and old favorites reappeared out of nowhere. The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. recently published a report outlining popular dishes and trends in the restaurant market [...]

Koreans Consume Japanese Natto More than Korean Cheonggukjang

Koreans Consume Japanese Natto More than Korean Cheonggukjang

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that South Koreans eat more Japanese “natto” than Korean cheonggukjang, a traditional fermented soybean stew. According to a recent study conducted by the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation, the market for cheonggukjang in South Korea was 93.5 billion won (US$8.08 million) last year, [...]

Health Ministry Mulls Celebrity Photo Ban for Liquor Bottles

Health Ministry Mulls Celebrity Photo Ban for Liquor Bottles

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is considering plans to ban liquor manufacturers from using photos of female celebrities to promote their products. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Monday that it will consider amending rules to ban liquor manufacturers from including pictures of female celebrities on liquor bottle labels to [...]

S. Koreans Prefer to Buy and Eat Food at Home

S. Koreans Prefer to Buy and Eat Food at Home

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are increasingly preferring home meal deliveries. Innocean Worldwide Inc., a local advertisement agency, released a report on Sunday that compiled some 1.7 million data records produced on online forums and social media between August 2018 and July 2019. The report showed that South Koreans are increasingly preferring [...]