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Craft Beer Sales Booming at Convenience Stores

Craft Beer Sales Booming at Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean craft beers selling at convenience stores are enjoying a surge in popularity. Three years ago, the convenience store beer market was dominated by imported beers thanks to a hugely popular promotion in which four cans were selling for 10,000 won (US$8.42). Today, the situation has changed with each [...]

Deals Forged with Water Bottlers to Supply Label-free Products to Gov’t Offices

Deals Forged with Water Bottlers to Supply Label-free Products to Gov’t Offices

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The environment ministry said Thursday it has forged agreements with water bottling companies across the country to supply label-free water products to local government offices and transportation service providers. The deals call on nationwide water companies to provide label-free water products to six metropolitan city government offices and 22 [...]

Liquor Vending Machines Aim to Quench Market’s Thirst amid Pandemic, Deregulation Drive

Liquor Vending Machines Aim to Quench Market’s Thirst amid Pandemic, Deregulation Drive

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Gulping a can of beer alone after a grueling night shift has been a monthslong ritual for Kim Jae-yeon, a nurse at a general hospital in Seoul, since her favorite watering hole shut down amid the pandemic and the hospital she works at told medical staff to avoid gatherings. [...]

Food Delivery Apps Step Up to Fix Controversial Star Rating Systems

Food Delivery Apps Step Up to Fix Controversial Star Rating Systems

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery apps and restaurant search platforms are stepping up to revise reviews and star rating systems, in response to numerous restaurants struggling with malicious reviews and absurdly low star ratings. Last week, major food delivery platform Coupang Eats introduced a new feature that allows restaurants to reply to customer [...]

European Bread Gains Popularity Among S. Koreans, While Korean Bread Goes Viral Among Americans and Europeans

European Bread Gains Popularity Among S. Koreans, While Korean Bread Goes Viral Among Americans and Europeans

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of Americans and Europeans are buying sweet-flavored Korean bread for snacks, while Koreans are buying European bread to eat with meals. This is the result of a changing landscape in South Korea’s food culture, led by South Korean bakeries in foreign markets as well as the [...]