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Alternative Meat Contains No Cholesterol and More Protein: Consumer Watchdog

Alternative Meat Contains No Cholesterol and More Protein: Consumer Watchdog

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Plant-based alternative meat is cholesterol-free, and contains more protein than beef patties used for hamburgers, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. The Korea Consumer Agency tested the quality and safety of 15 plant-based meat products, which did not contain any cholesterol. In contrast, the protein level for every 100 [...]

Soaring Grain Prices Put Most Smaller Food Firms in a Fix: Poll

Soaring Grain Prices Put Most Smaller Food Firms in a Fix: Poll

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 8 in 10 smaller food firms in South Korea have taken a hit from sky-high international grain prices caused by extreme weather events and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a poll showed Tuesday. The survey of 213 small and medium-sized food firms showed 82.6 percent of the respondents [...]

As Pandemic Wipes Out Gatherings, Alcohol Industry Sets Eyes on At-home Drinkers

As Pandemic Wipes Out Gatherings, Alcohol Industry Sets Eyes on At-home Drinkers

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — With gathering restrictions and business curfews in place throughout the pandemic, the alcoholic beverage industry, among other hospitality-related sectors, has faced setbacks from the protracted coronavirus crisis. But on the back of the shifting drinking culture, such as the growing trend of at-home solo drinking and home parties, and [...]

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 [...]