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Jelly New Favorite Dessert of Koreans Over 40

Jelly New Favorite Dessert of Koreans Over 40

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of jelly dessert products are booming, particularly among Koreans over 40, a new market research report published yesterday found. The market for jelly desserts grew by 54 percent on year last year, amounting to 153.3 billion won, according to AC Nielson Korea. This year, the market is expected to [...]

South Korea Bans Brazilian Chicken Over Rotten Meat Scandal

South Korea Bans Brazilian Chicken Over Rotten Meat Scandal

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Brazilian chicken has been taken off the shelves of three major supermarket chains in South Korea after controversy broke out surrounding rotten chicken meat imported from Brazil’s BRF, the world’s largest poultry exporter. Brazilian chicken accounts for 83 per cent of all imported poultry products in South Korea, with [...]

Why is Starbucks So Popular in South Korea?

Why is Starbucks So Popular in South Korea?

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Marking its 17th anniversary last year, Starbucks Korea’s annual revenue exceeded 1 trillion won for the first time, and much attention is being paid to what is behind the international coffee giant’s long-lived success in the country. Of the 75 countries that Starbucks currently operates in, only in five [...]

Health Food Sales Grow Despite Chronic Economic Slump: Data

Health Food Sales Grow Despite Chronic Economic Slump: Data

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of red ginseng and other health-related products surged in recent years despite a slumping economy as people are becoming more health conscious, data showed Monday.  Such a trend shows consumers opening their pockets on products they deem valuable despite challenging economic conditions, industry analysts said.  Sales of health [...]

South Korean Grape Farms Under Threat From Trade Deals

South Korean Grape Farms Under Threat From Trade Deals

North Chungcheong, SOUTH KOREA, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean grape farms are going out of business as they are having difficulty competing with American and Chilean grape exporters following FTA agreements with both countries. In Yeongdong and Okcheon County in North Chungcheong Province, well-known grape-producing districts, nearly a third of the grape farms [...]

Chinese Hackers Declare War On South Korea

Chinese Hackers Declare War On South Korea

  CHINA, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese hackers have officially declared online war on South Korea and Lotte, one of its biggest conglomerates, in what appears to be retaliation against the deployment of the controversial THAAD missile-defense system. An unidentified masked man appeared in a video uploaded on Yuku, the Chinese equivalent of Youtube, where [...]

Single Households, Economic Slump Drive up Demand for Small Startups: Survey

Single Households, Economic Slump Drive up Demand for Small Startups: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of people seeking to run their own business in South Korea are considering opening a cafe or a bakery, a survey showed Tuesday.  In a survey of 4,625 people who have filed an online application to attend the upcoming International Franchise Seoul expo, 65 percent said [...]

Starbucks Taps Customer Suggestions to Boost Sales

Starbucks Taps Customer Suggestions to Boost Sales

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Korea is killing two birds with one stone – improving sales by making customers happier.  According to the coffeemaker Thursday, the number of participants on its mobile survey platform “My Starbucks Review” has exceeded one million. Surveys are offered to Starbucks members who use Siren Order – ordering [...]