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Coffee Goes Beyond Taste to Meet Functional Needs of Consumers

Coffee Goes Beyond Taste to Meet Functional Needs of Consumers

DAEJEON, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee has become more than just a drink, an important part of everyday life for South Koreans. Now, coffee comes in various shapes and sizes, including cups, cans, coffee mixes, and instant coffee. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), 543 patents applied for in the past five [...]

Starbucks Says Discounts for Personal Cup Use to Exceed 10 bln Won This Year

Starbucks Says Discounts for Personal Cup Use to Exceed 10 bln Won This Year

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. reported on Wednesday that the accumulated total amount of discounts the company offers to individual cup users is expected to exceed 10 billion won (US$8.50 million) by the end of this year. Starbucks introduced the ‘Eco Bonus Star’ System last year, which allows customers to [...]

S. Korean Customers ‘Disappointed’ by Blue Bottle Store’s Interior Design

S. Korean Customers ‘Disappointed’ by Blue Bottle Store’s Interior Design

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Blue Bottle Coffee Inc., an American coffee brand that recently opened its first flagship store in South Korea, is stirring up controversy among South Korean consumers for the new store’s interior design. Also known as the ‘Apple of the Coffee Industry,’ Blue Bottle Coffee is well known for its [...]

Korean Mackerel More Competitive with Norwegian Drop in Production

Korean Mackerel More Competitive with Norwegian Drop in Production

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean fishery industry is hoping that Korean mackerel will benefit from recent price hikes for Norwegian mackerel due to a drop in production. The Korea Maritime Institute announced on Wednesday that imports of popular Norwegian mackerel had dropped to 15,325 tons between November and March, which was [...]

S. Korean Agency Cracks Down on Mislabeled Pork and Kimchi Products

S. Korean Agency Cracks Down on Mislabeled Pork and Kimchi Products

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service said on Wednesday that it has recently cracked down on 132 manufacturers and distributors of pork and kimchi that have violated rules on country of origin labeling. Out of 10,732 vendors that handle pork and kimchi across the country, the agency found [...]

Shinsegae Food Ramps Up Production of ‘Daebak’ Instant Noodles

Shinsegae Food Ramps Up Production of ‘Daebak’ Instant Noodles

SEJONG, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Food Inc., the food manufacturer of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, has begun additional production of Daebak ramyeon (instant noodles) that was released in Malaysia. Beyond expectations, the company has decided to urgently produce 250,000 units after 350,000 have been sold so far. According to Shinsegae Food on [...]

Imported Beer Free of Herbicides: Authorities

Imported Beer Free of Herbicides: Authorities

SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent consumer scare surrounding allegations of herbicides in beer products ended up being much ado about nothing as herbicides were not found in any beer products available in South Korea. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), after receiving reports from foreign channels that glyphosate, a substance [...]