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Provincial Gov’t Develops Master Plan for Cultivating Subtropical Plants

Provincial Gov’t Develops Master Plan for Cultivating Subtropical Plants

CHEONGJU, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Technological work has begun to develop 17 types of functional subtropical vegetables and 11 types of fruit trees, including chayote, papaya, apple mango and noni, suitable for growing in North Chungcheong Province. Chungcheongbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services announced on Wednesday that it has established a master plan to [...]

GS25 Convenience Store Chain Establishes Sharing Economy Platform

GS25 Convenience Store Chain Establishes Sharing Economy Platform

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in June, customers are expected to be able to charge shared electric bicycles or kickboards at GS25 convenience stores. GS25 announced on Wednesday that it will set up an electric bicycle and kickboard charging service facility at its stores in partnership with the shared micro-mobility integrated platform “GoGoSing.” [...]

AmorePacific’s LANEIGE Debuts in Europe

AmorePacific’s LANEIGE Debuts in Europe

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — AmorePacific Group said Wednesday that its leading brand, LANEIGE, has entered the European market as South Korea’s leading cosmetics maker accelerates its overseas push. Products of AmorePacific’s mid-range LANEIGE are now available at over 800 stores of French cosmetics chain Sephora in 18 countries, including France, Russia, Spain, Italy, [...]

Early Morning Delivery Services Run Counter to Efforts to Reduce Plastic Waste

Early Morning Delivery Services Run Counter to Efforts to Reduce Plastic Waste

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — On April 1, plastic bags were banned from use in all department stores, malls, and shopping centers following the introduction of new legislation that will result in fines up to 3 million won if stores make use of plastic bags. While the legislation seems to be effective when it [...]

Civic Groups File Complaint Against POSCO’s Alleged Air Pollutants

Civic Groups File Complaint Against POSCO’s Alleged Air Pollutants

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Domestic civic groups filed a joint complaint against POSCO with prosecutors on Monday, accusing the world’s fifth-largest steelmaker of releasing air pollutants. The civic groups, led by the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement and its regional chapter in Pohang, where POSCO’s headquarters are located, argued in the complaint that [...]

Samsung’s Q1 Profit Dips 60.4 pct On-year on Weak Memory Chip Market

Samsung’s Q1 Profit Dips 60.4 pct On-year on Weak Memory Chip Market

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its operating earnings likely plunged in the first quarter from a year earlier amid falling memory chip prices and weak demand for display panels. The operating profit was estimated at 6.2 trillion won (US$5.45 billion) in the January-March period, a 60.4 percent drop from [...]

Rural Development Administration Develops Smart Livestock Management System

Rural Development Administration Develops Smart Livestock Management System

SEJONG, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Administration (RDA) has developed a new livestock management system that uses information and communication technology (ICT) to allow for the management of livestock anywhere at any time. “Previously, the lack of systems that integrate various devices has forced farmers to use different, unsynchronized programs,” said RDA [...]

Sales of ‘Takeout’ Industry Plunge Due to Fine Dust

Sales of ‘Takeout’ Industry Plunge Due to Fine Dust

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — With air pollution becoming part of daily life in South Korea, the dining industry, especially “take-out” companies, have suffered a severe drop in customers. Companies are responding by increasing delivery services so that customers can purchase their food without having to leave home. Furthermore, direct management stores are selling [...]