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Radioactive Substance Found in Daijin Mattresses

Radioactive Substance Found in Daijin Mattresses

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Although consumers can now let out a sigh of relief following the announcement that beds produced by Daijin contained radon levels lower than government standard, it is still problematic for many as it was confirmed that radioactive substances were detected. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission announced yesterday that [...]

Restaurant Sector Shrinks Fast amid Negatives

Restaurant Sector Shrinks Fast amid Negatives

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s restaurant industry has been shrinking at a fast clip due to a rise in the number of one-person households and other unfavorable factors, government data showed Thursday. The number of restaurant owners stood at 729,724 in December last year, down 0.51 percent, or 3,718, from the previous [...]

Egg Certification Initiative Lacks Sufficient Publicity

Egg Certification Initiative Lacks Sufficient Publicity

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a new survey, many consumers have heard of the “certified” eggs that follow guidelines of welfare practices for livestock, but most do not know of the policy or its mark. The certification system operated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs identifies farms that create [...]

E-Mart Unveils ‘Robot Concierge’

E-Mart Unveils ‘Robot Concierge’

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s leading discount store chain operator, said it launched a test operation of a robot to provide automated concierge service to shoppers on Wednesday, as the company moves to strengthen its competitiveness in its offline distribution network with cutting-edge technologies. The proof of concept for the [...]

Online Shopping Takes Off, but Worrying Signs from China, U.S.

Online Shopping Takes Off, but Worrying Signs from China, U.S.

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — With food-related online purchases on the rise thanks to mobile delivery apps, the total volume for online shopping saw record-breaking sales in March totaling 9 trillion won. The first quarter figures for online shopping consumers from China appeared to be somewhat slower due to the lingering aftermath of the [...]

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

More S. Koreans Strive to Live Plastic-free

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Bae Min-ji’s ordinary day begins by boiling tap water to drink. The 29-year-old takes a shower using just a single bar of soap and brushes her teeth with a powdered toothpaste. With a tumbler, small cloth bags, a spoon and chopsticks, she is ready to leave the house and [...]