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Juul Pushes Ahead with Restructuring of Korean Subsidiary

Juul Pushes Ahead with Restructuring of Korean Subsidiary

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. has decided to restructure its Korean unit following its headquarters. Juul Labs Korea said Thursday, “We are looking at how best we can reorganize our operations locally in each country we are currently working in, and we are making individual adjustments to each [...]

Department Store Doing Away with Paper Receipts

Department Store Doing Away with Paper Receipts

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store said Wednesday it will launch an electronic receipt issuance service with the aim of “zero” paper receipts within three years. Electronic receipts will be issued in the form of the automatic issuance of receipts through mobile applications instead of paper receipts when purchasing goods. Even if [...]

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores are rising as a new platform where food products spotlighted on social media or television programs make their first debut. CU, a major convenience store chain, showcased its Kielbasa Platter that comes with a Polish Kielbasa sausage that recently went viral on social media. The dish gained [...]

Beauty Firms, Duty-free Operators Soar amid Hopes for Lifting of China Sanctions

Beauty Firms, Duty-free Operators Soar amid Hopes for Lifting of China Sanctions

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) –- Major South Korean cosmetics and duty-free operators traded higher Monday amid hopes that China may lift its retaliatory economic measures under way for years against Seoul’s decision to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system here. Amorepacific Corp., the country’s top cosmetics maker, closed at 232,000 won(US$200), up 5.22 percent from [...]

Wine Plays Key Role in Attracting Customers to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Wine Plays Key Role in Attracting Customers to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail industry is paying attention to wine to somehow attract consumers who are engrossed with their smartphones to brick-and-mortar stores. Wine consumption has been on a steady rise for years. Moreover, selling alcoholic beverages online is illegal in South Korea. In response, the industry is using a [...]

Sales of Shinsegae Department Store’s Gangnam Branch Surpass 2 tln Won in 2019

Sales of Shinsegae Department Store’s Gangnam Branch Surpass 2 tln Won in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae Department Store, one of South Korea’s leading retailers, said Tuesday that its outlet in Gangnam, an affluent area in southern Seoul, reported 2 trillion won (US$1.7 billion) in accumulated sales last year. It marks the first time for a single department store branch to achieve the milestone, the [...]

Beauty Goods Exports to Japan Up Nearly 30 pct Despite Trade Row

Beauty Goods Exports to Japan Up Nearly 30 pct Despite Trade Row

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of beauty products to Japan advanced nearly 30 percent in the first 11 months of last year, data showed Sunday, despite the ongoing bilateral trade row stemming from their shared history. Asia’s No. 4 economy shipped US$370 million worth of beauty products to Japan in the [...]

Retail Industry Gearing Up for 2020 with ‘White Rat’ Marketing Strategy

Retail Industry Gearing Up for 2020 with ‘White Rat’ Marketing Strategy

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — As the 2020 is the Year of the White Rat on the Chinese zodiac calendar, retailers are expected to present related products and hold special promotional events. Emart24, Shinsegae Group’s convenience store chain, will begin selling white mouse-shaped marshmallows made by the German company Aseli from Saturday. Furthermore, Shinsegae [...]