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E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Animal Welfare Association has criticized E-Mart’s pet store brand “Molly’s Pet Shop” for failing to comply with laws pertaining to the proper treatment of animals. The association was also critical of the government for not managing and supervising the retail giant properly during a press conference held [...]

Lotte Duty Free Bolsters Overseas Biz amid Fierce Competition at Home

Lotte Duty Free Bolsters Overseas Biz amid Fierce Competition at Home

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 duty-free shop Lotte Duty Free is ramping up efforts to expand its presence in the global market in the face of fierce competition at home, industry sources said Wednesday. The duty-free chain, operated by Hotel Lotte Co., opened a new airport outlet in Nha Trang, [...]

More Convenience Stores to Launch Private Label Products

More Convenience Stores to Launch Private Label Products

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean convenience stores are set to launch in-house products as local retailers move to attract more consumers with price competitiveness, industry sources said Tuesday. E-Mart24 Inc., the convenience store arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said it is planning to unveil its own private label product [...]

Huawei Prepares Launch of Nova Lite 2 in S. Korea

Huawei Prepares Launch of Nova Lite 2 in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s smartphone producer Huawei Technologies Co. recently won approval from a South Korean technology certification agency for the Nova Lite 2, industry watchers said Monday, paving the way for the device’s launch here. The Telecommunication Technologies Association (TTA) approved the Nova Lite 2 smartphone, which will become the first [...]

Low Prices Drive Interest in Overseas Direct Purchases

Low Prices Drive Interest in Overseas Direct Purchases

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Cheaper prices are behind the increasing popularity of direct purchases of foreign merchandise from overseas vendors, according to a survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency that queried 1,000 adults over 20 years of age about their shopping habits. Among the respondents, 78.1 percent (multiple answers allowed) said that [...]

E-Mart to Install Electric Car Charging Stations at All Outlets

E-Mart to Install Electric Car Charging Stations at All Outlets

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — The hypermarket giant E-Mart announced today that it is planning to install charging stations for electric car use at all of its outlets nationwide by 2021. The company initiated formal service of nine electronic charging stations in a total of four regions (Sokcho, Gangneung, Geomdan, and Gumi) today. The [...]