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Senior Care Food Gains Popularity with Aging Population

Senior Care Food Gains Popularity with Aging Population

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Food manufacturers are jumping into the care food business for seniors as customized meal products for seniors are expected to grow in demand alongside an aging population. Pulmuone Foodmerce, the distribution arm of South Korean food producer Pulmuone Co, signed a memorandum of understanding with Aria Care Korea, an [...]

E-mart Riding High on Brisk Demand for Eco-friendly Clothes

E-mart Riding High on Brisk Demand for Eco-friendly Clothes

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing interest in environmental protection, eco-friendly clothes made of recyclable materials are enjoying rising popularity. E-mart Inc., South Korea’s largest hypermarket chain, announced on Wednesday that its in-house clothing brand DAIZ saw first-half sales of recycled clothes rise by 260 percent year on year. “The robust sales growth [...]

Retail Sales Up 4.4 pct in July on Online Sales of Groceries amid Pandemic

Retail Sales Up 4.4 pct in July on Online Sales of Groceries amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail sales in South Korea advanced 4.4 percent in July from a year earlier as online platforms have enjoyed a spike in demand for groceries and home appliances amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Sunday. The combined sales of 26 major offline and online retailers reached 11.46 trillion [...]

GS Retail to Hire Local Residents to Deliver Products

GS Retail to Hire Local Residents to Deliver Products

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A convenience store franchise plans to hire local residents with ample knowledge about the neighborhood to deliver various products. GS Retail Co., an operator of the major convenience store chain GS25, will begin testing its new ‘Neighborhood Delivery’ service, which is open to all applicants without limits to time [...]

Retail Sales Up 4.6 pct in June on Strong Online Demand

Retail Sales Up 4.6 pct in June on Strong Online Demand

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail sales in South Korea expanded 4.6 percent in June from a year earlier despite the new coronavirus pandemic as more people purchased groceries and home appliances through online platforms, data showed Thursday. The combined sales of 26 major offline and online retailers reached 11.14 trillion won (US$9.32 billion) [...]

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

Japanese Tobacco Maker Unaffected by Boycott Movement

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the boycott movement against Japanese products marking its first year after being sparked by Japan’s export restrictions against South Korea, consumption of Japanese cigarettes has remained more or less unaffected. The Korea Customs Service reported that South Korea imported 4,220.6 tons of cigarettes from the Philippines between July [...]