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Alcohol-free, Sugar-free Drinks Gaining Popularity

Alcohol-free, Sugar-free Drinks Gaining Popularity

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-alcoholic and sugar-free zero-calorie drinks are gaining popularity in the liquor market as the pursuit of the so-called “healthy pleasure” lifestyle, in which people stay healthy by doing what they like, is becoming a new trend. Hite Jinro Co.’s alcohol-free Hite Zero 0.00 beer reached sales of 100 million [...]

SK, Maeil Dairies Join Hands with U.S. Startup for Alternative Dairy Biz

SK, Maeil Dairies Join Hands with U.S. Startup for Alternative Dairy Biz

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Inc. said Thursday it has joined hands with a major local dairy producer and a U.S. startup to merchandise alternative dairy products, such as plant-based milk and cheese, in its drive for sustainable food business. The memorandum of understanding signed with Maeil Dairies Co. and Perfect Day, a [...]

Pernod Ricard Korea Launches New Royal Salute amid Growing Whisky Market in S. Korea

Pernod Ricard Korea Launches New Royal Salute amid Growing Whisky Market in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Pernod Ricard Korea Co. sees great potential in South Korea’s high-end whisky market and hopes to strengthen its market presence in the segment, the company’s president said Thursday. “We have seen a massive rebound in international whisky in Korea. Even in the past few years experiencing COVID-19, we saw [...]

Convenience Store Chains Take Initiative to Safeguard Public

Convenience Store Chains Take Initiative to Safeguard Public

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The convenience store industry is striving to play a greater role in public safety amid growing public interest in the response to emergency situations after the Itaewon disaster. CU recently signed a memorandum of understanding with security service provider S-1 Corp. to establish emergency medical equipment-related public services. Under [...]

CJ Onstyle Partners with Google for Live Commerce Content on YouTube

CJ Onstyle Partners with Google for Live Commerce Content on YouTube

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ Onstyle, a home shopping unit of South Korean food and entertainment giant CJ Group, announced that it had recently formed a partnership with Google Inc. to start supplying live commerce content on YouTube. The move is a part of the company’s efforts to expand its viewer base towards [...]

Department Stores and Supermarkets Report Mixed Results Despite Increase in Outdoor Activities

Department Stores and Supermarkets Report Mixed Results Despite Increase in Outdoor Activities

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Department stores have reported strong sales thanks to the increase in outdoor activities resulting from the lifting of social distancing rules, but smaller stores have seen their sales stagnate. The nation’s retail sales amounted to 408.4 trillion won in the January to September period of this year, up 7.4 [...]

KT&G to Add New Heat-not-burn Products in S. Korea

KT&G to Add New Heat-not-burn Products in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — KT&G Corp., South Korea’s dominant tobacco company, said Wednesday it will add all-new heat-not-burn products in the domestic market to diversify its cigarette-focused lineup. KT&G will release the lil ABLE heat-not-burn, or smokeless tobacco products, and its premium version lil ABLE PREMIUM initially for local customers on Nov. 16, [...]

Convenience Store Chains Trial High-tech Services

Convenience Store Chains Trial High-tech Services

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s convenience store chains are testing a variety of technologies, running some fully unmanned stores and hybrid (unmanned night operations) stores in a smart store format. A good example of this is CU’s artificial intelligence (AI) face recognition kiosk. Once users register their face and customer information at [...]

Food Company Daesang Forms Joint Venture in Poland to Expand Kimchi in Europe

Food Company Daesang Forms Joint Venture in Poland to Expand Kimchi in Europe

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Food company Daesang Corp. said Monday it has formed a joint venture with a Polish fermented food maker as the South Korean maker tries to expand the traditional fermented vegetable dish globally. Daesang said it has agreed on a 76-24 joint venture called “Daesang ChPN Europe” with Charsznickie Pola [...]