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Korean Firms to Use Gas Stations as Logistics Hubs

Korean Firms to Use Gas Stations as Logistics Hubs

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With the expansion of the ‘quick commerce market’, which offers guaranteed delivery within an hour, South Korean firms are employing gas stations as warehouses and logistics hubs. It has become a new alignment of interest between the quick commerce industry that needs logistics hubs in the heart of the [...]

Convenience Stores to Allow Customers to Buy Electronic Goods with Relief Funds

Convenience Stores to Allow Customers to Buy Electronic Goods with Relief Funds

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience store chains are competing to entice customers to spend their emergency relief funds, which the government started distributing on Monday. Stores began to come up with various marketing strategies that allow customers to purchase various electronic devices such as wireless earphones or smartwatches with the relief funds. GS25 [...]

Fully Automated Smart Store Opens in Seoul

Fully Automated Smart Store Opens in Seoul

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A fully automated smart store opened in Seoul on Wednesday. South Korean convenience store franchise E-Mart 24, jointly with Shinsegae I&C, set up a smart store in shopping complex Starfield COEX, located in a heavily populated area unlike other stores with automatic payment systems. Customers can type in a [...]

Bottled Water Market Thriving as Koreans Stay Home

Bottled Water Market Thriving as Koreans Stay Home

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bottled mineral water market is enjoying a boom thanks to an increase in household demand on the back of the prolonged ‘stay-at-home’ trend resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first half sales of Jeju Samdasoo, a brand of mineral water produced by Jeju Province Development Corp. (JPDC), [...]

Large Discount Stores Emerge as Main Sales Outlets for Imported Wine

Large Discount Stores Emerge as Main Sales Outlets for Imported Wine

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Large discount stores have emerged as the main outlets for consumers to buy imported wine, a consumer watchdog said Tuesday. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) of 1,000 local consumers who had purchased imported wine in the past year, Chilean wines accounted for the [...]