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One-piece Swimwear and Bikinis to Dominate This Summer

One-piece Swimwear and Bikinis to Dominate This Summer

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Move over rash guard, one-piece swimsuits and surfing suits are here! A very common sight on beaches and at swimming pools in previous years, rash guards are now being snubbed after the resurgence of one-piece swimsuits and bikinis. Surfing suits also saw a rise in sales thanks to an [...]

Sales of Eco-friendly Products Increase After Recycling Crisis

Sales of Eco-friendly Products Increase After Recycling Crisis

SEOUL, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of eco-friendly products spiked after national confusion over recycling last month, data from a leading online mall showed Friday. According to Gmarket, sales of some of the eco-friendly items nearly doubled in the April 5-May 4 period. Purchases of lidded silicone containers, for instance, increased 115 percent during [...]

Lotte Unifies Fashion Businesses, Launches New Apparel Arm

Lotte Unifies Fashion Businesses, Launches New Apparel Arm

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail giant Lotte on Thursday said it has unified the management of its scattered fashion businesses under the group’s apparel affiliate to secure competitiveness in the local fashion industry. Lotte Shopping Co., the operator of the conglomerate’s department store chain, said shareholders of its fashion business unit [...]

Companies Cash In on Success of BTS

Companies Cash In on Success of BTS

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — BTS has developed into a worldwide sensation after topping the Billboard 200 Chart, and companies are rushing in to take full commercial advantage of the Korean boyband’s success. International fans of BTS have been visiting domestic online shopping platforms while concerts showcasing the K-pop stars have been selling out [...]

Conglomerates Cash in on Lucrative Pet Industry

Conglomerates Cash in on Lucrative Pet Industry

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Large Korean conglomerates such as Shinsegae, Lotte and CJ are expanding their offerings in the pet industry by catering to growing market demand. The companies have opened professional pet shops that provide a comprehensive array of products and services, from pet food and grooming services to even lodging for [...]

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

Survey of Tourists’ Top Buys in Airport Duty Free Shops

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Red ginseng was the most popular product among Chinese shoppers at Korea’s airport duty-free shops, according to a survey by Shinsegae Duty Free’s Incheon Airport branch. In addition, Japanese visitors favored dried laver products, while Southeast Asian tourists said they liked “Honey Butter Almond” products the most. According to [...]

Murky Future for Large Shopping Complexes

Murky Future for Large Shopping Complexes

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Construction plans for large shopping complexes have been affected by recent government policies for regulation. Major industry players are anxious as the government hurries to impose the same type of regulations on malls and department stores that were previously placed on large supermarkets. The friction between such large projects [...]