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Pet Insurance Policies Coming to Convenience Stores

Pet Insurance Policies Coming to Convenience Stores

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s leading insurance company and a convenience store franchise are teaming up to promote pet insurance policies at convenience stores and in non-face-to-face transactions, commonly referred to as ‘untact’ transactions in South Korea. BGF Retail, operator of convenience franchise CU, announced Tuesday that it will introduce a pet [...]

SK Energy Introduces Integrated Platform for Car Refueling and Management

SK Energy Introduces Integrated Platform for Car Refueling and Management

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Energy Co., South Korea’s leading oil refinery and gas station operator, introduced Muffin, a newly developed integrated automobile management platform on Monday. Users can pre-register their license plate number, fueling patterns (type of fuel, amount, and price), and means of payment on the Muffin app to enable fuel [...]

Department Stores to Hold Eco-friendly Sales Promotion to Celebrate World Environment Day

Department Stores to Hold Eco-friendly Sales Promotion to Celebrate World Environment Day

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Major department stores are launching an eco-friendly campaign to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5), selling a variety of fashion goods made from textile wastes. Hyundai Department Store will hold a special promotion of eco-friendly upcycling brands on its official online shopping mall, thehyundai.com, until June 11. Upcycling refers [...]

Food Producers Double Down on Salad, Target Health Conscious Consumers

Food Producers Double Down on Salad, Target Health Conscious Consumers

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Food producers are opening restaurants specializing in salad and vegetable dishes or introducing various salad products tailored to meet different tastes as they prepare for the incoming ‘well-being’ wave. South Korea’s food and beverage giant SPC Group opened its fourth location of Pig in the Garden, a salad brand [...]

Coronavirus Boosts Popularity of S. Korean Products Overseas

Coronavirus Boosts Popularity of S. Korean Products Overseas

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea gaining attention as a model for fighting the coronavirus, the country’s exports of eco-friendly home appliances, pharmaceuticals, sanitation products, and health supplements are rising. As for home appliances, exports of air purifiers and bidets between January and March were 178.5 percent and 117 percent higher than [...]