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S. Korean Gov’t to Help Cosmetics Companies Expand Presence in ASEAN Market

S. Korean Gov’t to Help Cosmetics Companies Expand Presence in ASEAN Market

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government will assist local cosmetics makers in expanding their presence in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market, the government said Wednesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will expand education programs for local manufacturers, covering topics such as customs procedures and product registration, [...]

Young Koreans See Hanbok as Substitute for Ready-Made Garments

Young Koreans See Hanbok as Substitute for Ready-Made Garments

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A hanbok expert says a growing number of young South Koreans are choosing to don traditional Korean attire, as many see it as a substitute for ready-made clothes, and the unique design presents a fun experience similar to cosplay. According to Joo Do-gyeong, who studied anthropology at Seoul National University, [...]

S. Korean Retailers Rev Up Efforts to Expand Presence in Middle East

S. Korean Retailers Rev Up Efforts to Expand Presence in Middle East

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean companies are pushing to expand their presence in the Middle Eastern market after suffering backlash from a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing over a U.S. missile defense system here, industry watchers said Friday. Earlier in the day, the Korea Federation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) [...]

Sales of Male Cleansers and Technical Underwear on the Rise

Sales of Male Cleansers and Technical Underwear on the Rise

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of male cleansers and technical underwear are increasing in South Korea. According to recent data from health and beauty store Olive Young, sales of beauty products and technical underwear for male consumers increased by 160 percent during the first three weeks of November compared to the same time [...]

E-Mart to Tap Saudi Arabia with Beauty Specialty Store

E-Mart to Tap Saudi Arabia with Beauty Specialty Store

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount chain operator, said Thursday its beauty brand will open a store in Saudi Arabia next year, as the retailer attempts to expand its presence in the overseas market. The company said it signed an agreement with the Middle Eastern country’s major retail group [...]

S. Korean Fashion Firms Accelerate Restructuring amid Slump

S. Korean Fashion Firms Accelerate Restructuring amid Slump

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fashion companies are accelerating their move to trim unprofitable brands amid a prolonged domestic slump, industry sources said Wednesday. Handsome Corp., the apparel unit of Hyundai Department Store Group, said it is in the process of closing down one of its brands, Mothan. “It is part of [...]

Louis Vuitton Losing Past Luster in S. Korean Market

Louis Vuitton Losing Past Luster in S. Korean Market

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has fallen behind its rivals in the South Korean market, with sales dipping into minus territory this year, industry data showed Monday. Sales at a leading department store for the international fashion house for the January-October period backtracked 5.3 percent. Demand for Louis Vuitton products [...]