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BEANPOLE Eyes Global Expansion Through Brand Renewal

BEANPOLE Eyes Global Expansion Through Brand Renewal

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung C&T Corp., a construction and fashion unit of Samsung Group, said Tuesday that it aims to accelerate the global expansion of its fashion brand BEANPOLE through renewal efforts. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, BEANPOLE announced its renewal move to rebrand as a “heritage” brand that embraces South Korea’s unique [...]

Samsung SDS Seeks to Expand Portfolio, Cut Reliance on Sister Firms

Samsung SDS Seeks to Expand Portfolio, Cut Reliance on Sister Firms

CHUNCHEON, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung SDS Co., an IT system affiliate of South Korea’s top conglomerate, will expand global partnerships to diversify its business portfolio and reduce its heavy reliance on sister companies, its chief executive has said. Hong Won-pyo, CEO of the IT subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., said his company has [...]

Energy-focused SK Group to Invest $10 bln in U.S. over 3 yrs

Energy-focused SK Group to Invest $10 bln in U.S. over 3 yrs

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Group, an energy-to-telecom focused conglomerate, plans to invest US$10 billion over the next three years in the United States, the group’s chief has said, as it seeks to expand its presence in the world’s largest economy. SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won made the remarks during a corporate event [...]

LG Display to Streamline LCD Biz amid Snowballing Losses

LG Display to Streamline LCD Biz amid Snowballing Losses

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Display Co. said Tuesday it will begin a voluntary retirement program as part of cost-cutting efforts amid mounting losses from its liquid crystal display (LCD) business. The display making unit of LG Electronics Inc. said it will accept early retirement from manufacturing employees who have worked over five [...]

LG Eyes Fast-Growing Built-in Home Appliance Market

LG Eyes Fast-Growing Built-in Home Appliance Market

BERLIN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. is ramping up investment to expand businesses in the built-in home appliance market to capitalize on the fast growing segment, its president said on Sunday. Song Dae-hyun, the head of LG’s home appliance and air solution division, said the company aims to become a “top-tier” player [...]

S. Korean Food Companies Aim for U.S. Market

S. Korean Food Companies Aim for U.S. Market

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean food companies struggling with tepid domestic demand are turning their eyes to the U.S. for a breakthrough. As more Americans are taking an interest in Korean food, an increasing number of South Korean companies are beginning to see potential in the American market, many of which have [...]

Shopping Malls Fight for Survival amid Severe Crisis

Shopping Malls Fight for Survival amid Severe Crisis

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Shopping malls are scrambling to overcome what is seen as one of the worst crises that they have ever faced. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to outlive the crisis, including selling off real estate and repurchasing shares. Lotte Corp. purchased 200,000 shares of Lotte Shopping Co., one [...]