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More Hypermarkets Adopt Cashierless Checkout Counters in S. Korea

More Hypermarkets Adopt Cashierless Checkout Counters in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean discount store chain operators said Thursday that they have increased their numbers of cashierless counters in an apparent move to cut costs and queuing times. E-Mart Inc., the country’s largest big-box chain operator, first adopted the system in January and said the number of stores with unmanned [...]

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]

Oil Giants Team Up for Delivery Service

Oil Giants Team Up for Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Energy and GS Caltex are joining hands to create a parcel delivery service utilizing the two companies’ existing network of gas stations. In addition to the collaboration, the joint venture has new meaning, experts say, because of the willingness by SK and GS to share key corporate infrastructure [...]