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Convenience Stores Set New Wine Sales Record

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SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire)Aggregate wine sales at major convenience store chains this year thus far have already surpassed last year’s records.

GS25 reported that its wine sales this year as of August 26 had already exceeded last year’s total by 4.7 percent.

CU reported that its sales were already 16.4 percent higher than last year. By sales volume, last year’s record has already been exceeded by a whopping 27.4 percent.


7-Eleven’s sales and sales volume for wine also exceeded last year’s records by 35 percent.

The surge in wine sales is believed to be the result of convenience stores targeting so-called ‘home drinkers.’

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