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Early Summer Heat Boosts Popularity of Ice Cups


SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire)With the summer heat sweeping across Korea more than 10 days earlier than last year, convenience stores are seeing demand for ice cube cups soar.

Convenience store chain CU reported that ice sales between July 14 and 20, including ice cups and ice bags, jumped by a factor of 1.5.


When the temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius on July 17, more than 1 million ice cups were sold across the nation, setting a new record.

There is also rising demand for bigger ice cups. CU’s ‘Venti Ice Cup,’ a large-sized ice cup released in March, jumped from 10 percent to 21.4 percent in proportion to total ice cup sales by July 19 and 20.

Image Credit: CU / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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