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Retailers Compete over ‘Chores Services’


SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire)South Korean retailers are competing over new butler services in which they go beyond selling merchandise to do various tasks for customers.

The Hyundai Seoul department store in Yeouido, western Seoul currently runs a ‘Fresh Table’ service that offers free cleaning and preparation of fruits and vegetables.

With the watermelon season in full swing, more than 200 customers are flocking to the ‘Fresh Table’ each day, having to wait at least two hours on weekdays and four hours on weekends.


Discount store chain E-Mart Inc.’s food section has also introduced an ‘Order-made’ service at 30 outlets where customers can have their purchased beef sliced as they want it.

A main branch store of Lotte Department Store in Seoul is offering a free repair service for luxury shoes for 10 customers on a first-come, first-serve basis every day from June 9 to 30.

As of June 23, more than 2,000 customers had taken advantage of the free shoe repair service.

Image Credit: Hyundai Department Store Co. / E-Mart Inc. /

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