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Air Busan to Set Up System to Prevent Working Under Influence

Air Busan to Set Up System to Prevent Working Under Influence

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Air Busan Co., a South Korean low-cost carrier, said Monday it will enhance its operating system to prevent employees from working under the influence of alcohol this year. Pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance managers and mechanics will be checked for alcohol levels before they report to work, the company [...]

Heavy Social and Economic Costs from South Korea’s Drinking Problem

Heavy Social and Economic Costs from South Korea’s Drinking Problem

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that 13 South Koreans die on average per day due to alcohol-related circumstances. In addition, such high levels of alcohol consumption are costing society nearly 1 trillion won every year. Alcohol, along with cigarette ingredients arsenic and cadmium, are considered highly carcinogenic and addictive. [...]

South Korea’s Wild Drinking Culture Shifts amid Declining Alcohol Consumption

South Korea’s Wild Drinking Culture Shifts amid Declining Alcohol Consumption

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A slow but noticeable change is coming to South Korea’s once fierce and often authoritative drinking culture.  Whiskey sales have struggled with negative growth for eight consecutive years, plummeting from 2.84 million crates (18 500-mililiter bottles) in 2008 to 1.67 million in 2016, while HiteJinro, a major distiller here, [...]

Beer Sales on Rise as Consumers Opt for Light Drinking

Beer Sales on Rise as Consumers Opt for Light Drinking

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of beer in South Korea are posting robust growth this year, largely backed by strong demand for imported beers, as consumers prefer to have light drinks over a meal instead of heavy liquor, industry sources said Tuesday.  According to data by E-Mart, the country’s largest discount outlet chain [...]

Korean College Students Drink Alcohol for Wrong Reasons

Korean College Students Drink Alcohol for Wrong Reasons

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Collegians who are depressed or stressed out try to find solace in drinking, which exacerbates their mental conditions and perpetuates a cycle of deterioration, a study said Thursday, indicating a different perspective is needed to solve campus drinking problems.  The latest health and social welfare review from the Korea [...]

Convenience Stores Become Biggest Seller of Alcohol Drinks

Convenience Stores Become Biggest Seller of Alcohol Drinks

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Convenience stores have become the largest market for selling alcohol drinks, a market report showed Wednesday, apparently due to more people choosing to drink alone or with their families. The retail index provided by information analysis firm Nielsen Korea said convenience stores ousted discount chains to become the biggest [...]