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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 [...]

Alcohol Sales Jump since October on Changing Social Mood

Alcohol Sales Jump since October on Changing Social Mood

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of alcoholic beverages have shown an unusual increase since October, a leading retailer said Wednesday, possibly from more people drinking at home after an anti-corruption law took effect.  According to E-Mart, whiskey sales during the Oct. 1-Nov. 21 period rose 11.7 percent compared with the same period last [...]

Anti-Graft Law Gives Rise to Home-Drinking Trend

Anti-Graft Law Gives Rise to Home-Drinking Trend

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The new anti-graft law has given rise to yet another consumption trend in Korean society, this time with “Yangju” or foreign hard liquor such as whiskey, brandy, or rum. These types of beverages, which in the past would usually have been consumed at entertainment establishments, are now becoming increasingly [...]

Seoul to Codify Int’l Safety Standard for Makgeolli

Seoul to Codify Int’l Safety Standard for Makgeolli

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to submit a draft on the international food standard for makgeolli, as part of its efforts to export the indigenous traditional rice wine overseas, the agricultural ministry said Wednesday.  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will officially submit a plan to codify safety [...]