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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 [...]

Softer Soju Makes a Move in the Liquor Market

Softer Soju Makes a Move in the Liquor Market

SEOUL, Dec.2 (Korea Bizwire) – As the trend of low-alcohol soju continues, boosted by the increased popularity of fruit-flavored soju, a product with an alcohol content of only 12 percent has been launched in the market. Lotte announced that it has launched Sunhari Apple, an apple-flavored soju with an ABV of only 12 percent. Considering [...]