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Japanese Beers Excluded from September Convenience Store Promotions

Japanese Beers Excluded from September Convenience Store Promotions

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The convenience store industry will exclude Japanese beers from promotional events next month in consideration of worsening public sentiment toward Japan. According to retail industry sources on Tuesday, major convenience store chains such as CU, GS25 and 7-Eleven excluded Japanese beers such as Asahi, Sapporo and Kirin Ichiban from [...]

Fat Cans the New Stars of the Beverage Industry

Fat Cans the New Stars of the Beverage Industry

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The beverage industry’s “fat can” trend, are aimed at “heavy users,” is leading to a drop in the popularity of slim cans. With the prolonged economic downturn, cost-effectiveness is becoming an underlying concern for consumers, and more and more are looking at cost over volume. Furthermore, with consumption trends [...]

Retailers Cancel Promotions for Japanese Beer as Boycott Intensifies

Retailers Cancel Promotions for Japanese Beer as Boycott Intensifies

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the widespread boycott following export restrictions imposed by Japan, the large discount store and convenience store industry decided to exclude Japanese products from its import beer discount promotions. Three major retailers – E-Mart, Lotte Mart and Homeplus – have effectively suspended new orders for Japanese beer as a [...]