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Oxy’s Sales Halve in S. Korea Following Boycott

Oxy’s Sales Halve in S. Korea Following Boycott

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales by Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, the South Korean unit of British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, nearly halved over the past two years in the wake of widespread consumer boycotts, industry sources said Wednesday. Local civic groups launched boycotts as the company sold home humidifier sterilizers using [...]

Korean, Chinese Consumers Join Forces to Boycott APA Hotel

Korean, Chinese Consumers Join Forces to Boycott APA Hotel

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea and China have called for a temporary truce over THAAD woes after controversy erupted when APA Hotel, a Japanese hotel chain, placed history books denying Japan’s wartime sex slavery and the Nanking Massacre at its locations.  “The boycott against APA Hotel was introduced to the Chinese public through [...]

Boycotts Remain Popular in Korea, but Are They Effective?

Boycotts Remain Popular in Korea, but Are They Effective?

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A boycott is perhaps the most effective way for consumers to protest against a company’s malpractice or alleged misconduct.  The practice is also common in Korea, with several big-name companies facing boycotts in recent years.  Oxy Reckitt Benckiser was confronted with nationwide rage for selling deadly humidifier sterilizers that [...]

SMEs Condemn Hyundai Motor’s Labor Strike

SMEs Condemn Hyundai Motor’s Labor Strike

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Members of the joint council for small and medium-sized enterprises, which represents 15 of Korea’s SME societies, gathered for a press conference Wednesday denouncing the prolonged strike by Hyundai Motor’s labor union, and expressing their will to boycott the automaker if the situation continues.  It marked the first time [...]

Oxy Employees Face Mass Layoffs after Consumer Boycott

Oxy Employees Face Mass Layoffs after Consumer Boycott

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, which has been boycotted by many Korean consumers for selling toxic humidifier sterilizers, has dismissed most of its employees at production facilities, blaming financial difficulties. Enraged workers claim that they lost their jobs overnight through no fault of their own. Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, which operates under British [...]