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Valentine’s Day Gifts Switching from DIY to Imports

Valentine’s Day Gifts Switching from DIY to Imports

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Valentine’s Day chocolate givers are switching back to buying packaged sweets instead of making their own, according to sales records from a leading online mall on Monday. Auction, an open market internet mall, tracked chocolate sales in the Jan. 25-Feb. 7 period from 2015 to 2019. Results showed that [...]

S. Korea’s Imports of Candies, Chocolates Hit Fresh Record High in 2016

S. Korea’s Imports of Candies, Chocolates Hit Fresh Record High in 2016

SEJONG, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s imports of candies and chocolates reached a fresh record high last year on growing demand for foreign confectioneries, customs data showed Thursday.  A record US$373 million worth of chocolates and candies, or 64,000 tons, were imported last year, up 8.8 percent from a year earlier, according to [...]

Valentine’s Day Rush to Bring Temporary Boon for Business

Valentine’s Day Rush to Bring Temporary Boon for Business

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – With only a week remaining until Valentine’s Day, demand is soaring for restaurants and hotels, and, of course, the traditional chocolates. According to industry watchers, hotels started promoting special overnight packages a while ago, and many have already been sold out.  Among the (luxury) hotel and restaurant options is [...]

Lotte Launches Lactobacillus Chocolate

Lotte Launches Lactobacillus Chocolate

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Confectionery Co., the largest confectionery manufacturer in South Korea, revealed on July 20 two new chocolate products made with lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains obtained from kimchi – the first commercialization of such a product in the food industry. Since the successful launch of a lactobacillus-containing snack called Yo-Hi [...]

Barry Callebaut Selects Descartes to Enhance Global Transportation Management

Barry Callebaut Selects Descartes to Enhance Global Transportation Management

WATERLOO, Ontario, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Barry Callebaut Group, a world leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has selected Descartes’ cloud-based transportation management solution to enhance its global shipping processes, performance, and visibility. “Barry Callebaut operates [...]

Study Claims Eating Chocolate Increases Beauty

Study Claims Eating Chocolate Increases Beauty

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has discovered good news for women who like chocolate. A research team in Seoul, after weeks of scientific investigation, proved that chocolate is highly effective in improving skin elasticity and preventing wrinkles.  Gi Won Yoon, a researcher at Seoul National University’s Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, stated [...]

S. Korea’s Chocolate Imports Hit Record High in 2015

S. Korea’s Chocolate Imports Hit Record High in 2015

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s imports of chocolate edged up on-year to an all-time high in 2015 amid its growing popularity among local consumers, official data showed Sunday. The country imported 31,066 tons of chocolate and chocolate confectionery last year, up 1.3 percent from the previous year and the highest amount ever, [...]

Chocolate Lovers Save with Overseas Direct Purchases

Chocolate Lovers Save with Overseas Direct Purchases

SEOUL, Feb.14 (Korea Bizwire) – On Valentine’s day, a new report shows that foreign brand chocolates are significantly cheaper when bought directly from sellers abroad instead of at Korean stores. The Korea Consumer Agency revealed that if one buys many chocolates within the customs-exempt limit for overseas direct purchases, the total price will be  cheaper [...]