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Tumbler Sales at Cafe Franchises Soar amid Plastic-free Movement

Tumbler Sales at Cafe Franchises Soar amid Plastic-free Movement

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of tumblers at local coffee franchises surged last month amid the government’s push to reduce the use of plastic cups and straws to protect the environment. Since last month, the government has been clamping down on coffee shops that provide drinks in disposable cups without first asking customers. [...]

Selling Coffee Banned at Schools from Sept. 14

Selling Coffee Banned at Schools from Sept. 14

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Selling coffee will be completely banned at elementary, middle and high schools starting mid-September, the food ministry said Tuesday. The ban will become effective as of Sept. 14 following a law revision, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Foods and beverages with high levels of caffeine [...]

Starbucks Coffee Korea Slapped with 10mln-Won Fine

Starbucks Coffee Korea Slapped with 10mln-Won Fine

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s communications regulator has slapped a 10 million-won (US$9,000) fine on Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. for breaching personal information of hundreds of its customers, an official said Wednesday. The Korea Communications Commission said IDs, nicknames and mobile phone numbers of 537 people were disclosed due to a technical [...]

Government Bans Coffee Products from Schools

Government Bans Coffee Products from Schools

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in mid-September, the sale of coffee products will be banned from all schools in the nation. According to the Ministry of Food and Safety, the special revised law pertaining to food safety for children will come into effect on September 14. According to the newly revised law, coffee [...]

The FNC Receives Important Sustainability and Quality Awards from the Coffee Industry

The FNC Receives Important Sustainability and Quality Awards from the Coffee Industry

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — In recent weeks, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) has received important sustainability and quality awards from key players in the global coffee industry such as Rainforest Alliance, the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Last week, on May 9, the FNC received one [...]

Starbucks Posts Record Operating Profit in Korea in 2017: Sources

Starbucks Posts Record Operating Profit in Korea in 2017: Sources

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea posted a record operating profit last year amid growing popularity of the U.S. coffeehouse chain here, industry sources said Thursday. The 50-50 joint venture between retail conglomerate Shinsegae and the U.S. coffee giant posted 114.4 billion won (US$107 million) in operating profit on 1.2 trillion won [...]