consumers Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Green Initiatives Prioritize Environment over Consumer Convenience

Green Initiatives Prioritize Environment over Consumer Convenience

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A series of criticisms has been raised that what the government or private companies pushed for with the aim of protecting the environment ignored consumer convenience and reality. Recently, a Starbucks customer shared on social media the inconvenience felt while eating pudding purchased at one of the coffee giant’s [...]

Handmade Products All the Rage as Personal Tastes Change

Handmade Products All the Rage as Personal Tastes Change

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of consumption trends that value personal taste, interest in custom-made products, or so-called handmade products, is growing. According to a survey of 1,000 men and women aged between 16 and 64 conducted by market researcher Embrain Trend Monitor, many consumers showed a willingness to wait longer [...]

Untact Service Suddenly Popular with 40-somethings

Untact Service Suddenly Popular with 40-somethings

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has found that “Untact” service, which helps users minimize contact with people and provides services with limited human interaction, increased sharply for customers in their 40s. Hyundai Card, a credit card service provider, unveiled Wednesday the results of its analysis of data on the use of [...]

Coffee Goes Beyond Taste to Meet Functional Needs of Consumers

Coffee Goes Beyond Taste to Meet Functional Needs of Consumers

DAEJEON, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Coffee has become more than just a drink, an important part of everyday life for South Koreans. Now, coffee comes in various shapes and sizes, including cups, cans, coffee mixes, and instant coffee. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), 543 patents applied for in the past five [...]

Are Consumers More Concerned with Cost-effectiveness?

Are Consumers More Concerned with Cost-effectiveness?

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of cosmetics and clothes purchased with credit cards continues to decline. The decrease in spending has been seen by some as a clear sign that consumers are weighing the cost-effectiveness of their options when making purchasing decisions. According to the Bank of Korea on Tuesday, credit card [...]

Popularity of Imported Fruits Skyrockets

Popularity of Imported Fruits Skyrockets

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — This winter, demand for imported fruits is increasing as domestic fruit produced in the winter is limited to produce such as tangerines and strawberries. According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp., grapes are particularly popular this year. Grape imports stalled in 2016 after reaching a peak in [...]