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Consumers Pick Label Removal as Most Difficult Part of Throwing Away Plastic Bottles

Consumers Pick Label Removal as Most Difficult Part of Throwing Away Plastic Bottles

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — With the introduction of a new policy that obliges citizens to throw away colorless, transparent plastic bottles only after removing all non-plastic materials from them, a recent study showed that citizens are most frustrated with the label removal process. The Korea Consumer Agency conducted a survey of 1,000 consumers [...]

Koreans Increasingly Rely on Homewear, Home Cooking and Convenience Stores in Pandemic Era

Koreans Increasingly Rely on Homewear, Home Cooking and Convenience Stores in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As people continue to stay indoors in the pandemic era, South Koreans have increasingly become used to so-called homewear, home cooking and going to convenience stores near home. Shinhan Card Co., a major credit card company, compared the monthly usage of cards in early 2019, prior to the pandemic [...]

Korean Consumers Open to Buying Eco-friendly Products Even if They are More Expensive

Korean Consumers Open to Buying Eco-friendly Products Even if They are More Expensive

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Three out of ten South Korean consumers take a company’s record on the environment into consideration when making purchasing decisions. KB Financial Group Inc., a major South Korean banking group, conducted a survey of 1,000 credit card users, 31.6 percent of whom said that their purchasing decisions were influenced [...]

Large Discount Stores Emerge as Main Sales Outlets for Imported Wine

Large Discount Stores Emerge as Main Sales Outlets for Imported Wine

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Large discount stores have emerged as the main outlets for consumers to buy imported wine, a consumer watchdog said Tuesday. According to a survey conducted by the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) of 1,000 local consumers who had purchased imported wine in the past year, Chilean wines accounted for the [...]

Generation Z Takes Interest in Online Transactions for Sneakers and Celebrity Goods

Generation Z Takes Interest in Online Transactions for Sneakers and Celebrity Goods

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Members of Generation Z, born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, were found to have a deep interest in second-hand sales of limited edition sneakers and K-pop goods through online platforms, a consumer watchdog said Wednesday. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) analyzed artificial intelligence-focused firm VAIV Company Inc.’s 2018 [...]