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Convenience Store Chains Double Down on Specialty Stores

Convenience Store Chains Double Down on Specialty Stores

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean convenience store chains are placing a bigger focus on developing specialty stores aimed at attracting more customers by providing them with distinguished and special consumption experiences. GS25, for instance, currently operates four types of flagship stores, including café-type stores, liquor-centered stores and finance-specialized stores. The liquor-centered store [...]

COVID-19 Quarantine Policy Influences Popular Items at Convenience Stores

COVID-19 Quarantine Policy Influences Popular Items at Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The changes in government policy against COVID-19 have influenced consumption patterns. Sales of hangover helpers and travel kits rose by 28.4 percent and 22.6 percent, respectively, in November of last year, following the introduction of the government’s ‘With Corona’ policy, according to the convenience store chain CU. In contrast, [...]

Fully Automated Emart24 Convenience Store Detects Emergencies

Fully Automated Emart24 Convenience Store Detects Emergencies

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience store chain Emart24 said Wednesday that it has introduced an emergency detection system and cigarette vending machines at its fully automated Smart Coex store in southern Seoul to maximize security and convenience. The emergency detection system is capable of detecting various emergencies including customers collapsing or property damage [...]

7-Eleven Introduces Autonomous Short-range Outdoor Delivery Robot

7-Eleven Introduces Autonomous Short-range Outdoor Delivery Robot

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience store chain 7-Eleven said Monday that it will begin test driving ‘Neubie’, an autonomous, short-range delivery robot, at a store in Seoul’s Seocho district. The robot, equipped with a camera-based autonomous driving system, demonstrates outstanding performance in maneuvering in urban areas and is capable of delivery under various [...]

Majid Al Futtaim Launches AI Powered Carrefour City+; The Region’s First Check-Out Free Store

Majid Al Futtaim Launches AI Powered Carrefour City+; The Region’s First Check-Out Free Store

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Majid Al Futtaim – the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – is setting new precedents for retail with the launch of the region’s first check-out free store, Carrefour City+. Opened today in Mall of the Emirates, [...]