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Getting a Part-time Convenience Store Job Almost Impossible

Getting a Part-time Convenience Store Job Almost Impossible

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — According to convenience store industry watchers on Sunday, it has become almost impossible to find part-time work at convenience stores due to the increase in the minimum wage this year. With sales declining due to a sluggish economy and excessive competition, convenience store owners are having trouble paying part-time [...]

S. Korean Convenience Store Offers Shopping Bag Rental Service

S. Korean Convenience Store Offers Shopping Bag Rental Service

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — CU, a South Korean convenience store chain by BGF Retail, has launched a rental service for shopping bags. Now, instead of using plastic bags, customers can rent a large shopping bag for 500 won (US$0.45). Customers can get their money back by returning the bags to any CU store. [...]

Emart24 Offers ‘Good Taste’ Guarantee

Emart24 Offers ‘Good Taste’ Guarantee

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Emart24, Shinsegae Group’s convenience store chain, is offering a one-month food guarantee service in December that offers customers a full refund if a food product tastes bad, as it plans to attract new customers and stimulate franchise activities. All refund costs will be paid by Emart24. The food guarantee [...]

7-Eleven Tops List of Complaints Filed with Mediation Agency

7-Eleven Tops List of Complaints Filed with Mediation Agency

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The convenience store giant 7-Eleven was found to have the greatest number of official disputes between its main office and franchise stores. According to parliamentary audit files submitted to Rep. Cho Bae-sook of the Party for Democracy and Peace, there were 498 dispute cases regarding convenience stores filed at [...]

Amid Growing Popularity, CVSs Increasing Number of Outlets That Sell Instant Coffee

Amid Growing Popularity, CVSs Increasing Number of Outlets That Sell Instant Coffee

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s convenience store (CVS) chains are increasing the number of outlets selling instant brewed coffee amid growing popularity of the cheap beverage, industry sources said Thursday. South Korea’s largest convenience store chain, CU, said it will raise the number to more than 12,000, from the current 8,000, by [...]