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Demand Soars for Premium Convenience Store Ice Cream

Demand Soars for Premium Convenience Store Ice Cream

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The recent trend of value consumption, which stresses the importance of emotional satisfaction, is widely spreading and penetrating the convenience store ice cream market. According to convenience store chain 7-Eleven, the portion of high-end products in its overall sales of ice cream stood at 23.6 percent this year. The [...]

Convenience Store Products a ‘Big Hit’ Only if Popular with Women in Their 20s

Convenience Store Products a ‘Big Hit’ Only if Popular with Women in Their 20s

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — What would be the best-selling instant noodles at convenience store chain GS25? It is easy to think of Shin Ramyun, or Jin Ramyun, both popular options. But the answer is Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen, Samyang Foods Co.’s top-selling noodle product among 107 instant noodle offerings. There is one thing [...]

GS25 Launches ‘Half-priced Parcel Service’, Offering 4-day Delivery and Big Shipping Discount

GS25 Launches ‘Half-priced Parcel Service’, Offering 4-day Delivery and Big Shipping Discount

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — GS25, a major convenience store chain operated by GS Retail Co. introduced on Monday a new “half-priced” delivery service, and promising discounts of up to 65 percent compared to conventional convenience store parcel delivery services. The half-priced delivery service is a parcel delivery service through which customers apply for [...]

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 [...]