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Convenience Store Owners and Franchise Headquarters Divided over 24-hour Operating Rules

Convenience Store Owners and Franchise Headquarters Divided over 24-hour Operating Rules

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — In the midst of the government banning gatherings of more than five people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, convenience store owners and franchise headquarters have conflicting interests when it comes to convenience stores’ 24-hour operating system. Store owners insist that their ‘late night’ operations should be stopped [...]

Convenience Store Employees Struggle with ‘Food Terrorism’, Other Crimes

Convenience Store Employees Struggle with ‘Food Terrorism’, Other Crimes

INCHEON, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – An employee at a convenience store in Incheon recently experienced a ‘food terror attack’ by a customer who visited the store around midnight. After buying milk and a sandwich, the customer started eating them in the corner of the store. Since the government has upgraded the social distancing rule [...]

Consumers Flock to Convenience Stores for Groceries

Consumers Flock to Convenience Stores for Groceries

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Changes in consumer lifestyle following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic are being felt in convenience store sales. 7-Eleven’s transportation card recharge sales between January and December 22 were 48.4 percent lower compared to the previous year. Sales of standard garbage bags, in contrast, were 21.8 percent higher. During [...]

GS25 Begins Robot Delivery Service

GS25 Begins Robot Delivery Service

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based delivery robot made an appearance at a local convenience store. LG Electronics Inc., a major home appliance maker, and GS Retail Co., operator of convenience store chain GS25, introduced the an AI-based delivery robot LG CLOi ServeBot for a test run at a convenience [...]