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New Social Media Account a Boon for Convenience Stores

New Social Media Account a Boon for Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A “Convenience Store-gram” account, a newly coined phrase combining convenience store and Instagram, appeared on social media recently. It is an account where consumers post reviews and photos of convenience store products. On top of this, the account has had a huge ripple effect on social media with a [...]

More Convenience Stores to Suspend Sales of Liquid E-cigarettes Following Gov’t Warning

More Convenience Stores to Suspend Sales of Liquid E-cigarettes Following Gov’t Warning

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — More convenience stores in South Korea are suspending sales of liquid type e-cigarettes following a government warning for people not to use such vaping products due to serious health risks. Convenience store chains Emart24 and 7-Eleven announced Saturday they will halt sales of three flavored liquid e-cigarettes made by [...]

Hawaii Convenience Stores Selling Topokki Snacks

Hawaii Convenience Stores Selling Topokki Snacks

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores are not just bringing in foreign products, but they are also exporting offerings from their own brands. GS Retail Co., a major South Korean retailer, has joined hands with Taiwanese trading firm Tait Marketing & Distribution Co. to actively export items from the private-label brand (PB) brand [...]

Ovulation Test Now Available at Convenience Stores

Ovulation Test Now Available at Convenience Stores

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the near future, ovulation tests will be available at convenience stores, just like pregnancy test machines. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) reported on Sunday that it had announced a partial revision of the “Regulations on Medical Device Authorization, Reporting, and Review,” which exempts ovulation test [...]

Convenience Store Operators Agree to Avoid Excessive Competition

Convenience Store Operators Agree to Avoid Excessive Competition

SEJONG, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean convenience store operators agreed Tuesday not to engage in cut-throat competition in the latest move to better protect struggling franchisees. A key centerpiece of the voluntary deal calls for CU, GS25 and Seven-Eleven and three other convenience store brands to decide “carefully” over whether to open a [...]

Mobile Payments at Convenience Stores Spike This Year

Mobile Payments at Convenience Stores Spike This Year

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Mobile payments at South Korean convenience stores have more than doubled this year thanks to the greater use of smartphones and the expansion of mobile settlement services, a market player said Tuesday. South Korea’s top convenience store chain CU said the number of so-called easy mobile payments at its [...]

Convenience Stores Popular Attractions for Chinese Tourists

Convenience Stores Popular Attractions for Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — For Chinese tourists visiting South Korea, there are must-haves that they need to buy at South Korea’s omnipresent convenience stores. CU, a major convenience store franchise, said Chinese tourists bought Binggrae Co.’s Banana-flavored Milk the most, followed by Crami Crab Sticks, Nongshim Co.’s Shin Ramyun Black Cup Noodles, herbal [...]

Convenience Stores Play Role of “Eatery” and “Pharmacy” During Major Holidays

Convenience Stores Play Role of “Eatery” and “Pharmacy” During Major Holidays

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores situated in the nation’s leading industrial complexes were found to be playing the dual role of restaurant and drugstore during the nation’s major holidays, providing food and medicine to those unable to return to their hometowns. The National Convenience Store Association announced today that the sales ratio [...]

Women Prefer Bottled Drinks, Men Prefer Smaller Canned Drinks: Survey

Women Prefer Bottled Drinks, Men Prefer Smaller Canned Drinks: Survey

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The previous world record for the greatest number of people simultaneously performing the ice A new survey has found that women are more likely to purchase larger-sized beverages than men at convenience stores. According to an analysis conducted by GS Retail, the operator of the convenience store chain GS [...]