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Gov’t Allows Hydrogen Stations to Open Convenience Stores

Gov’t Allows Hydrogen Stations to Open Convenience Stores

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Hydrogen filling stations will now be able to open convenience stores or cafes similarly to gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stations. The government decided upon 35 measures to resolve various issues faced by newly emerging industries at a meeting on Wednesday. Previously, local authorities failed to approve convenience [...]

Convenience Stores More Profitable than Large Supermarkets in 2019

Convenience Stores More Profitable than Large Supermarkets in 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The slump in fortunes at large discount stores is continuing and the growth of convenience stores is accelerating in line with social changes, including an increase in the number of single-person households and the rising popularity of online shopping. Amid such circumstances, convenience store chains made more money than [...]

Competition for Convenience Store Delivery on the Rise

Competition for Convenience Store Delivery on the Rise

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition over delivery services in the convenience store industry is heating up. Convenience store chain GS25 recently launched delivery services at seven stores in Seoul in partnership with food delivery service Coupang Eats operated by e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. First of all, the company plans to implement delivery services [...]

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores are rising as a new platform where food products spotlighted on social media or television programs make their first debut. CU, a major convenience store chain, showcased its Kielbasa Platter that comes with a Polish Kielbasa sausage that recently went viral on social media. The dish gained [...]

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 [...]