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Online Sales of Cosmetics Products to Reach 10 Trillion Won This Year

Online Sales of Cosmetics Products to Reach 10 Trillion Won This Year

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Online transactions of cosmetics are expanding as the entire distribution industry is increasingly leaning towards online platforms in South Korea. Statistics Korea and the cosmetics industry reported that online transactions of cosmetics products reached 6.6 trillion won (US$5.6 billion) between January and July, up 20 percent since last year. Cosmetics sales [...]

K-beauty Brands Star at Sephoria

K-beauty Brands Star at Sephoria

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean brands cosmetics showed off their peak popularity at the beauty fair “Sephoria,” which was held by Sephora, the world’s largest cosmetics select shop. AmorePacific Corp. was the only Korean company to participate in this year’s two-day event held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles on [...]

K-beauty Brands Tap Into European Market

K-beauty Brands Tap Into European Market

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), jointly with other South Korean government agencies, held a K-beauty promotion event in Belgium on Friday. The event, titled ‘K-Beauty in Belgium’, took place to promote the South Korean cosmetics industry in the European market. Nature Republic Co. and 11 other South Korean [...]

One-brand Cosmetics Shops Struggle to Survive Amid Economic Downturn

One-brand Cosmetics Shops Struggle to Survive Amid Economic Downturn

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Cosmetics shops in South Korea that have been leading the K-beauty industry over the last 15 years are facing a harsh financial reckoning due to excessive competition and plunging Chinese demand. Cosmetics shops, after reaching a market size of 2.8 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) in 2016, have been on [...]

Retail Shops Suffer as Cosmetics Industry Begins Transformation

Retail Shops Suffer as Cosmetics Industry Begins Transformation

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail cosmetics shops that have been the drivers of the ‘K-Beauty’ industry for the past 15 years are facing a crisis, exposing their limitations. The cosmetics industry is undergoing a series of transformations due to decreased demand from China and a change in distribution structure resulting from stagnant domestic [...]

Tourists in Seoul Turn to Clothing Instead of Cosmetics

Tourists in Seoul Turn to Clothing Instead of Cosmetics

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourists visiting Seoul are buying more fashion products than last year, according to a recent survey. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization announced on Sunday that compared to last year, tourists in Seoul purchased fewer cosmetics and more fashion products. Querying 1,500 tourists who visited South [...]

Cosmetics Store Managers Push for Coexistence amid Fierce Competition

Cosmetics Store Managers Push for Coexistence amid Fierce Competition

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Managers of brick and mortar cosmetics shops are taking to the streets amid cutthroat competition with online stores. Some twenty managers staged a rally in front of the LG office building in Gwanghwamun on Thursday, complaining that online price competition is making their business intolerably difficult. “We want to [...]