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Costco No Longer Provides Free Chopped Onions at its Food Courts

Costco No Longer Provides Free Chopped Onions at its Food Courts

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean unit of U.S. retail giant Costco Wholesale Corp. has stopped providing free diced onions at its food courts. Online commentary has suggested that the move is a natural consequence of overindulgence on the part of Korean consumers, and that Costco customers had it coming for stealing [...]

Warehouse Clubs Record Impressive Growth amid Economic Hardships

Warehouse Clubs Record Impressive Growth amid Economic Hardships

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Warehouse clubs that sell a wide variety of merchandise in large quantities were not the most popular shopping destinations for consumers 10 to 15 years ago.  Despite discounted prices, the idea of shopping at a place reminiscent of a massive storage facility didn’t quite come across as a pleasing [...]

Fast Food is Healthier in 2015 Due to Consumers’ Taste

Fast Food is Healthier in 2015 Due to Consumers’ Taste

SEOUL, Dec.31 (Korea Bizwire) –The year of 2015 saw the most changes in food policies among key global food companies, according to NPR, the public broadcasting station in American media. First of all, fast food chains have switched their menu items to use organic ingredients. McDonalds announced that they will gradually eliminate the use of [...]

Will Costco’s Online Store Change Grocery Landscape?

Will Costco’s Online Store Change Grocery Landscape?

SEOUL, Nov.11 (Korea Bizwire) – The American membership-only warehouse club ‘Costco Wholesale Korea’ opened its online shopping mall (www.costco.co.kr) on November 10. It is the first among the Asian countries Costco has entered, and the fifth online shopping site after the U.S., England, Canada and Mexico. Customers that are Costco members who register online can [...]