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Convenience Store Chain CU Opens 1st Outlet in Malaysia

Convenience Store Chain CU Opens 1st Outlet in Malaysia

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — CU has opened its first outlet in Malaysia as part of its overseas push, the operator of South Korea’s top convenience store chain said Thursday. The 165-square-meter outlet started operations at a shopping mall in a middle-class neighborhood in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, according to BGF Retail [...]

Pet Insurance Policies Coming to Convenience Stores

Pet Insurance Policies Coming to Convenience Stores

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s leading insurance company and a convenience store franchise are teaming up to promote pet insurance policies at convenience stores and in non-face-to-face transactions, commonly referred to as ‘untact’ transactions in South Korea. BGF Retail, operator of convenience franchise CU, announced Tuesday that it will introduce a pet [...]

S. Korean Convenience Store Operator BGF Retail Taps Mongolia

S. Korean Convenience Store Operator BGF Retail Taps Mongolia

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — BGF Retail Co., the operator of South Korea’s largest convenience store chain CU, said it signed a franchise deal with a Mongolian company on Tuesday, as the firm moves to accelerate its global drive amid fierce domestic competition. Under the agreement, local retailer Central Express will take charge of [...]

S. Korea’s Convenience Store Industry Nears Saturation

S. Korea’s Convenience Store Industry Nears Saturation

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — When Chung Sung-yeop opened a franchise convenience store in a commercial district of northern Seoul in 2015, there was one competing store within a 1-kilometer radius. Since then, three more convenience stores have opened within easy reach of his outlet, squeezing profits and hurting sales. “Literally, the convenience store [...]