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Convenience Store Chain CU to Add 9 International Payment Methods

Convenience Store Chain CU to Add 9 International Payment Methods

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — CU, South Korea’s second-largest convenience store chain by revenue, said Tuesday it will add nine payment options, mostly from Southeast Asian countries, in the latest move to boost the convenience of foreign tourists. The new payment options, which are set to begin next month, include Hong Kong’s AlipayHK, the [...]

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 [...]

Convenience Stores Launch On-foot Delivery Service

Convenience Stores Launch On-foot Delivery Service

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience store chain CU and local delivery service provider MG Playing have launched a new short-distance, on-foot delivery service. MG Playing assigns deliveries to on-foot delivery personnel nearest to the destination (within a 1 kilometer radius) once an order is placed through the Yogiyo delivery app. When there are [...]

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 [...]