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Once Viewed as Old-fashioned, Coffee Delivery Gains Traction amid Contactless Trend

Once Viewed as Old-fashioned, Coffee Delivery Gains Traction amid Contactless Trend

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Coffee delivery services are not an unfamiliar concept in South Korea. Serving persons at tea houses, or “dabang” in Korean, used to deliver cups of coffee filled with sugar and cream on foot. Big-name coffee chains such as Starbucks and small independent cafes replaced such tea houses by offering [...]

Delivery Services of Alcoholic Drinks, OEM Production to be Available in S. Korea

Delivery Services of Alcoholic Drinks, OEM Production to be Available in S. Korea

SEJONG, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s finance ministry said Tuesday it will ease regulations on alcoholic drinks, in a bid for local producers to increase their competitiveness against foreign firms. Under the deregulatory move, which is subject to approval from the National Assembly, local firms will be allowed to produce alcoholic drinks under [...]

E-commerce Battleground Turns to ‘Easy Returns’

E-commerce Battleground Turns to ‘Easy Returns’

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The e-commerce industry, which has long emphasized “fast delivery,” is now expanding its services, with competition now turning to offering “easy returns”. South Korea’s major shopping portal 11st said Monday that it has introduced a service to offset return costs caused by customers exchanging products, in which an insurance [...]

‘Infection Through Delivery’ Scares Consumers

‘Infection Through Delivery’ Scares Consumers

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in worry among South Koreans purchasing goods directly from China over the risk of infection through delivered goods. The Korea Customs Service reported that incoming products from China accounted for as much as 33 percent of the foreign direct purchase market, ranking second after [...]

S. Koreans Prefer to Buy and Eat Food at Home

S. Koreans Prefer to Buy and Eat Food at Home

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are increasingly preferring home meal deliveries. Innocean Worldwide Inc., a local advertisement agency, released a report on Sunday that compiled some 1.7 million data records produced on online forums and social media between August 2018 and July 2019. The report showed that South Koreans are increasingly preferring [...]

Shared Kitchen Services Face Obstacles Despite Growth

Shared Kitchen Services Face Obstacles Despite Growth

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are concerned that shared kitchen services will only maximize profits for delivery businesses, while undermining the overall competitiveness of the food service industry. According to a study commissioned by the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation and conducted by the Korea Food Service Industry Management Institute (KFIM), the [...]

Delivery Applications Drive Sales Boost for Dining Industry, But Profits Remain Elusive

Delivery Applications Drive Sales Boost for Dining Industry, But Profits Remain Elusive

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While restaurants and other dining companies are increasingly dependent on delivery apps, owners do not think that these apps help them increase profitability, a recent survey has showed. According to a study released Monday by the Korea Food Service Industry Research Institute (KFIRI), 49.8 percent of the average number [...]