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Small Delivery App Change Brings About Sharp Reduction in Use of Disposable Spoons

Small Delivery App Change Brings About Sharp Reduction in Use of Disposable Spoons

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic group revealed that the use of disposable spoons declined sharply over the past month after food delivery apps changed their default option for spoon selection, an environmental advocacy group said Thursday. Green Korea United announced that the use of disposable spoons is estimated to have declined by [...]

S. Korea Gives Conditional Approval to Delivery Hero’s Takeover of Woowa

S. Korea Gives Conditional Approval to Delivery Hero’s Takeover of Woowa

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator on Monday gave a conditional approval to a US$4 billion deal for Germany’s Delivery Hero (DH) to buy the country’s top food delivery app operator, Woowa Brothers. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said it granted the permission for the takeover on condition that DH [...]

Competition Heats Up Among Delivery Apps to Recruit Enough Drivers

Competition Heats Up Among Delivery Apps to Recruit Enough Drivers

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the expansion of the delivery service market resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, competition is heating up among South Korean delivery apps to speed up their delivery services. To this end, major delivery apps are doubling efforts to recruit enough delivery drivers. In August, the nation’s [...]

New Program Warns Delivery Riders About Hazardous Traffic Zones

New Program Warns Delivery Riders About Hazardous Traffic Zones

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed program gives off a verbal warning to motorcycle delivery people when passing through dangerous traffic zones. The Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency announced Monday that a new open application programming interface (API) has been developed to prevent motorcycle drivers from getting into traffic accidents. The [...]

Restaurants Unhappy with Delivery App Advertising Costs and Commissions

Restaurants Unhappy with Delivery App Advertising Costs and Commissions

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has showed that most of South Korea’s delivery app-affiliated restaurants are feeling a huge burden from the costs that they have to pay to delivery app operators. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Incheon Metropolitan Government and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government jointly carried out a survey of [...]

Controversy Looms over Delivery Hero’s Proposed Takeover of Woowa

Controversy Looms over Delivery Hero’s Proposed Takeover of Woowa

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A US$4 billion deal by Germany’s Delivery Hero to acquire South Korea’s largest food delivery app operator, Woowa Brothers, has stirred up controversy here, as some politicians and small merchants have raised concerns about the monopoly status the merged entity will have if the deal is approved. For years, [...]