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Competition for Convenience Store Delivery on the Rise

Competition for Convenience Store Delivery on the Rise

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition over delivery services in the convenience store industry is heating up. Convenience store chain GS25 recently launched delivery services at seven stores in Seoul in partnership with food delivery service Coupang Eats operated by e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. First of all, the company plans to implement delivery services [...]

Delivery Hero to Conquer S. Korea’s Delivery App Market

Delivery Hero to Conquer S. Korea’s Delivery App Market

SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Germany-based online delivery service provider Delivery Hero is forecast to take control of South Korea’s food delivery app market following its proposed megadeal to buy the country’s top food delivery app operator, Woowa Brothers Corp., industry data showed Thursday. On Friday, Delivery Hero announced that it will acquire an [...]

Food Theft Tampers Enthusiasm for Delivery Services

Food Theft Tampers Enthusiasm for Delivery Services

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently, the food service industry has taken a new leap forward, with the convenience of online to offline delivery apps. However, critics are pointing out some of the side effects of fast-growing delivery service – employees who eat customers’ food and share tips for free meals, a serious matter. [...]

Successful Early Morning Delivery Services Raise New Social Problems

Successful Early Morning Delivery Services Raise New Social Problems

SEJONG, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Early morning delivery service, while contributing to growth in annual sales of as much as 16 percent last year among South Korean online shopping malls, is also leading way to new social problems. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on Wednesday that major retailers saw sales increased by an [...]

Small Businesses Spend Average of 840,000 won per Month on Delivery Applications

Small Businesses Spend Average of 840,000 won per Month on Delivery Applications

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Small business owners spend an average of 840,000 won (US$716) a month on online delivery service applications. Of the money spent, half of it is spent on advertising via the application. Business owners want half of what they are spending on the application, 200,000 won, for advertisements. This data [...]

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Homepick, a joint venture by local energy giants SK Energy and GS Caltex to provide delivery service based on their network of gas stations, is defined by the following tagline: “We deliver within an hour if you’re home.” In the past, delivery service customers had to either wait at [...]

Kakao to Expand Food Delivery Service

Kakao to Expand Food Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., best known for its ubiquitous smartphone messaging app, is expanding its recent venture into the food delivery service. Having initiated delivery service for select franchise stores as a third-party in March of last year, Kakao has announced that it is expanding its delivery service to include all [...]

Department Stores Bolsters Delivery Service for Lunar New Year Holiday

Department Stores Bolsters Delivery Service for Lunar New Year Holiday

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Major department stores have put a large number of delivery workers on standby for the Lunar New Year holiday later this month, expecting better business after adjustments to an anti-corruption law, retail industry sources said Thursday. The Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 16 this year, and department stores, [...]

Uber Launches Food Delivery Service in S. Korea

Uber Launches Food Delivery Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Uber Technologies Inc. launched its food delivery service in South Korea on Thursday, joining the country’s heated delivery service app market. The mobile application UberEATS allows users to select food from registered restaurants and deliver the dishes by its delivery partners, its local unit Uber Korea said. “Food delivery [...]