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Cosmetics Salespeople at Department Stores to Strike During Chuseok Holiday

Cosmetics Salespeople at Department Stores to Strike During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Department store salespeople from three foreign cosmetic brands will go on strike for two days during Chuseok holiday, demanding improvements to their work environment, welfare and work-life balance. Labor unions from L’Oreal Korea, Chanel Korea and Shiseido Korea under the Korean Federation of Service Workers Union are organizing the [...]

Local Supermarkets Struggle While Department Stores Enjoy Revenge Consumption

Local Supermarkets Struggle While Department Stores Enjoy Revenge Consumption

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Department stores and shopping malls are seeing a sales recovery following this year’s so-called ‘revenge spending’ trend, but local supermarkets are still struggling to stay afloat. The Korea Small Business Institute (KOSBI) and Statistics Korea reported 43.8 trillion won (US$38.1 billion) in retail sales in May, with department store [...]

Seoul Orders COVID-19 Tests for 128,000 Department Store Employees

Seoul Orders COVID-19 Tests for 128,000 Department Store Employees

SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan government said Friday it is ordering some 128,000 employees of department stores to take preemptive COVID-19 tests as a precaution against further cluster infections at the stores. The city government will issue an administrative order later Friday under which all managers and workers at 32 department [...]

Department Stores Step into Food Delivery Service in Bid for Diversification

Department Stores Step into Food Delivery Service in Bid for Diversification

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major department stores, which have placed top priority on attracting customers to their stores, are now stepping into near-distance delivery services for food and beverage being sold at food courts and in-store restaurants. They are expanding the scope of ‘dawn delivery’ and ‘free return’ services in collaboration [...]

Pop-up Stores Evolve to Attract MZ Generation

Pop-up Stores Evolve to Attract MZ Generation

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Pop-up boutiques at department stores are turning into platforms for exhibitions and simulations to attract members of the MZ generation who are more accustomed to online shopping than offline. The MZ Generation encompasses millennials and Generation Z, referring to those born between 1980 and 2010. Since May 7, Lotte [...]