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Duty-free Shop in S. Korea Closes Due to New Coronavirus

Duty-free Shop in S. Korea Closes Due to New Coronavirus

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Shilla Duty Free, South Korea’s leading duty-free operator, on Sunday decided to temporarily shut down one of its outlets in central Seoul after a coronavirus-infected person was confirmed to have visited it twice last month. The patient, the country’s 12th coronavirus case visited the duty-free shop inside Hotel Shilla [...]

S. Korea Mulls Raising Ceiling on Purchases at Duty-free Stores

S. Korea Mulls Raising Ceiling on Purchases at Duty-free Stores

SEJONG, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday that it is considering raising the ceiling on purchases at duty-free shops by locals in line with a rise in people’s incomes. Currently, South Koreans can buy goods worth up to US$3,600 at duty-free stores in South Korea, including arrival duty-free shops that opened earlier [...]

Seoul to Ease Regulations on Overseas Remittance, Allow Arrival Duty-free Shops

Seoul to Ease Regulations on Overseas Remittance, Allow Arrival Duty-free Shops

SEJONG/SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to soften regulations on overseas remittance and allow mega-sized investment banking (IB) firms to issue foreign currency-denominated promissory notes, as part of its effort to push for deregulations, the country’s finance ministry said Thursday. The government also plans to allow duty-free shops at arrival terminals in [...]

S. Korea’s Duty-free Sales Fall 19 pct in March amid THAAD Row

S. Korea’s Duty-free Sales Fall 19 pct in March amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean duty-free shops’ sales fell 19 percent in March from a month earlier due to China’s retaliation against the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system here, government data showed Sunday. Overall sales in domestic duty-free stores declined to 1.06 trillion won (US$930 million) in March from the previous [...]

Pet Supply Shops Enter Duty Free Market

Pet Supply Shops Enter Duty Free Market

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – With duty free shops in South Korea seeing record sales, they are attracting new product lines to their offline and online stores. Shilla Duty Free, Korea’s top duty free shop, announced on July 22 that its online stores had launched their first pet-supply brand. Due to growing popularity, pet supply [...]

Hotel Shilla to Open Duty-free Shop in Thailand

Hotel Shilla to Open Duty-free Shop in Thailand

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotel Shilla Co., an affiliate of South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group, said Tuesday it plans to open a duty-free shop in downtown Bangkok, speeding up efforts to expand its overseas presence. The company said the duty-free shop, which will open within this year, comes after Hotel Shilla first established [...]

Hotel Lotte’s Planned IPO Heats Up Market, More Await

Hotel Lotte’s Planned IPO Heats Up Market, More Await

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail giant Lotte Group is set to list its hotel and duty free operator Hotel Lotte, a hidden jewel owned by Japanese shareholders, taking the first critical step to untangling its murky governance structure following a bitter family feud over control of the conglomerate. Local brokerage houses [...]

Korea’s Duty-free Shop Sales Surge on Increased Tourists in 2014

Korea’s Duty-free Shop Sales Surge on Increased Tourists in 2014

SEJONG, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s duty-free shop sales surged 21.6 percent on-year in 2014, the finance ministry said Tuesday, thanks to the steady rise in foreign travelers. Data sent by the ministry to the National Assembly showed sales by the 43 duty-free shops in the country hitting 8.3 trillion won (US$7.5 billion) last [...]