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South Koreans Frustrated Over Arbitrary Retail Regulations

South Koreans Frustrated Over Arbitrary Retail Regulations

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Criticism of the government continues among South Korean consumers over arbitrary retail regulations that are causing inconvenience and discouraging local consumption despite their original intention of creating a business environment where both traditional markets and retail giants could coexist. With the rapid growth of supermarket giants, mandatory store closings [...]

E-Mart Stores in Traditional Markets Boost Mutual Growth

E-Mart Stores in Traditional Markets Boost Mutual Growth

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Traditional markets with stores run by E-Mart Inc., the country’s largest discount chain operator, have been witnessing an increase in the number of customers, signaling the possibility of the co-prosperity of giant retailers and mom-and-pop shops, industry sources said Tuesday. E-Mart operates stores dedicated to selling its private-label No [...]

Large Retailers Post Sales Growth During Long Chuseok Holiday

Large Retailers Post Sales Growth During Long Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s large retailers posted solid sales ahead and during this year’s Chuseok holiday helped by all out marketing efforts to attract customers, industry sources said Monday. Data provided by local retailers showed double digit growth by some companies as the country celebrated the longest holiday in decades. Chuseok, [...]

Retailer E-Mart Makes China Exit

Retailer E-Mart Makes China Exit

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s hypermarket chain E-Mart has reached a deal to sell off five of its six remaining stores in China effectively ending its 20-year presence in the market, industry sources said Sunday. Sources in the retail investment banking sector said E-Mart inked an agreement with Thailand’s CP Group to hand over the stores in Shanghai pending approval from Chinese regulators. They [...]

Retail Industry Up in Arms Over Government Regulations

Retail Industry Up in Arms Over Government Regulations

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean retail businesses are on a collision course with the government following a series of regulations recently imposed on an already struggling industry amid a long-term national economic slump. Hit by a lack of consumer confidence and sluggish economic growth, the retail industry is decrying new regulations put in [...]

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – In the wake of South Korea’s pesticide egg scandal, popular unrest and indignation has fomented a change in attitudes that may not have been possible in ordinary times. As of the date of this article, none other than the president has spoken out about the need for reform. Reform [...]

“PB” Private Brand Products Create Profits for Retailers, but Manufacturers Excluded

“PB” Private Brand Products Create Profits for Retailers, but Manufacturers Excluded

SEJONG, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The increasing popularity of “PB Products” like E-mart’s “No Brand” goods is lining the pockets of retailers, but doing little to benefit manufacturers according to a report published by the Korea Development Institute (KDI). PB products (Private Brand) are a variety of consumer goods that are produced by manufacturers [...]

Pesticide Eggs: Wary Retailers Ban Sale of Belgian Products

Pesticide Eggs: Wary Retailers Ban Sale of Belgian Products

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The European Union’s recent acknowledgement that large-scale shipments of eggs from Belgium and the Netherlands may have been contaminated by a pesticide has stores and markets rethinking the sales value of Belgian waffles. The pesticide, Fipronil, is believed to be hazardous to humans. So far, Germany, England, Sweden, Switzerland [...]

Seafood Off-Cuts Offer Value to Savvy Shoppers

Seafood Off-Cuts Offer Value to Savvy Shoppers

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Korea’s economic slump continues to take its toll on consumers, and with the price of seafood on a steady rise, off-cuts of seafood that have been widely ignored by the public such as salmon head and squid mouth are becoming increasingly popular. According to data released by online [...]