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E-Mart to Install Electric Car Charging Stations at All Outlets

E-Mart to Install Electric Car Charging Stations at All Outlets

SEOUL, Jul 2. (Korea Bizwire) — The hypermarket giant E-Mart announced today that it is planning to install charging stations for electric car use at all of its outlets nationwide by 2021. The company initiated formal service of nine electronic charging stations in a total of four regions (Sokcho, Gangneung, Geomdan, and Gumi) today. The [...]

E-Mart to Launch Korean Version of Japan’s Discount Retailer Don Quijote

E-Mart to Launch Korean Version of Japan’s Discount Retailer Don Quijote

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest hypermarket chain operator, on Wednesday unveiled its new discount store brand, as it strives lure more consumers out to offline malls in the face of tough competition with online retailers. The 2,513-square-meter store, Pierrot Shopping, will open to the public at the Convention and [...]

E-Mart Unveils ‘Robot Concierge’

E-Mart Unveils ‘Robot Concierge’

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s leading discount store chain operator, said it launched a test operation of a robot to provide automated concierge service to shoppers on Wednesday, as the company moves to strengthen its competitiveness in its offline distribution network with cutting-edge technologies. The proof of concept for the [...]

E-Mart Signs MOU with Dutch Food Retailer SPAR International

E-Mart Signs MOU with Dutch Food Retailer SPAR International

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount store chain by sales, is set to sign an initial agreement with Dutch food retailer SPAR International, a company official said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in China. E-Mart is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SPAR [...]

Fine Dust Changing Retail Pattern, Triggering Demand for Indoor Products

Fine Dust Changing Retail Pattern, Triggering Demand for Indoor Products

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) — People staying indoors to stay away from chronic fine dust have changed recent sales trends, increasing the popularity of toys and exercise machines while hurting demand for drones, data from a major retailer showed Tuesday.  According to E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s No. 1 hypermarket chain, sales of toys rose [...]

Shinsegae Vice Chairman Unveils Autonomous Cart Under Development

Shinsegae Vice Chairman Unveils Autonomous Cart Under Development

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The vice chairman of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae Group on Thursday revealed an autonomous shopping cart under development as the company moves to secure competitiveness of its offline distribution channels. Dubbed eli, it would be the world’s first autonomous cart, Chung Yong-jin said in a post on his Instagram account that included a clip showcasing the cart’s key [...]

Premium Supermarkets Growing Rapidly Despite Rising Cost of Living

Premium Supermarkets Growing Rapidly Despite Rising Cost of Living

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the rising cost of living in South Korea, premium supermarkets are quickly gaining popularity among high-income earners, with a focus on quality over quantity. The popularity of premium products as a recent retail industry trend has inspired a number of supermarket chains including E-Mart and Lotte Mart, as market [...]

South Korean Retailers to Prioritize Employee Work-Life Balance

South Korean Retailers to Prioritize Employee Work-Life Balance

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the government’s move to shorten legal working hours, an increasing number of South Korean retailers are expected to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance. The Environment & Labor Committee at the National Assembly passed a reform bill today that prohibits employees from working more than 52 hours in [...]