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E-Mart to Focus on Online Sales, Convenience Stores

E-Mart to Focus on Online Sales, Convenience Stores

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest hypermarket chain, said Thursday that it aims to raise its online sales by 30 percent this year, and open more convenience stores. The retail giant, part of Shinsegae Group, also will further nurture its warehouse store, E-Mart Traders. The company expects its sales for [...]

E-Mart Announces New Promotion to Strengthen Offline Competitiveness

E-Mart Announces New Promotion to Strengthen Offline Competitiveness

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. has announced a new pricing policy called ‘Citizen’s Price’ as its first project this year to strengthen offline competitiveness. The Citizen’s Price initiative includes plans to significantly reduce prices of fresh goods and everyday necessities. The initiative comes after Chung Yong-jin, Vice Chairman of Shinsegae Group that operates E-Mart, [...]

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. outlets’ parking lots will be renovated into multipurpose facilities that will provide charging stations for electric vehicles as well space to accommodate car-sharing vehicles. E-Mart, in collaboration with Straffic, South Korea’s leading company in traffic management systems, will open Electro Hyper Charger Stations at six of its [...]

E-Mart Announces Adoption of Eco-friendly Packaging

E-Mart Announces Adoption of Eco-friendly Packaging

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. revealed yesterday that it will be adopting eco-friendly packaging that would allow plastic containers belonging to its own brand products to be recycled with ease. Colored plastic bottles and caps will be replaced with colorless plastic. In addition, product labels will be made easier to remove. E-Mart [...]

S. Korean Retailers Accelerate Push for Automation

S. Korean Retailers Accelerate Push for Automation

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers’ race to automate their outlets is accelerating with leading industry players unveiling robots that can replace shop workers, market watchers said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Korea Seven Co., the operator of convenience store chain 7-Eleven in South Korea, introduced a robot that allows customers to pay with [...]

Shinsegae’s Supermarket Chain to Launch ‘Cashier-Less’ Store

Shinsegae’s Supermarket Chain to Launch ‘Cashier-Less’ Store

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Everyday Inc., retail giant Shinsegae’s supermarket chain operator, said Thursday it will open a “cashier-less” store in Seoul this week in its latest effort to secure competitiveness through the use of new technologies. The 212-square-meter store in Gangnam, southern Seoul, will open Friday after remodeling to allow customers [...]

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

E-Mart’s Pet Shop Chain Under Fire for Breaching Animal Protection Laws

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Animal Welfare Association has criticized E-Mart’s pet store brand “Molly’s Pet Shop” for failing to comply with laws pertaining to the proper treatment of animals. The association was also critical of the government for not managing and supervising the retail giant properly during a press conference held [...]