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Florists, Flower Farmers Feeling the Pinch of Anti-Corruption Law

Florists, Flower Farmers Feeling the Pinch of Anti-Corruption Law

BUSAN, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Flowers – once common as welcoming or departing gifts, or congratulatory presents – were scarcely seen at a Busan government office on Monday, despite it being the peak season for promotions and office transfers.  According to flower farms in the region, the typical end-of-year or early-year reorganization period for [...]

Flower Vending Machine Installed in Southern Seoul

Flower Vending Machine Installed in Southern Seoul

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – A state-run agricultural agency said Wednesday that it has installed an automatic flower vending machine in Seoul in an effort to boost the local floral industry.  The machine, which sells preserved flowers, is installed at the head office of the Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation (aT) in southern [...]

Anti-Graft Law Hits Flower Sales Hard

Anti-Graft Law Hits Flower Sales Hard

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the high season, flower sales in South Korea have tumbled more than 20 percent in October from a year ago, data showed Wednesday, apparently due to the implementation of a draconian anti-corruption law.  According to the data by the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp., flower transactions came [...]

[Feature] Guerrilla Gardening Catches on in Korea

[Feature] Guerrilla Gardening Catches on in Korea

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Nobody in the world abhors upon seeing fully bloomed roses along garden fences. Even people of hardened hearts smile when offered a bouquet of flowers. Lately there are special groups of people “fighting” with flowers instead of guns. These are so-called guerrilla gardeners. They tend abandoned or underutilized land plots [...]