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Food Producers Offer Upsized Products to Stimulate Consumption

Food Producers Offer Upsized Products to Stimulate Consumption

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Food businesses are striving to overcome the economic slump coupled with the coronavirus outbreak. Companies are trying to approach consumers by lowering prices and increasing product size, despite various factors that negatively impact pricing. Haitai Confectionery & Foods Co., a major confectionery company in South Korea, introduced a new, [...]

S. Koreans Stock Up on Food as Coronavirus Spreads

S. Koreans Stock Up on Food as Coronavirus Spreads

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the novel coronavirus infection, sales of food for home cooking are on the rise at large discount stores. As consumers are reluctant to go out, bulk products or non-perishable items are becoming popular. E-Mart Inc., the country’s leading discount chain operator, compared its sales between [...]

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

Convenience Stores New Barometers for Food Trends

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience stores are rising as a new platform where food products spotlighted on social media or television programs make their first debut. CU, a major convenience store chain, showcased its Kielbasa Platter that comes with a Polish Kielbasa sausage that recently went viral on social media. The dish gained [...]

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

S. Korean Military Uses Big Data for Food Service Management

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean military authorities have decided to add new food choices at military cafeterias based on a big data analysis of military food services. The Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday new plans to control the amount of food given out to service members, revamp menus, and better ensure [...]

Controversy Erupts over Low-grade Food Provided to Military Working Dogs

Controversy Erupts over Low-grade Food Provided to Military Working Dogs

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are up in arms over the news that military working dogs are being fed low-grade food, after military working dog Dalgwan became a national hero for finding Cho Eunnuri, 14, who went missing in Cheongju. Rep. Kim Jong-dae of the minor opposition Justice Party asked the Minister [...]