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Coronavirus Revitalizes Meal Kit Market

Coronavirus Revitalizes Meal Kit Market

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Home meal kits are gaining popularity among consumers as quarantine and social distancing measures are revitalizing the meal kit market. Meal kits come with prepared ingredients as well as recipes that customers can follow to cook various meals at home. Fresheasy Co., a meal kit manufacturer, saw company sales [...]

U.S. Agriculture Praises Senate Letter Urging Administration to Make Greater Strides to Protect Common Food and Wine Terms

U.S. Agriculture Praises Senate Letter Urging Administration to Make Greater Strides to Protect Common Food and Wine Terms

ARLINGTON, Va., July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A diverse range of farm and agricultural industries is praising a bipartisan Senate letter sent today to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging stronger international safeguards to protect U.S. exporters using common food and wine terms. Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), [...]

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 [...]