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Labor Union Suspends Delivery Following Entry Ban by Apartment Complex

Labor Union Suspends Delivery Following Entry Ban by Apartment Complex

INCHEON, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to the recent decision by an apartment complex to allow entry of delivery motorcycles only via underground parking lots, delivery personnel and businesses have decided to reject all deliveries to the complex. Rider Union, a labor union representing gig workers of food delivery apps, announced that it [...]

S. Korea to Offer Rebates for Food Delivery, Promote Social Distancing

S. Korea to Offer Rebates for Food Delivery, Promote Social Distancing

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Friday it has set aside 20 billion won (US$17 million) to offer rebates to users of food delivery apps to promote social distancing and support local restaurants. Under the program set to start Wednesday, the government will provide a 10,000 won refund to those [...]

Small Delivery App Change Brings About Sharp Reduction in Use of Disposable Spoons

Small Delivery App Change Brings About Sharp Reduction in Use of Disposable Spoons

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic group revealed that the use of disposable spoons declined sharply over the past month after food delivery apps changed their default option for spoon selection, an environmental advocacy group said Thursday. Green Korea United announced that the use of disposable spoons is estimated to have declined by [...]

Food Delivery Apps Step Up to Fix Controversial Star Rating Systems

Food Delivery Apps Step Up to Fix Controversial Star Rating Systems

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery apps and restaurant search platforms are stepping up to revise reviews and star rating systems, in response to numerous restaurants struggling with malicious reviews and absurdly low star ratings. Last week, major food delivery platform Coupang Eats introduced a new feature that allows restaurants to reply to customer [...]