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More People Gaining Weight, Cooking at Home Following Coronavirus Outbreak

More People Gaining Weight, Cooking at Home Following Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, more people are choosing to stay indoors. Among them, members of the younger generation are increasingly preferring to order food, while the older generation prefers to cook themselves, a recent study showed. The Korea Health Promotion Institution conducted a survey of [...]

Restaurant Owners Desperate as Food Delivery Apps Bombarded with Registration Requests

Restaurant Owners Desperate as Food Delivery Apps Bombarded with Registration Requests

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to rage on, an increasing number of small restaurants are jumping into the delivery business. The phenomenon of an overwhelming number of businesses attempting to join delivery platforms is resulting in processing delays for each application. Vroong, a food delivery platform, reported that the number [...]

Seoul City Asks Food Businesses to Avoid Delivery to Riverside Parks amid COVID-19 Woes

Seoul City Asks Food Businesses to Avoid Delivery to Riverside Parks amid COVID-19 Woes

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul city government said Wednesday it has asked local foodservice businesses to refrain from accepting delivery orders to Han River parks to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The request to the Korea Foodservice Industry Association and food delivery companies was made to minimize food deliveries to [...]

Rising Commission Rates Exacerbate Delivery Crisis

Rising Commission Rates Exacerbate Delivery Crisis

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Demand for food delivery service has surged following torrential summer rain and the coronavirus outbreak. But food vendors are frustrated after delivery platforms decided to raise their commission fees last month. Some experts argue that major e-commerce compoanies such as Coupang are responsible for heightening commission rates as they [...]

Sales of Food Delivery App Hit Fresh High amid Virus Pandemic

Sales of Food Delivery App Hit Fresh High amid Virus Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean food delivery applications saw their sales hit a fresh high in August as more people refrained from dining out and stayed home amid the stricter social distancing scheme, data showed Tuesday. The combined transactions made through the country’s four major food delivery applications came to 1.2 trillion [...]

Long Working Hours, Falling Wages Threaten S. Korea’s Gig Economy Workers

Long Working Hours, Falling Wages Threaten S. Korea’s Gig Economy Workers

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Platform workers, the lifeblood of the country’s emerging gig platforms that offer delivery, ride-hailing and housekeeping services, are often exposed to dire working conditions such as low pay and long working hours, a study showed Wednesday. In contrast to the notion the lifestyle would give workers the freedom to [...]