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Skinny is Out, Athletic is in: Korean Women Bulking Up

Skinny is Out, Athletic is in: Korean Women Bulking Up

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean women are increasingly buying weights and other muscle-building exercise equipment. According to a statement from online shopping mall G-Market on May 13, sales of such items among female customers between April 12 and May 11 increased threefold compared to the same period last year. Female purchases of weight training [...]

Tobacco Sales Recovering Slowly after Price Hike

Tobacco Sales Recovering Slowly after Price Hike

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – After plummeting tobacco sales in Korea following the price hike on New Year’s Day, demand for cigarettes is slowly but steadily recovering. After one month,  stiff resistance from smokers has abated, and some have already given up their no-smoking resolutions. According to E-Mart’s analysis of its tobacco sales during [...]

Government to Strictly Crack Down on E-Cigarette

Government to Strictly Crack Down on E-Cigarette

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Against the backdrop of the hiked cigarette prices, and as the consumption of electronic cigarettes increases, the South Korean government has unsheathed its sword against the battery-powered vaporizers. The Ministry of Health and Welfare held an explanation session on the harmfulness of the e-cigarettes on Jan. 6, and announced that [...]

G Market Arranges for Special Gift for Delivery Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea boasts its best packages delivery service, unmatched by any other nation in the world. Korean consumers can receive goods purchased online within just a day and this speedy delivery system is largerly credited to the committed efforts made by the local delivery worker – estimated at about 45,000-strong manpower in the nation. For the [...]

Mobile Coupons Going Mainstream

Mobile Coupons Going Mainstream

SEOUL, Korea, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – As more and more people use their smartphones to buy things on the Internet, the use of mobile coupons is also rapidly on the rise. A recent study found that consumers show distinctive patterns in using mobile coupons by different regions. According to G-Market, a major online retailer, on April 2, [...]

[Kobiz Feature] What Distinguishes You from “Smart Shoppers”

[Kobiz Feature] What Distinguishes You from “Smart Shoppers”

SEOUL, Korea, Dec 12 (Korea Bizwire) – At the end of the last month arrived Black Friday, the biggest shopping season of the year in the United States. Black Friday, the time when the shoppers can enjoy tremendous benefits, even had an impact on the Korean retail industry. During the Black Friday shopping season this year Korean [...]