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Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent market analysis has revealed that women in their 20s and 30s comprise nearly half the consumer base for Korean traditional alcoholic beverages. From July to December (2017), women between the ages of 20 and 39 were responsible for 49.7 percent of online traditional liquor sales (9.7 percent by [...]

Seoul’s Candelight Protests an Economic Boon to Gwanghwamun Square

Seoul’s Candelight Protests an Economic Boon to Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The business district surrounding Gwanghwamun Station, ground zero for 2017′s massive candlelight vigils that played a major role in impeaching former president Park Geun-hye, was found to have profited immensely from the protests. On January 3, SK Telecom cited the findings of its in-house research institute Geovision and revealed [...]

Gangnam to Roll Out IoT Paper Package Recycling Bins

Gangnam to Roll Out IoT Paper Package Recycling Bins

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangnam District has announced plans to introduce IoT-based paper packaging waste recycling bins for the first time in South Korea. According to the Gangnam District Office on Monday, 53 of the smart paper package recycling bins will be installed at a total of 26 locations within the district, including the [...]

Seoul’s Taxi App, Late Night Transportation Measures to Alleviate Problem of Taxis Refusing Rides

Seoul’s Taxi App, Late Night Transportation Measures to Alleviate Problem of Taxis Refusing Rides

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – On November 26, the Seoul Metropolitan Government introduced a new taxi app called “Jibro”1 to be released next month, as well as a list of administrative measures to address shortages in late night transportation options. Seoul’s Jibro differentiates itself from other taxi-hailing services like KakaoTaxi in one key way: [...]

Gangnam Uses Mystery Shoppers to Gauge Customer Service at Plastic Surgery Clinics

Gangnam Uses Mystery Shoppers to Gauge Customer Service at Plastic Surgery Clinics

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — For the past two months, Gangnam district has inspected around 50 cosmetic surgery facilities within its boundaries by sending out mystery shoppers. The aim of its covert operation was to “objectively measure the quality of the medical services offered and identify any problems and improve them in order to [...]

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

Giant Coffee Cups Boost Recycling in Seocho District

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) —In an attempt to encourage pedestrians to recycle, Seoul’s Seocho District is flexing its creative muscle. On August 7, the district office announced that it will place 44 recycling bins designed to look like giant coffee cups throughout the streets of the Gangnam and Banpo neighborhoods. Standing waist high, these garbage [...]