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JD Sports to Open First Store in S. Korea Next Month

JD Sports to Open First Store in S. Korea Next Month

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) – JD Sports Fashion PLC, a major British sports fashion retailer, will open its first Korean store in Seoul next month as part of its overseas expansion drive, its local unit said Monday. The new store will open in the affluent Gangnam district on April 13, marking the firm’s first inroad into the Northeast Asian market, according to JD Sports Fashion Korea, a joint venture set up by the British firm [...]

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to a rash of deaths among individuals living alone, which in some cases go unreported for as long as weeks, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is adopting smart sensors in a bid to tackle the worrisome trend. The smart sensors, courtesy of major South Korean telecom provider KT, [...]

Seoul’s Richest Neighborhoods Have Lowest Female Obesity Rates

Seoul’s Richest Neighborhoods Have Lowest Female Obesity Rates

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by the Seoul Institute has revealed that Seoul’s three richest districts – Gangnam, Seocho, and Songpa – have lower female obesity rates than other neighborhoods in the capital. According to the study, the obesity rate for adult men residing in Seoul was 31.7 percent and for [...]