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Convenience Stores Launch Sales of Rare Items as Chuseok Gifts

Convenience Stores Launch Sales of Rare Items as Chuseok Gifts

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s convenience store chains have launched sales of gift sets for the upcoming Chuseok holiday from Sept. 9-12. Among such gift sets, a variety of rare and extraordinary items are drawing interest from customers. GS25 is rolling out luxury liquor gift sets, including DRC Romanee-Conti 2017 valued at [...]

Office Workers Frustrated over ‘Wedding Rushes’ and Cash Gifts

Office Workers Frustrated over ‘Wedding Rushes’ and Cash Gifts

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A 27-year-old office worker surnamed Kim has been ‘bombed’ with three wedding invitations. Now, he has to give out 300,000 won (US$233) in cash as gifts. “There were almost no weddings happening during the pandemic era, so I didn’t have to spend as much,” he said. “Now, though, wedding [...]

Retailers Promote Korean Thanksgiving Gifts amid Anti-Graft Law Fears

Retailers Promote Korean Thanksgiving Gifts amid Anti-Graft Law Fears

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s Korean Thanksgiving Day, or Chuseok, falls on September 15, inspiring weary Koreans with a long weekend holiday to look forward to from September 14 to September 18.  As one of the two major traditional holidays in Korea, with the other being Lunar New Year, the rush for bus [...]