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Convenience Store Frozen Food Sales Rebound

Convenience Store Frozen Food Sales Rebound

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of single-person households continues to grow in South Korea, sales growth of frozen food at major convenience stores has significantly increased over the past six months, compared to average sales from 2012 to 2016. Among the frozen food items, frozen pizza was most popular, with sales [...]

Convenience Store Chains Release Ice Products and Cold Beverages Amid Soaring Sales

Convenience Store Chains Release Ice Products and Cold Beverages Amid Soaring Sales

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – As the weather warms up in South Korea, major convenience store chains are releasing new spring and summer products ranging from iced tea and caffe lattes to plastic cups filled with ice cubes to drink a cold beverage out of. The market for ice products in the convenience store [...]

Convenience Stores Become Biggest Seller of Alcohol Drinks

Convenience Stores Become Biggest Seller of Alcohol Drinks

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Convenience stores have become the largest market for selling alcohol drinks, a market report showed Wednesday, apparently due to more people choosing to drink alone or with their families. The retail index provided by information analysis firm Nielsen Korea said convenience stores ousted discount chains to become the biggest [...]

Convenience Stores Showing Marked Growth in Numbers, Sales

Convenience Stores Showing Marked Growth in Numbers, Sales

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of convenience stores in South Korea has surpassed 33,000 as of the end of October this year, marking a rapid growth since the opening of the first store 27 years ago, industry statistics showed Wednesday.  The number indicates a significant increase from 28,994 counted at the end [...]

Korean Convenience Store to Sell Limited Edition Avengers Gold Medals

Korean Convenience Store to Sell Limited Edition Avengers Gold Medals

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – One of Korea’s biggest convenience store franchises, GS25, has joined hands with Disney for the limited sale of gold medals (24K) printed with characters from Marvel Comics.  Dubbed ‘Marvel Avengers Gold Special Edition’, the 1,000-unit limited boxed set comes with four medals, each three centimeters in diameter and featuring [...]

Single-Person Households Boost Popularity of Frozen Food

Single-Person Households Boost Popularity of Frozen Food

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Frozen food was once seen as mere ‘survival food’ for hungry students, who would simply throw a prepared meal into the microwave and run it for a few minutes. But the popularity of these quick and convenient meals has soared thanks to improved quality, diversity, and most importantly, a [...]

Apps Evolve – Finding Yakult Ladies and Storing Food

Apps Evolve – Finding Yakult Ladies and Storing Food

Seoul, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Distribution enterprises are launching smartphone applications for customers. According to industry watchers, GS25, a convenience store run by GS Retail, has been managing an app called ‘My Refrigerator’ since 2011. Through the app, consumers that buy 1+1 or 2+1 products can keep the additional products in a virtual refrigerator and [...]