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Koreans Increasingly Rely on Homewear, Home Cooking and Convenience Stores in Pandemic Era

Koreans Increasingly Rely on Homewear, Home Cooking and Convenience Stores in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As people continue to stay indoors in the pandemic era, South Koreans have increasingly become used to so-called homewear, home cooking and going to convenience stores near home. Shinhan Card Co., a major credit card company, compared the monthly usage of cards in early 2019, prior to the pandemic [...]

Demand for ‘Premium Living Items’ Grows at Explosive Pace Thanks to Stay-at-Home Trend

Demand for ‘Premium Living Items’ Grows at Explosive Pace Thanks to Stay-at-Home Trend

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Koreans spending more time at home due to tightened social distancing rules resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number are replacing furniture and home decor with premium alternatives. The nation’s imports of lamps and lighting fixtures amounted to US$359.4 million in the first half of this [...]