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Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – In the wake of South Korea’s pesticide egg scandal, popular unrest and indignation has fomented a change in attitudes that may not have been possible in ordinary times. As of the date of this article, none other than the president has spoken out about the need for reform. Reform [...]

Large Korean Retailers Making Aggressive Moves on Mobile Shopping Platforms

Large Korean Retailers Making Aggressive Moves on Mobile Shopping Platforms

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Large retailers in Korea have achieved great success in the operation of their mobile shopping platforms, amidst a recent slump in their offline store operation caused by ordinances restricting operating hours, and the economic slow-down. E-Mart has even started to operate a distribution center for online shopping operations only, while [...]

IKEA to be Regulated as Big Box Retailer

IKEA to be Regulated as Big Box Retailer

“IKEA sells not only furniture but also other household products, but it is categorized as a specialty shop for furniture under the current law. Under these circumstances, it is not regulated with regards to operation hour restrictions or forced closures like other big box retailers, which causes controversy in the aspect of fairness.” “Due to [...]

Korean Consumers’ Choice, Large Retailers or Local Markets?

Korean Consumers’ Choice, Large Retailers or Local Markets?

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Six large retailers including Lotte Mart, E-Mart and Home Plus filed a petition against two Seoul districts, claiming that the ordinances restricting operating hours or mandating the closure of supermarkets every other Sunday were discriminatory. On December 12, Seoul High Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, saying that the ordinances [...]