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Future of Korea Sale FESTA in Doubt as Department Stores Pull Out

Future of Korea Sale FESTA in Doubt as Department Stores Pull Out

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The annual Korea Sale FESTA (KSF), which has failed to gain popularity among manufacturers and consumers in the past, faces another challenge this year. Department stores have reported that they will not take part in the event this year. The KSF is a nationwide shopping festival involving major retailers, [...]

S. Korea to Hold Nationwide Shopping Festival in Nov.

S. Korea to Hold Nationwide Shopping Festival in Nov.

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will hold a nationwide shopping festival involving major retailers, manufacturers and traditional markets in November, the government said Wednesday. The annual Korea Sale FESTA will kick off on Nov. 1 for a 22-day run, offering items ranging from electronics and furniture to cosmetics and apparel, according to [...]

Nationwide Shopping Festival Kicks Off in S. Korea

Nationwide Shopping Festival Kicks Off in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea launched a nationwide shopping festival on Friday involving major retailers, manufacturers and traditional markets to attract more tourists and boost domestic consumption, organizers said. The annual Korea Sale FESTA offers reduced prices on items ranging from electronics and apparel to automobiles and furniture for 10 days, the [...]

Korea Sale Festa Losing Fervor Despite Growth in Size

Korea Sale Festa Losing Fervor Despite Growth in Size

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s grand sale festival this year is likely to end without the luster of past years despite its growth in size, due in part to the depressed sales caused by a long holiday and drop in Chinese shoppers, retail industry sources said Tuesday. The Korea Sale Festa began on Sept. 28 for a 34-day run and [...]

S. Korea to Kick Off Nationwide Shopping Festival Next Week

S. Korea to Kick Off Nationwide Shopping Festival Next Week

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A nationwide shopping festival involving hundreds of retailers and traditional markets will begin next week, the government said Wednesday, as it aims to draw foreign travelers amid a sharp decline in the number of Chinese tourists. The annual Korea Sale FESTA, jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports [...]

‘Korea Sale Festa’ Boosts Retailers’ Sales by 10 Pct

‘Korea Sale Festa’ Boosts Retailers’ Sales by 10 Pct

SEJONG, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean retailers saw their sales increase more than 10 percent during a nationwide shopping festival that started late last month thanks to rising demand from Chinese shoppers, government data showed Thursday.  The massive shopping campaign called “Korea Sale Festa,” which began Sept. 29 for 11 days, was designed [...]

Department Stores Get Boost from ‘Korea Sale Festa’

Department Stores Get Boost from ‘Korea Sale Festa’

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales at major South Korean department stores increased during this fall’s nationwide shopping festival compared with a similar event last year as more retailers and manufacturers offered wider options for customers, industry officials said Monday.   The “Korea Sale Festa” is the government-led sales event held from Sept. 29 [...]