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Paris Baguette Showcases Robots at its Bakeries

Paris Baguette Showcases Robots at its Bakeries

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Paris Croissant Co., the operator of South Korea’s leading bakery chain, Paris Baguette, said Tuesday that it launched a test operation of robots at its outlets as local retailers accelerate their push for automation. According to the company, seven Paris Baguette outlets in Seoul began the two-month trial run [...]

Labor, Management of Paris Baguette Reach Agreement Over Employment Dispute

Labor, Management of Paris Baguette Reach Agreement Over Employment Dispute

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Labor and management at Paris Baguette, South Korea’s largest bakery franchise, on Thursday reached an agreement to set up an affiliate to hire bakers, ending a months-long dispute over employment. In September, the government said SPC Group, the franchise’s operator, violated the country’s labor laws in connection with the hiring conditions of more than 5,300 bakers [...]

Paris Baguette to Face Fine over Baker Hiring

Paris Baguette to Face Fine over Baker Hiring

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Paris Baguette, a leading bakery franchise of South Korean food and beverage giant SPC Group, is expected to faceup to tens of billions of won in fines for failing to follow the government’s order to directly hire bakers at its stores, authorities said Tuesday. In late September, the Ministry of Employment and Labor said the company violated the country’s labor law in [...]

Bakery Industry Shaken as Government Orders Paris Baguette to Hire Over 5,000 Contract Bakers

Bakery Industry Shaken as Government Orders Paris Baguette to Hire Over 5,000 Contract Bakers

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The government’s directive for bakery chain Paris Baguette to hire over 5,000 contract employees has shaken the South Korean bakery industry to its core, with major players taking care to observe the impact of the ruling. The Ministry of Labor and Employment gave South Korea’s biggest bakery franchise a correction [...]

Top Bakery Franchise Ordered to Recruit Outsourced Workers

Top Bakery Franchise Ordered to Recruit Outsourced Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire ) – The government ordered South Korea’s biggest bakery franchise Thursday to directly hire over 5,000 outsourced bakers and staff members at its franchisees, as it has breached the labor law that forbids a franchiser from training and supervising contracted workers. The Ministry of Labor and Employment has given Paris Baguette a correction order to recruit 5,378 employees at 3,396 franchise stores who [...]

K-food Boom Catches on Outside of Usual Customer Groups

K-food Boom Catches on Outside of Usual Customer Groups

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — From instant noodles to bread and beef broth soup, Korean food is gaining interest overseas from consumers outside of the usual group of Korean residents and a handful of Korea followers, a leading trade body said Monday. South Korea’s instant noodles, ramyeon, ranks second after Taiwan in the Chinese [...]