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Non-alcoholic Beer Enjoys Rising Popularity in Pandemic Era

Non-alcoholic Beer Enjoys Rising Popularity in Pandemic Era

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, South Korea’s non-alcoholic beer market has been growing at a blistering pace thanks to an increase in the number of health-conscious consumers and the growth of the drinking-at-home culture. Hite Jinro Co., the country’s second-largest beverage company, had been selling between 6 and 7 million [...]

Global Success of ‘Squid Game’: Pros and Cons

Global Success of ‘Squid Game’: Pros and Cons

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The success of Netflix’s original Korean series “Squid Game” is placing local streaming platforms on alert. While the thriller’s global popularity is a welcomed feat, it contrasts with South Korean production companies depending increasingly on global streaming platforms, driving South Korean platforms away from the competition. Netflix, initially praised [...]

Increasing Number of Consumers Turn to LP Records and Turntables Instead of Smartphones

Increasing Number of Consumers Turn to LP Records and Turntables Instead of Smartphones

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Long-playing (LP) records and turntables are gaining popularity despite easy access to music via smartphones. Gmarket, a major online shopping mall, reported a 30 percent increase in turntable sales in the former half of this year compared to the same period last year. Sorted by age, the rate of [...]