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Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Some brand-name shoes were more expensive when ordered abroad compared to local retailers, while most South Koreans still think it’s cheaper to buy foreign products overseas than in South Korea. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said on December 13 that 11 of 18 foreign brand shoes were cheaper in [...]

Cigarette Sales Down 1.1 pct on Campaign, Higher Prices

Cigarette Sales Down 1.1 pct on Campaign, Higher Prices

SEJONG, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of cigarettes in South Korea declined 1.1 percent in the first eight months of 2018 from a year earlier due to a government-led anti-smoking campaign and higher prices, data showed Wednesday. South Korean smokers purchased 2.31 billion 20-cigarette packs in the January-August period, compared with the previous year’s [...]

Starbucks vs. Convenience Stores: Same Beans, Different Prices

Starbucks vs. Convenience Stores: Same Beans, Different Prices

SEOUL, Feb.15 (Korea Bizwire) – From cheap convenience store coffee to 5,000 won beverages at popular coffee franchises, the domestic coffee market seems to be in chaos. Consumers are facing a vast range of products at different prices, and are coming away confused. Industry officials say that there are differences in roasting skills, but the [...]