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Agriculture Ministry, Naver Work Together to Offer Info on ‘Virus-safe’ Restaurants

Agriculture Ministry, Naver Work Together to Offer Info on ‘Virus-safe’ Restaurants

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Thursday it has collaborated with the country’s top online portal operator Naver Corp. to provide information on restaurants that follow guidelines on the prevention of the new coronavirus. The government said earlier it will release data on restaurants that follow sanitary guidelines and induce [...]

Big Data Shows Why Restaurant Businesses are Struggling

Big Data Shows Why Restaurant Businesses are Struggling

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A big data analysis has revealed that the once popular consumer trends of exploring gourmet restaurants and having get-togethers after work, which have bolstered the growth of restaurant businesses in South Korea, have declined sharply due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The state-run Small Enterprise and Market Service carried [...]

Restaurant Owners Desperate as Food Delivery Apps Bombarded with Registration Requests

Restaurant Owners Desperate as Food Delivery Apps Bombarded with Registration Requests

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus continues to rage on, an increasing number of small restaurants are jumping into the delivery business. The phenomenon of an overwhelming number of businesses attempting to join delivery platforms is resulting in processing delays for each application. Vroong, a food delivery platform, reported that the number [...]

Rising Commission Rates Exacerbate Delivery Crisis

Rising Commission Rates Exacerbate Delivery Crisis

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Demand for food delivery service has surged following torrential summer rain and the coronavirus outbreak. But food vendors are frustrated after delivery platforms decided to raise their commission fees last month. Some experts argue that major e-commerce compoanies such as Coupang are responsible for heightening commission rates as they [...]

Restaurants Unhappy with Delivery App Advertising Costs and Commissions

Restaurants Unhappy with Delivery App Advertising Costs and Commissions

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has showed that most of South Korea’s delivery app-affiliated restaurants are feeling a huge burden from the costs that they have to pay to delivery app operators. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Incheon Metropolitan Government and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government jointly carried out a survey of [...]

Naver Map Introduces New AI-based Restaurant Recommendation Service

Naver Map Introduces New AI-based Restaurant Recommendation Service

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Map users will now be able to receive recommendations of nearby restaurants through artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, announced Monday that it will introduce ‘Smart Around’, a new AI-based location recommendation service, for Naver Map. Smart Around, first developed in 2018, [...]

Social Media Account Selling Restaurant Leftovers Attracts Attention

Social Media Account Selling Restaurant Leftovers Attracts Attention

DAEGU, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Daegu citizens are working together on social media to prop up local businesses, which have been hit hard by the rapidly growing coronavirus outbreak. A Facebook page introducing restaurants in Daegu posted Friday that many establishments are losing money due to the COVID-19 epidemic. These restaurants saw their sales [...]