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From TV to Online, Offline, S. Korean Retailers Go Beyond Boundaries

From TV to Online, Offline, S. Korean Retailers Go Beyond Boundaries

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers are increasingly crossing the boundaries between their commerce platforms from television to offline and online to attract more customers, market watchers said Thursday. Shinsegae TV Shopping Inc., the home shopping arm of retail giant Shinsegae, is set to open an offline shop for luxury goods sold [...]

Retailers Add Evening Classes at Culture Centers to Match Shorter Working Hours

Retailers Add Evening Classes at Culture Centers to Match Shorter Working Hours

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Retailers are adding evening programs at their culture centers to accommodate office workers who will have extra time due to shortened legal working hours starting next month, industry officials said Tuesday. More customers are registering in evening classes at some retailers, including Hyundai Department Store, which increased after-work programs [...]

Tyco Retail Solutions Helps Retailers Protect More of What’s in Store with Over 63 Billion Items “Retail-ready”

Tyco Retail Solutions Helps Retailers Protect More of What’s in Store with Over 63 Billion Items “Retail-ready”

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Tyco Retail Solutions today announced it has surpassed 63 billion consumer products source tagged to date, helping retailers protect more of what’s in store. Setting a retail industry milestone with Sensormatic merchandise source tagging, the program has also achieved seven years of consecutive growth since 2011. Tyco’s program [...]

Online Malls Suffer Losses in Keen Competition Despite Growing Sales: Sources

Online Malls Suffer Losses in Keen Competition Despite Growing Sales: Sources

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s online shopping malls are expected to post a combined 1 trillion won (US$915 million) operating loss this year as they offer excessive discounts in a competition with rivals to dominate the growing market, industry sources said Wednesday. The rising losses over the past few years come amid [...]

S. Korean Retailers Rev up Push to Expand Cashierless Stores

S. Korean Retailers Rev up Push to Expand Cashierless Stores

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Just past noon on a recent Monday, a 30-something woman entered a small brick-and-mortar shop in the heart of Seoul, the kind of commonly seen convenience store in South Korea that sells a little bit of everything. Except, it was locked until the shopper tagged her credit card on [...]

Retailers Slow Down Opening of new Department Stores amid Rising Online Shopping

Retailers Slow Down Opening of new Department Stores amid Rising Online Shopping

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s three leading department store operators will not open new branches in the next two years as local consumers increasingly opt for online shopping, industry sources said Thursday. Lotte, Hyundai and Shinsegae, which account for 80 percent of the department store market in South Korea, have no plans to [...]

South Korean Retail Giants Eye Overseas Push

South Korean Retail Giants Eye Overseas Push

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s retail giants, faced with cut-throat competition in the rapidly saturating domestic market, are turning their attention to overseas markets in conjunction with small and mid-sized businesses to secure a new growth driver, industry watchers said Thursday. The country’s three major retail conglomerates – Shinsegae Group, Lotte Group [...]