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Retailers Release String of Low-price Cakes amid High Inflation

Retailers Release String of Low-price Cakes amid High Inflation

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – With the conspicuous consumption trend of the young generation in their 20s and 30s losing momentum due to high inflation, South Korea’s major retailers are releasing a string of low-price cakes ahead of the Christmas and year-end holiday season. Shinsegae Food Inc., a food business arm of the country’s [...]

Major Retailers Release String of ‘Small’ Products

Major Retailers Release String of ‘Small’ Products

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail industry is releasing a string of small-sized food products targeting consumers who eat smaller amounts of food after dividing larger dishes into smaller portions. Convenience store chain GS25 released two different types of “cup bap,” or cup rice, a quick and cheap meal served in a [...]

Retail Giants Vie to Secure Rare Premium Wines

Retail Giants Vie to Secure Rare Premium Wines

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail giants are stepping up efforts to secure rare premium wines as the domestic wine market is growing at a rapid pace. Lotte Department Store recently hired a string of professional wine sommeliers specialized in sourcing premium foreign wines differentiated from the other wines popular in the [...]

Retail Industry Sees Sales of Halloween Items Rise Year After Year

Retail Industry Sees Sales of Halloween Items Rise Year After Year

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail industry is enjoying a surge in sales of Halloween-related items ahead of the Halloween weekend. Discount retailer Emart Inc. saw annual sales of Halloween items rise by more than 20 percent every year from October 2019 to October 2021. By generation, the consumer base has expanded [...]

Secondhand Market Emerges as Battlefield for S. Korean Retailers

Secondhand Market Emerges as Battlefield for S. Korean Retailers

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail giants are invigorating efforts to dominate the second-hand transaction market, and this focus is expected to accelerate further with Naver Corp. poised to make an entry. The internet portal giant is reviewing the idea that its recently acquired Poshmark Inc., a U.S. social commerce platform specializing [...]

Retailers Open String of Eye-catching Pop-up Stores

Retailers Open String of Eye-catching Pop-up Stores

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major retailers are opening a string of unique pop-up stores as part of efforts to attract more customers. Galleria Department Store is striving to emphasize its “premium” image, opened a Hermes pop-up store for male customers in earlier this month. In September last year, Gucci and Valencia [...]

Retailers Expand In-Store Rest and Entertainment Areas to Attract Customers

Retailers Expand In-Store Rest and Entertainment Areas to Attract Customers

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a decline in the number of customers visiting brick-and-mortar stores due to the rapid growth of the online market, South Korea’s major retailers are expanding rest and entertainment space as part of their survival strategy. Lotte Mart’s Jamsil outlet in Seoul on Sunday opened a futsal court with [...]