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Restaurant Industry Places Bigger Focus on Side Dishes to Offset Higher Cost Burden

Restaurant Industry Places Bigger Focus on Side Dishes to Offset Higher Cost Burden

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the rapid growth of food delivery services, South Korea’s restaurant industry is placing more emphasis on the development and marketing of side dishes. To offset the heightened burden stemming from delivery app commissions and fees charged by delivery companies, the restaurant industry [...]

Food Volunteer Programs Help Pyongyang’s Busy Households

Food Volunteer Programs Help Pyongyang’s Busy Households

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Volunteer programs where merchants come to residential areas early in the morning to sell soup and side dishes to busy, dual-income households are spreading across North Korea. Uriminzokkiri, one of the North’s propaganda websites, reported Sunday on the lives of joint breadwinners taking care of breakfast using the volunteer [...]

Convenience Stores See Sales of Premium Side Dishes for Wine Rise Sharply

Convenience Stores See Sales of Premium Side Dishes for Wine Rise Sharply

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — When consumers buy wine at convenience stores in South Korea, they tend to buy premium side dishes with a value equivalent to about a half of that of the wine. Convenience store chain CU analyzed sales trends at its stores for the period from Sept. 1-23. The analysis showed [...]

Department Store Begins Subscription Service for Side Dishes

Department Store Begins Subscription Service for Side Dishes

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — High-end side dishes, normally available only at department stores, can now be delivered to your doorsteps thanks to a new subscription service. Hyundai Department Store Co. announced Wednesday that it will begin offering the ‘Hyundai Food Weekly Delivery Service’ at its flagship store in Apgujeong-dong, Seoul and 10 other [...]

Startups, Large Corporations Compete for a Piece of “Side Dish” Pie

Startups, Large Corporations Compete for a Piece of “Side Dish” Pie

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of South Korean women opting to work instead of staying at home, and as simple eating habits grow in popularity, e-commerce websites offering side dishes are making great strides. Last year, the market for online sales of side dishes surpassed 100 billion won, and with [...]