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House Sharing Market Takes Off

House Sharing Market Takes Off

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — As housing shortages continue and crimes threaten single-person households, shared houses are becoming increasingly popular for their cost-effectiveness and stability benefits. On Monday, the house-sharing platform Come&Stay Co. unveiled the findings of a recent survey that showed that the preference for house sharing was growing fast. The survey was [...]

Gov’t Forms Committee to Deal with Oversupply of Vegetables

Gov’t Forms Committee to Deal with Oversupply of Vegetables

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs established the Vegetable Industry Development Planning Committee on Tuesday to prevent an oversupply of vegetables as an increasing number of single-person households are purchasing fewer vegetables at the market. “An oversupply of vegetables is becoming more severe as single-person or double-income [...]

S. Korea’s Instant Meals Market Expands Beyond Single-person Households

S. Korea’s Instant Meals Market Expands Beyond Single-person Households

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean market for instant meals has expanded beyond single-person households to the middle-aged population, the country’s leading processed foods maker, CJ Cheiljedang Corp., said Monday. The ready-to-eat items, often referred to as home meal replacement (HMR) products here, have become increasingly popular, mainly on the back of [...]

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

Busan Metropolitan Council to Address ‘Lonely’ Single-person Households

BUSAN, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of single-person households in South Korea, the Busan Metropolitan Council plans to deliberate on a ‘loneliness prevention’ bill. “We are trying to develop new legislation that can address the loneliness problem, which is becoming a serious social issue resulting in suicide and solitary deaths,” said [...]

Small Appliances Popular on Rising Number of 1-person Households

Small Appliances Popular on Rising Number of 1-person Households

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Small consumer electronics products are gaining popularity in South Korea due mainly to an increase in the number of single-person households, online shopping malls said Tuesday. Gmarket, a major online shopping mall, said the company chalked up sharp sales increases in most relatively high-priced small home appliances in the [...]

Study Shows Sharp Increase in Single-person Households

Study Shows Sharp Increase in Single-person Households

SEOUL, Jun. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — As more young people are putting off getting married or avoiding civil unions altogether, a survey has revealed that the number of single-person households is rising quickly, especially centered around those in their late 20s. In addition, new statistics show that despite a decreasing number of temporary workers and [...]

CJ Cheiljedang to Spend 200 Billion Won on Instant Food Business

CJ Cheiljedang to Spend 200 Billion Won on Instant Food Business

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – CJ Cheiljedang Corp., South Korea’s leading processed foods maker, said Wednesday it will invest 200 billion won (US$176 million) to further foster its instant meal business in the next three years to meet robust consumer demands. The affiliate of the country’s food and entertainment giant CJ said it aims [...]