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Alcohol Sales Jump since October on Changing Social Mood

Alcohol Sales Jump since October on Changing Social Mood

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of alcoholic beverages have shown an unusual increase since October, a leading retailer said Wednesday, possibly from more people drinking at home after an anti-corruption law took effect.  According to E-Mart, whiskey sales during the Oct. 1-Nov. 21 period rose 11.7 percent compared with the same period last [...]

Alcohol Consumption Survey Spotlights Excessive Drinking among Korean Youth

Alcohol Consumption Survey Spotlights Excessive Drinking among Korean Youth

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Drinking can be fun, and when you’re young, the more the better. But a recent study conducted by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is sounding an alarm for young Koreans and their heavy drinking culture. The survey, conducted from July 18 to August 15 with the [...]

Export Sales of Korean Traditional Liquor on the Rise

Export Sales of Korean Traditional Liquor on the Rise

BUSAN, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With the average legal-aged Korean consuming 90 bottles a year, soju is undoubtedly the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Korea. Virtually unknown abroad, the drink’s popularity has recently begun to pick up momentum overseas.  Busan-based distiller Daesun is better known for its soju brand C1. According to Daesun, [...]

What to Buy in Korea? Tourists Snap Up Popular Items

What to Buy in Korea? Tourists Snap Up Popular Items

SEOUL, Feb.12 (Korea Bizwire) – When traveling in foreign countries, seeing famous tourist attractions, taking in a different culture, and trying the local cuisine are some of the more typical experiences. However, shopping might be one of the most pleasurable activities; allowing tourists to actually bring a piece of the country being visited back home. [...]