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Korean Valentine’s Day Celebrates Friendship more than Love

Korean Valentine’s Day Celebrates Friendship more than Love

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Valentine’s Day is still one of the most meaningful occasions for lovers, but for South Koreans, it has become a day to express friendship between colleagues, classmates, and even family members.  Big data analysis firm Daumsoft said Monday that the word “friends” has been the most popular term related [...]

Valentine’s Day Rush to Bring Temporary Boon for Business

Valentine’s Day Rush to Bring Temporary Boon for Business

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – With only a week remaining until Valentine’s Day, demand is soaring for restaurants and hotels, and, of course, the traditional chocolates. According to industry watchers, hotels started promoting special overnight packages a while ago, and many have already been sold out.  Among the (luxury) hotel and restaurant options is [...]

Chocolate Lovers Save with Overseas Direct Purchases

Chocolate Lovers Save with Overseas Direct Purchases

SEOUL, Feb.14 (Korea Bizwire) – On Valentine’s day, a new report shows that foreign brand chocolates are significantly cheaper when bought directly from sellers abroad instead of at Korean stores. The Korea Consumer Agency revealed that if one buys many chocolates within the customs-exempt limit for overseas direct purchases, the total price will be  cheaper [...]

Middle-Aged Koreans Increasingly Responsive to Holiday Marketing

Middle-Aged Koreans Increasingly Responsive to Holiday Marketing

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been reported that more and more middle-aged Koreans are commemorating Valentine’s Day and White Day. According to Lotte Department Store, which analyzed last year’s purchase patterns for customers living in the Busan area, more people in their 40s and 50s purchased chocolates and candies compared to five years ago. [...]

Seven out of Ten Young Koreans Say No to Valentine’s Day

Seven out of Ten Young Koreans Say No to Valentine’s Day

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Although Valentine’s Day has in the past been celebrated in Korea with enthusiasm, it appears that young Koreans are starting to get fed up with all the troubles they have to go through to enjoy the holiday. According to a survey conducted by matchmaking services firm DUO on 542 [...]

Starbucks and Match to Host the World’s Largest Starbucks during Valentine’s Day

Starbucks and Match to Host the World’s Largest Starbucks during Valentine’s Day

SEATTLE, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Starbucks  and Match are offering singles new opportunities to connect at Starbucks. With more than 3 million members already listing “coffee and conversation” as one of their interests, starting today, Match members will now be able to use the “Meet at Starbucks” feature [...]

[Feature] Black Day Is Coming: Marketing Ploy or Real Chance to Get out of Single Status?

[Feature] Black Day Is Coming: Marketing Ploy or Real Chance to Get out of Single Status?

SEOUL, Korea, April 12, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – April 14 is the day Korea’s singles try to avoid going out as much as possible. Following Valentine’s Day on February 14, most East Asians observe White Day on March 14 on which boys and men give chocolate gifts to girls and women in return for the [...]