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Controversy Looms over Delivery Hero’s Proposed Takeover of Woowa

Controversy Looms over Delivery Hero’s Proposed Takeover of Woowa

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A US$4 billion deal by Germany’s Delivery Hero to acquire South Korea’s largest food delivery app operator, Woowa Brothers, has stirred up controversy here, as some politicians and small merchants have raised concerns about the monopoly status the merged entity will have if the deal is approved. For years, [...]

Delivery Hero Buys Food Delivery App Baemin in US$4 bln Deal

Delivery Hero Buys Food Delivery App Baemin in US$4 bln Deal

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Germany-based company Delivery Hero has agreed to buy South Korea’s top food delivery app operator, Woowa Brothers Corp., for US$4 billion, industry officials said Friday. The German firm, which also has second-biggest delivery player Yogiyo under its wing, will acquire an 87 percent stake in Woowa Borthers, operators of [...]

Animal Activists Protest Event that “Makes Fun” of Chicken Deaths

Animal Activists Protest Event that “Makes Fun” of Chicken Deaths

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal activists who on Sunday crashed the venue of an ongoing “chicken certification event” held by Woowa Brothers, operators of a delivery service app, held a demonstration in front of the company’s head office in Songpa-gu, Seoul, yesterday, pressing the company to stop “making fun of the deaths of [...]

Startup Develops Food Delivery Robot

Startup Develops Food Delivery Robot

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Woowa Brothers Corp., a South Korean startup that operates the country’s most popular food dlivery app, “Baedal Minjok,” said Thursday that it is currently developing an autonomous delivery robot. The self-driving robot – named “Dilly” — is being co-built by a team of researchers from Korea University and is expected to be commercialized [...]

Food Delivery Apps Expanding Rapidly in S. Korea

Food Delivery Apps Expanding Rapidly in S. Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Food delivery mobile applications are growing rapidly in South Korea, driven by burgeoning demand amid the spread of the lone-eating trend and a rising number of single households, industry sources said Tuesday. Baedal Minjok, a leading mobile delivery app run by local startup Woowa Brothers, raked in 84.8 billion [...]

Line and Woowa Brothers Join Hands to Kick off Food Delivery Business in Japan

Line and Woowa Brothers Join Hands to Kick off Food Delivery Business in Japan

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Woowa Brothers Corp., Korea’s food delivery app developer, said on October 10 that it would launch a new service “Line Wow” jointly with Japan’s Line, a mobile messenger service. The two companies will make available a food delivery app and corresponding services within the year’s end. In the beginning, the [...]