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Reporter : Kim Jae-heun
Sun, December 10, 2023 | 23:59
Discount stores expand bakery sections to attract more shoppers
Emart and other discount store chains are enhancing their in-store bakeries by introducing more cost-effective products under private brands to attract more customers amid continued high inflation, according to company officials, Sunday.
Asahi's canned 'draft beer' gains popularity among beer lovers
Retailers are going all out to get their hands on Asahi's new super dry draft canned beer, imported by Lotte Asashi Liquor, as they have quickly run out of stock due to high consumer demand since its launch on May 1, according to industry officials, Sunday.
Robots begin to replace humans in F&B industry
An increasing number of local food firms and retailers are beginning to adopt a variety of robots to replace employees amid soaring wages as a result of a shortage of workers and as a way to boost work efficiency, industry officials said Thursday.
Foreign tourists surprised by soaring food prices in Korea
Toey Suwat, a 45-year-old tourist from Thailand was surprised to find out how expensive dining out in Korea has become since her last visit three years ago.
Emart showcases future of offline retail store
While many retailers have followed global trends by going online during COVID-19, Emart has focused on expanding its offline business. This has begun to bear results, according to company officials, Wednesday.
Dongwon F&B runs large-scale promotion in 'family month' of May
Dongwon F&B has kicked off a large sales event with discounts of up to 51 percent for its various health functional foods until the end of June, the company said Tuesday. One of the most prominent products is Ultra Vita Action, a highly concentrated multivitamin produced under its premium health functional food brand Oliniq.
Diageo Korea criticized for allegedly forcing unwanted drinks on local bars
Diageo Korea is facing growing criticism for allegedly forcing bars, nightclubs and other establishments to purchase unwanted liquor products in bundles with its popular whisky Johnnie Walker, according to industry officials, Tuesday.
Retailers ride on Japan marketing to boost sales
Domestic retailers are rushing to launch new products and promotional events utilizing popular Japanese animations as the nation's sentiment against Japan has thawed in recent months, according to industry officials Friday. In 2019, local consumers declared a boycott on many Japanese firms after the neighboring country imposed trade sanctions on Korea over historical conflict...
Hyundai Mobis CEO vows to become mobility platform provider
Hyundai Mobis CEO Cho Sung-hwan attended the 44th Vienna International Motor Symposium in Vienna, Thursday (local time), illustrating the company's future strategy as a mobility platform provider, company officials said Friday. He spoke about the company's willingness to strengthen its key competitiveness in the future mobility sector, such as with electrification, autonomous...
Dongwon abandons bid to acquire McDonald's Korea
Dongwon Group has abandoned its bid to acquire McDonald's Korea, according to company officials, Thursday, citing an unresolvable disagreement with its U.S. headquarters on how to manage the fast food chain in Korea.