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Restaurant owners reel due to soaring ingredient prices
A 34-year-old owner of a salad restaurant surnamed Kim expected his business to improve shortly after the government drastically eased COVID-19 quarantine measures on April 18. However, soaring prices of wheat, cooking oil and other ingredients triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine have severely impacted his business.
Woowa Brothers founder visits US to see cooking, delivery robots
Woowa Brothers founder Kim Bong-jin recently visited University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to check out the latest robot developed by Dennis Hong, a professor and founding director of the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa), according to Hong's Instagram. Hong posted pictures of Kim and himself at his research center on June 1, where the founder was looking at a ...
Corporate sponsors in dilemma over Son Heung-min's skyrocketing model fee
A number of companies are facing a dilemma over whether to extend their advertisement contracts with football star Son Heung-min as his modeling fees have skyrocketed in line with his improved performance in the English Premier League (EPL), according to company officials Wednesday.
D&S Technology showcases latest anti-terrorism devices
D&S Technology participated in the first anti-terrorism policy development seminar, organized jointly by the Korean National Police University (KNPU) and the Korea Institute for Crisis management Analysis (KICA) on Tuesday, where counterterrorism experts discussed ways to defend important national and multi-use facilities.
Daewoo E&C offers health programs for workers
After the Korean government decided to lift most of the social distancing rules against COVID-19 recently, people's expectations for returning to normal life have been growing. But because so many people became used to night curfews and working from home over the last two years, they are suffering from aftereffects of the pandemic, or the so-called “Corona Blues.”
Lotte to pull out of China, focus on Southeast Asia
Lotte, Korea's largest retailer, has decided to pull out of China altogether, due to the country's continued retaliation against Korean firms after Seoul's decision to station a U.S. anti-missile battery in 2016, as well as sluggish private consumption amid the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown. Instead, Lotte plans to focus on Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian...
Lotte, Shinsegae to compete in NFT market
Korea's two largest retailers Lotte and Shinsegae are competing in the non-fungible token (NFT) market by introducing their own bear characters, according to company officials Tuesday. This is seen as a step toward ultimately building a metaverse platform where they will attract customers to shop in the three-dimensional (3D) virtual world.
Subway Korea appoints former Outback Steakhouse CEO as new head
Subway Korea has appointed former Outback Steakhouse Korea CEO Cho In-soo as its new country director, replacing former head Colin Clark who managed the sandwich restaurant franchise here for the past 15 years, the company said Wednesday. Clark left the firm in March.
POSCO Energy to cooperate with CIP in wind power, green hydrogen businesses
POSCO Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Danish renewable energy asset management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to cooperate in the offshore wind power and green hydrogen businesses, the company said Tuesday. The two companies plan to establish a supply chain to provide steel to the developing offshore wind power business, while crea...
Consumers alarmed by high sodium, saturated fat in meal-kits
A 32-year-old office worker surnamed Kim said he has gained 5 kilograms over the past three months since he started eating home meal replacement (HMR) products sold at grocery stores. Kim thought it would be healthier to eat freshly prepared meal kits rather than offerings sold by convenience stores or fast-food chains.
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