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South Korean luxury consumption expands beyond bags

Market researcher Euromonitor reported 4.6 percent growth in South Korea’s luxury market from last year, reaching an agg...

Emart opens fully-automated smart store in Seoul

Customers can type in a cellphone number at the kiosk and insert a credit or debit card to receive a QR code.

How Shinsegae is betting on an aggressive M&A strategy to drive growth

The retail giant has spent over 4 trillion won on M&As this year including the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organiza...

Korean department stores diversify into food delivery services

They are expanding the scope of ‘dawn delivery’ and ‘free return’ services in collaboration with their affiliated online...

Some luxury brands thriving in Korea despite pandemic

Consumers, denied oversea travel, have resorted to spending on luxury goods instead, gaining popularity among the MZ Gen...

Korean websites fined for discriminating against visually impaired people

Collective suit filed against SSG.com, Lotte Mart and e-Bay Korea by 960 visually-impaired people.

South Korean perfume sales surge despite shrinking cosmetics market

“Consumers are replacing cosmetics with perfumes as a way of expressing themselves in the pandemic era."

GS Retail recruits local residents to deliver products

Convenience-store franchise GS Retail plans to hire local residents with ample knowledge about their neighborhoods to sp...

South Korean discount warehouses prosper during pandemic

Unlike shopping malls struggling in the aftermath of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, discount warehouses are seei...

South Korean department stores look to VIPs as sales slide

South Korea's department-store industry has launched an all-out effort to secure VIP customers who spend more than ordin...

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