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GS25 launches shared-bike charging service

Starting June, customers of South Korean GS25 convenience stores will be able to charge shared electric bicycles or kickboards.

BoonTheShop to open at Bergdorf Goodman

Shinsegae Group will open its luxury concept store BoonTheShop at upscale US department store Bergdorf Goodman.

South Korean K-pop merchandise sales surge to US$132 million last year

South Korea’s K-pop merchandise market is booming, reaching US$132 million last year.

‘Abysmal’ start to South Korean Zero Pay pilot

The Seoul city government’s smartphone-based Zero Pay payment-program pilot posted an abysmal track record in its first full month of service, data showed Wednesday.

Shinsegae South Korea to launch online shopping platform

Shinsegae South Korea and its discount store chain Emart, will integrate their online shopping mall operations into SSG.com from Friday.

The 2019 Korea Grand Sale kicks off

The 2019 Korea Grand Sale, a shopping festival for foreign tourists is underway and will run until February 28.

South Korea to ban single-use plastic bags from sale

South Korea is to ban big-time supermarkets and retailers nationwide from giving out single-use plastic bags in an attempt to conserve natural resources and reduce recyclable waste.

Party supplies sales surge in South Korea

Demand for party supplies from South Korean retailers is soaring as a growing number of people prefer to host end-of-year celebrations at home.

South Koreans spending more on Chinese online stores

South Koreans are spending more at Chinese online stores, according to credit-card spending data.

South Korean convenience store operators agree to curb competition

South Korean convenience store operators have agreed not to engage in cut-throat competition.

Fashion label Handsome to release AI-designed clothes

South Korean fashion label Handsome says it will release the country’s first clothes designed with AI.

Seven Locker service launched by 7-Eleven South Korea

7-Eleven South Korea has launched an unmanned locker service called Seven Locker at two stores in Seoul.


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