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Coupang opens massive Korean online toy store

Ecommerce platform Coupang has opened what it says is the largest Korean online toy store specialising in Steam products.

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Korean shoppers embrace the winter chill

A new study has revealed that Korean shoppers embrace the cold winter climate – but not much beyond minus 5 degrees.


Homely touch for Yongin City’s flagship Samsung Digital Plaza  

Samsung Digital Plaza takes on a new look in Yongin City flagship.

Hanbok Coupang

Coupang takes traditional dress online

Coupang has opened an online store specialising in hanbok, Korean traditional clothing.

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Minigood chain going to Israel

South Korea’s Minigood chain is heading for Israel under a franchise agreement.

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Korea Ginseng Corp taps into beauty and health market

KGC expands into health and beauty market with its experimental stores.

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Gentle Monster brings fantasy to Guangzhou

Gentle Monster has opened its fifth flagship store for China, in Guangzhou.


Pradera Retail launches M-Square in Shanghai

Pradera Retail Asia has launched M-Square at Mosaic Shanghai on East Nanjing Road.


GS Retail rebrands Watsons Korea as Lalavla

GS Retail is rebranding Watsons in South Korea as Lalavla with the aim of appealing to a younger demographic.


Asia expansion to follow Citiesocial funding boost

With series-A funding of US$2.75 million, Taiwan online retailer Citiesocial seeks to expand into other parts of Asia.

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Singapore’s GIC injects US$91 million into E-Land Group

Singapore’s GIC has injected KW100 billion (US$91 million) into Korean retail major E-Land Group.

UniFriend Vietnam

UniFriend Vietnam plans Ho Chi Minh City expansion

Korean childrenswear brand UniFriend Vietnam is planning expansion into Ho Chi Minh City via franchising.


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