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South Korean health-and-beauty brand CJ Olive Young is seeking to expand in Southeast Asia.
Book reviews on YouTube are driving massive spikes in sales of some titles and even influencing the demographics profiles of buyers of titles.
South Korean department stores are elevating their VIP shopping experience by refurbishing their outlets, expanding services to shore up profitability.
Hyundai Department Store has won a license to operate a duty-free outlet in Seoul.
The first The Conran Shop in South Korea has opened in Seoul inside a Lotte Department store.
Security-label technology has been launched in South Korea that can prevent “label replacement” on clothing preventing counterfeit items being disguised as genuine. The state-run Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corp (Komsco) says its security-label technology can make labels for clothing using fibres containing special security materials. If the label is pl…
Malaysian restaurant brand Go Noodle House has launched in Singapore – and is now preparing to enter five other Asia-Pacific markets.
Several major K-beauty companies were found guilty of misinforming consumers after paying influencers on social networks like Instagram to promote their products. South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) ordered seven companies including AmorePacific, LG Household and Health Care and L’Oreal Korea to pay 269 million won (US$228,740) in fines. The K-beauty companies paid influencer…
Homegrown South Korean chain Hollys Coffee has replaced Starbucks as the country’s most-loved coffee brand. The Korea Consumer Agency conducted a survey of 1031 consumers between September 4 and 16 who had frequented six major coffee brands in South Korea, in which Hollys Coffee received the highest score of 3.95/5 in overall consumer satisfaction. Starbucks, the most successful co…
Artisanal coffee roaster and retailer Blue Bottle has been rumoured to be expanding into Hong Kong since netizens discovered job postings for a brand experience manager and operations director back in August.
After a tough year, South Korean retail giants are tipped to log a modest improvement in their earnings next year on the back of improved business conditions and cost-cutting efforts, industry sources say.
South Korean coffee chain Ediya Coffee has opened its 3000th store.