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A South Korean Shopping Festival is about to begin, modelled on the likes of Black Friday in the US and Singles’ Day in China. Fierce competition is expected among e-commerce companies this year as well as they take on brick-and-mortar retailers. As recently as a couple years ago, November was an off-season for shopping in South Korea with only a few vendors holding promotional ev…
Massive discount offers have failed to stem a plunge in Uniqlo sales in South Korea, where it has been targeted by the boycott movement.
South Korea’s outdoor-fashion industry is in “dire” condition with brands and retailers “slowly fading into obscurity”.
Vietnamese coffee giant Trung Nguyen says it plans to open 3000 E-Coffee shops next year, before making its debut offshore.
South Korean companies are engaged in a fierce battle with Japanese rivals in the Vietnam retail market, which has emerged as a “post-China.”
Mumuso, a Chinese distributor of household goods accused of imitating a Korean brand, is turning a blind eye to the recent government order to shut down its South Korean branch.
The Burger King Asia-Pacific network has reached a milestone, the 3000th restaurant which just opened in Shanghai.
Facing an unprecedented boycott campaign Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has launched a comeback campaign in South Korea – only to stumble almost immediately. Uniqlo South Korea’s new television commercial rekindled controversy following complaints that the ad made fun of Japanese sex slaves. Following the boycott movement which dates back to July, Uniqlo closed four stores in Sout…
Alibaba Group has launched its 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, taking the annual event into its second decade.
South Korea’s big-name beauty retailers are prepared to defend their market share from the launch of Sephora South Korea, which debuts this week.
Samsung China has opened its first flagship experience store in the market – and it is right opposite its archrival.
South Korean big-box retailer E-mart will sell 13 store buildings and land to improve its financial situation.