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Starbucks is expanding Teavana in South Korea, with the number of its premium Reserve-branded coffee houses serving the teas expanded from 13 to 52.
A giveaway promotion from Starbucks in South Korea has drawn the ire of critics who allege consumers are buying coffee and dumping it to gain enough points for free goods.
Fast Retailing is closing its GU South Korea stores, but will continue selling online in the market, after sales were hit by ongoing anti-Japan protests and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Korean cosmetic brand Vely Vely is banking on Indonesian YouTube star “Sunnydahye” to increase brand awareness as it launches into Southeast Asia.
South Korean retail group Lotte Shopping will sell off 121 stores this year in an attempt to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on sales.
A year has passed since South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee shop opened in Seoul’s eastern Seongsu neighbourhood: but what impact has the US chain had?
South Korea is set to introduce disposable cup deposits at coffee shops and fast-food outlets, starting 2022, in its latest efforts to cut carbon emissions.
Eyewear retailer Gentle Monster has collaborated with Black Pink’s Jennie to launch ‘Jentle Home’ pop up in Seoul, South Korea.
Lotte Department Store, one of South Korea’s country’s major department-store chain operators, will introduce a do-not-disturb shopping service.
South Korean beauty firm AmorePacific has acquired a substantial minority stake in Australian luxury skincare brand Rationale.
Kurly, a South Korea-based grocery-delivery startup, has netted Series E funding totalling US$160 million, led by DST Global.
A second Starbucks community store has opened in South Korea as a “hub for young people and prospective startups to share information about networking and starting their own businesses”.