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‘Unprecedented’ South Korean boycott damaging Japan’s retailers, manufacturers

Having run for more than 100 days, the scale of South Korea’s ongoing boycott movement against Japanese products is unprecedented.

Taubman Asia names new president

Taubman Asia president Peter Sharp has resigned after almost three years in the role.

House of BTS pop-up store to open in Seoul

A House of BTS pop-up store will launch in Seoul on October 18, featuring merchandise from the famous K-pop boy-band.

South Korean convenience-store chain CU to accept cryptocurrency

Major South Korean convenience-store chain CU is preparing to accept payments in cryptocurrency.

Habit Burger Grill to make South Korea debut

America’s Habit Burger Grill is eyeing South Korea expansion in partnership with consulting firm Bridging Culture Worldwide.

Asia cited as Ted Baker swings to a loss

UK fashion house Ted Baker has slumped into the red in the first half of the year, its position not helped by a 15.2-per-cent fall in sales in Asia.

Cosmetics startup La Bouche Rouge makes Hong Kong its Asian launchpad

French cosmetics startup La Bouche Rouge has chosen Hong Kong as its first Asian market ahead of a regional rollout.

Dunhill opens two new stores in South Korea

British luxury menswear house Dunhill has opened two new retail locations in South Korea.

Most-loved South Korean brands revealed

This year’s most-loved South Korean brands have been named by the Brandstars Selection Committee.

Kakao Friends expands to Europe with IMG

Korean mobile lifestyle platform company Kakao has associated with IMG to exclusively license its iconic character brand Kakao Friends in Europe.

South Korea’s CU convenience store chain to open in Vietnam

South Korea’s CU convenience store chain will expand its footprint to Vietnam, its second international market after Mongolia.

Subscription services taking off in South Korea

The subscription economy, through which one can periodically receive products or services instead of purchasing them outright, is on the rise.