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Japan and South Korea battle it out in Vietnam retail market

South Korean companies are engaged in a fierce battle with Japanese rivals in the Vietnam retail market, which has emerged as a “post-China.”

South Korean convenience-store chain CU to accept cryptocurrency

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

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.

CU convenience stores parent records sales leap

The parent of South Korea’s CU convenience stores has reported a 600 per cent leap in operating profit.

South Korean convenience store openings drop

South Korean convenience store openings in South Korea fell last year, according to industry data.

South Korean convenience store operators agree to curb competition

South Korean convenience store operators have agreed not to engage in cut-throat competition.

Surge in mobile payments at South Korean convenience stores

Mobile payments at South Korean convenience stores have more than doubled this year thanks to the greater use of smartphones.

7-Eleven South Korea tops franchisee-dispute tally

7-Eleven South Korea has run up the greatest number of formal disputes between head office and franchisees of any franchise business in the country.

Rivals in race for Ministop South Korea chain

Shinsegae and Lotte are competing to take full ownership of Ministop South Korea.

South Korean convenience store chains prosper

South Korea convenience store operators GS25 and CU recorded strong earnings in the second quarter of this year.

South Korean c-stores boost private-label ranges

More South Korean c-stores are set to launch in-house products as local retailers move to attract more consumers with price competitiveness.

SK Telecom to invest US$449 million into 11Street Shopping Mall

South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom has announced a US$449 million investment into 11Street Shopping Mall.