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Korean retailers move to capitalise on ‘petfam’ trend

With a growing number of so-called ‘petfam’ South Koreans regard their companion animals as family members, the retail industry is launching various marketing campaigns to target this new demographic.

South Korea’s largest retailers forced to embrace delivery services

South Korea’s largest retailers are having to invest in logistics to cope with rising online spending and personalised delivery services.

Tesco Thailand could open 750 new convenience stores

Tesco Thailand is evaluating opening 750 more convenience stores, which would expand its overall network by about 50 per cent.

MBK calls off Korean Homeplus property float

South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners has cancelled a planned Homeplus property float due to lack of interest.

H&M to open in Homeplus Bucheon

Swedish fashion label H&M is launching an outlet at the Homeplus Bucheon hypermarket in South Korea.

Homeplus Special makes debut in Daegu

Korean discounter Homeplus has opened a bulk products and grocery store hybrid called Homeplus Special in Daegu.

Homeplus may establish and list REIT

South Korean hypermarket chain Homeplus is considering establishing a real-estate investment trust.

Massive Homeplus fine for franchisee misrepresentation  

Massive $450,000 Homeplus fine follows misleading advice to 206 prospective franchisees.

Korean retail giants face prosecution for deceiving shoppers

Korean retail giants face imminent legal action by government authorities after allegedly deceiving shoppers.

Korean singles driving retail reform

The rapidly rising ranks of Korean singles is driving huge changes in the country’s retail industry.

Homeplus customer data breach ruling overturned

South Korea’s top court has overturned an acquittal over the high-profile Homeplus customer data sale from 2011-14.

Shinhan card service offers discount

South Korean credit card Shinhan has introduced a service that offers a 10 per cent discount at franchise outlets.