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South Korean department stores targeting high-end customers

South Korean department stores are elevating their VIP shopping experience by refurbishing their outlets, expanding services to shore up profitability.

Party supplies sales surge in South Korea

Demand for party supplies from South Korean retailers is soaring as a growing number of people prefer to host end-of-year celebrations at home.

Shortened South Korea Sale Festa launches

The annual Korea Sale Festa offers reduced prices on items ranging from electronics and apparel to automobiles and furniture for 10 days.

Lotte store robot a Korean first

A new Lotte store robot marks a first for South Korea’s retail industry.

Shinsegae Department Store uses AI in marketing push

Shinsegae is the first Korean retailer to deploy a marketing strategy using AI technology.

Lotte Department Stores take in online retailers

Online retailers are set to open 13 outlets at Lotte Department Store branches in the next three months.

Korean food companies move into direct retail

Korean food companies are reaching out to consumers through face-to-face encounters at their own branded cafes and restaurants.

Lotte China to buy and build malls

Lotte Group has forged a partnership with a Chinese developer to acquire and build malls in the mainland.

Korean department stores trigger restaurant battle

Korean department stores have become the new battleground for Korean restaurant chains.

Korean anti-graft law spooks retailers

A new Korean anti-graft law is worrying larger retailers and restaurateurs – but smaller players are welcoming the move.

Lotte to use 3D to produce custom shoes

Lotte Department Store introduces a 3D foot-measuring device in Korea for custom shoes.

Lotte launches Korean fashion rental service

Retail giant Lotte has launched a Korean fashion rental service.