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First Conran Shop in Seoul is UK brand’s biggest yet

The first Conran Shop in Seoul has opened – and it is the British luxury furniture and home accessories retailer’s largest store globally.

Luxury labels increase focus on burgeoning South Korean market

South Korean consumers’ love for luxury labels is encouraging high-end brands to take bold, innovative moves into the market, opening pop-up stores and staging world-exclusive fashion shows.

Lotte brings Rezolve to South Korea

South Korean retail conglomerate Lotte is bringing London mobile shopping tech startup Rezolve into its market.

South Korean c-stores pursue vegetarian market

The popularity of diets based on vegetables is on the rise as an increasing number of South Korean consumers are looking for healthy and ethical consumption. As a result, South Korean c-stores are launching growing ranges of vegetarian products to meet demand. Nongshim, South Korea’s top instant-noodles maker, last month released stir-fried noodles that don’t contain any meat. Si…

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.”

Lotte Duty Free wins Changi Airport Group liquor & tobacco concession

Changi Airport Group has awarded its liquor & tobacco concession tender to Lotte Duty Free. The company will succeed DFS Group when the concession contract expires next year. The awarding of the liquor & tobacco concession ends a fierce contest between some of the world’s leading travel retailers, including Gebr Heinemann and The Shilla Duty Free. Changi Airport Group (CAG…

K-beauty brands vow to defend against Sephora South Korea onslaught

South Korea’s big-name beauty retailers are prepared to defend their market share from the launch of Sephora South Korea, which debuts this week.

Dunhill opens two new stores in South Korea

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

Rihanna holds makeup workshop in Seoul

A Rihanna makeup class was held at Lotte World Towerin partnership with Fenty Beauty

South Korean retailers are fighting the e-commerce onslaught with ‘malling’ strategy

Cornered by a low-price offensive from online sellers, South Korean retailers are striking back with a so-called ‘malling’ strategy.

Three-way battle for Singapore Changi liquor and tobacco concessions

Three travel retail companies are in the running to take over the liquor and tobacco concession at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

South Korean chains stop selling DHC products after offensive YouTube slur

South Korean health-and-beauty stores have suspended sales of products from Japanese beauty firm DHC Corp, after the company made offensive remarks about Koreans.