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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.

Men wearing make-up driving K-beauty boom

Men wearing make-up – once a practice unique to TV stars and celebrities – is becoming a part of popular culture in South Korea.

South Korean cosmetics stores ‘facing a crisis’

South Korean cosmetics stores that have been the drivers of the ‘K-Beauty’ industry for the past 15 years are facing a crisis, exposing their limitations.

The Lipstick Effect drives South Korea cosmetics sales

The Lipstick Effect has seen a rise in cosmetics sales despite South Korea’s economic downturn of 2018.

Boots Korea launches at Starfield Hanam complex

E-mart has unveiled its first Boots Korea store at its Starfield Hanam shopping complex.

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.

Multi-brand Korean cosmetic shops thrive

Multi-brand Korean cosmetic shops are burgeoning, giving consumers a broader choice of products and price points  as major retail groups battle for market share.

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