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Apple Korea confirms store

Apple Korea will open its first store in November – but it still won’t say where…

Seoul Michelin Guide launched

The first ever edition of the Seoul Michelin Guide has been released.  

Seoul police bust fake label retailers

Seoul police busted four retailers on Monday for selling counterfeit products of luxury brands in Myeongdong, one of the busiest tourist and shopping districts in Seoul.

K-Pop stars to launch Korea Sale Festa 2016

K-Pop stars like 2PM, Shinee and Sistar will headline the ceremony for Korea Sale Festa 2016.

Korea’s first Karaoke Convenience Store launched

Retailer CU has teamed with Su Karaoke to launch what is possibly the world’s first  Karaoke Convenience Store.

Indonesian coffee showcase to open in Seoul

A cafe specialising in artisanal Indonesian coffee is planned to open soon on the Bojeong-dong Cafe Street in Seoul.

Galleria Duty Free 63 opens in Seoul

Galleria Duty Free 63 has been officially opened in downtown Seoul.

Seoul insect restaurant opens

Papillon’s Kitchen, a new Seoul insect restaurant has been packed since its opening – and is fully booked for the next few months.

Lotte El Cube – Korea’s new compact mall

South Korean department store retailer Lotte is launching a new type of shopping mall in Seoul – the Lotte El Cube.

Chinese spend $13.8bn abroad during Spring Festival

Chinese overseas travellers spent US$13.8 billion overseas during this month’s Spring Festival.

Korean d-stores offer instant tax refunds to tourist

South Korean department stores will start offering instant tax refund services to foreign customers from this month as part of an effort to boost sales.  

Shinsegae Group in massive expansion plan

Shinsegae Group says it will invest 4.1 trillion won ($3.4 billion) this year and hire 14,400 new staff to expand its retail business and revitalise the “sagging domestic economy”.