Tea takes Korea as Koreans take to tea

The tea market is expanding in Korea as consumers look for healthier options and as tea becomes an alternative to coffee.   Tea drinks blended...

Shoppertainment – The Symbiosis of K-Pop and TV Home Shopping

  On April 3, K-pop girl group Oh My Girl's unit group Oh My Girl Banhana made a debut through a showcase performance. Interestingly, the...

Korean Online Shopping Brand ‘Style Nanda’ Sell 70% Stake to L’Oreal

French cosmetics company L’Oreal is to acquire 70% stake in South Korean online clothing and cosmetic product brand Style Nanda. One of the leaders of...

San Francisco Bakeries Expand to Seoul

San Francisco’s renowned bakeries are heading to Seoul, Korea. In the midst of the domination of large-scale franchise bakeries in the city, the American...

Value Meal-Shaped McDonald’s Store Opens Near Olympic Venue

On February 8, McDonald’s announced the opening of new store designed especially for 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The new store, which will be open for...

Apple to Open Its First Store in Korea This Weekend

Apple is finally launching its first Apple Store in Seoul, Korea. On January 17, Apple Korea announced that Apple Store’s Seoul outpost will officially...

Koreans Praise Costco’s Reaction to Minimum Wage Increase

While a significant number of companies have been caught using tricks to save on employee wages after recent minimum wage increase in South Korea,...

Forever 21 Launches Beauty Store Riley Rose

Forever 21, a global fast fashion retailer co-founded by a Korean-American couple, has launched its first beauty store insider a mall in Glendale, CA. Named...

Forever 21 Cofounders Do-Won and Jin-Sook Chang Rank 302 on Forbes 400

Do-won and Jin-sook Chang, the cofounders of Forever 21, ranked 302 on Forbes 400, 80 places down from the last year’s rank. According to the...

K-Beauty Brand Flagship Stores Give Tangible Forms to Brand Identities

Over the past few years, Korean beauty products have obtained a cult status in the international market. The success of Korean brands’ new inventions...