California Costco shoppers can pick up Daesang kimchiDaesang said yesterday its packaged kimchi brand Jonggatjip Kimchi has made it to the shelves of Costco, the largest warehouse-type retailer based in the United States.
Jonggatjip Kimchi has been available only at Korean and Asian stores in the United States.
While starting to supply its kimchi to Costco stores in Southern California, the company said it plans to expand throughout the country.
According to data from Statistics Korea, the export volume of packaged kimchi to the U.S. amounted to 1,047 tons last year, worth $3.87 million. It was estimated that Daesang’s Jonggatjip Kimchi accounted for 70 percent of imports.