Retailers roll out their annual duck and cucumber specialsRetailers are offering big discounts on ducks and cucumbers for the duck and cucumber day on May 2nd.
Duck in Korean is pronounced “oli” and cumbers “oyi,” rhyming with May 2 or “owol yi il” in Korean, and duck and cucumber days were created as part of retailers’ marketing programs.
Dahyang Duck, the country’s No.1 processed duck meat producer, will offer 30 to 50 percent discounts on its main line of products through May 6 at major retailers.
At E-Mart, 600 grams of smoked duck meat slices will sell for about 8,000 won ($7.45).
At Homeplus, 400 grams of herb garlic smoked slices will be sold for about 8,000 won.
Lotte Mart and online retailers will also offer similar savings, according the company.
“We wanted to offer discounts so that our consumers will get to enjoy more of our duck products during the holidays,” said Park Eun-hee, an executive at Dahyang Duck.
Cumbers will also be on sale. Nonghyup stores will offer 20 to 30 percent discounts on cucumbers on and around May 2.