Seoul to get its first Emart Traders branch next monthEmart, a Shinsegae Group company, will open a new branch of Traders, its big-box warehouse chain, in Seoul next month.
It will be the first branch in the capital.
The outlet will be located in Wolgye-dong, Nowon District, northern Seoul, with the opening scheduled for March 14.
The Wolgye Traders is being built in the parking lot of Emart’s Wolgye store. The warehouse store will be 9,917 square meters (106,746 square feet) in size, with 45,302 square meters of floor area.
Emart said the annual sales goal for the first Seoul branch of Traders is 140 billion won ($12.6 million). The company is planning to raise the new branch’s competitiveness by offering instant and fresh food at prices that could be 45 to 50 percent lower than the average price at department stores.
There are currently 15 Traders branches nationwide, and Emart is planning to expand the number to 18 by the end of this year.
By Jin Min-ji