Ms. Seo, a 31-year-old office worker, doesn’t wait for the mailman anymore. If friends need to send her something, she tells them to use their nearest convenience store.
Korea's diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) crisis is over, with the vital engine fluid now selling at your nearest convenience store.
GS Retail acquired more of food start-up Cookat for some 55 billion won ($46 million) and became the largest shareholder.
An avatar stands in a virtual GS25 branch created on Naver's metaverse application Zepeto. The virtual branch opened on Wednesday, along with a cafe, kitchen and an area where users can play games with each other.
Convenience stores are deploying high-tech solutions to make their unmanned stores safer and more efficient.
The Emart24 convenience store franchise opened its third store in Malaysia on Thursday.
Effort by convenience stores to get rid of food close to its "sell by" date have proved to be new source of revenue.
Korean households are about to get free money from the government in the form of 250,000 won ($214) emergency relief grants -- and retailers are hoping to pull a lot of it into their cash registers.
Convenience stores are trying to position themselves as more affordable alternatives to the big discount supermarkets, selling low-cost house-brand items including ramyeon and microwaveable rice.
Retailers are expanding partnerships with finance companies to reach out to the younger generation.