Department stores celebrate Yuletide with spectacular displays
The Christmas spirit is changing dramatically in Korea, with department stores leading holiday celebrations.
Korea's retail giants struggle as consumers become stingy spenders
Korea's three major retail companies posted disappointing third-quarter earnings, as they grapple with a slump in consumer spending due to high interest rates and soaring inflation.
Korea Sale Festa returns, bigger and longer than ever
The Korea Sale Festa, Korea's largest annual sale event, will take place from Saturday through Nov. 30. Over 2,400 participating companies will offer discounts on products like automobiles, electronics, food and household goods.
Halloween prep turns eerily quiet as Seoul remembers Itaewon crowd crush
The once-vibrant Halloween festivities featuring carved pumpkins and ghost motifs have been nearly invisible in Korea as people and retailers choose to keep a low profile in remembrance of the nightmarish crowd crush in Itaewon last year.
Pet portrait artist Ben Lenovitz paints a cat at Shinsegae Department Store, where he will hold a pop-up store at three branches including Gangnam, southern Seoul, through Oct. 22.
Chinese tourists flock back to Korea in much-needed economic boost
Chinese tourists are filling up the streets of tourist spots and retail shops in Seoul, following the eased regulations on group tours to Korea.
Big steppe for Emart
Emart opened its fourth store in Mongolia, the Bayangol branch, on Thursday.
Live action art
Andre Saraiva, a Swedish-French graffiti artist, paints on a wall during a live drawing show hosted by Shinsegae Department Store at its Gangnam branch in southern Seoul on Monday.
Alarm spreads as most top Korean firms stagnate
Most of Korea’s top firms have stagnated, as well as backtracking in management and employment, amid multiple global crises, raising alarms of slowing growth in the businesses leading the country’s economy.
Businesses hopeful as China lifts group travel ban to Korea
Chinese tour groups may flood the streets of Seoul from as early as Friday with China lifting its ban on group tours to Korea for the first time in six years.