Shoppers are reacting to surging grocery prices by buying cheaper frozen food and using discount schemes offered by retailers.
Vegetable prices are rising due to the long and heavy rains.
Leafy greens are displayed on the refrigerated shelves of a discount store in Seoul Sunday. The continued heavy rain in Korea is pushing vegetable prices up.
Odd hobbies have gone from goofs to more serious pursuits for many in Korea as the pandemic digs in and people have a lot of time on their hands.
A shopper stands in front of the vegetable stand wearing plastic gloves at a major mart in Seoul on Tuesday. Lately, food prices have been rising sharply as more people are eating at home. Prices are expected to rise further as the mercury rises.