Level 3 has not been announced, but retailers are getting ahead of the curve and preparing for the worst.
BGF Retail Chairman Lee Keon-jun, right, hangs up a sign in Yatap-dong in Bundang, Gyeonggi, to celebrate the opening of the company's 15,000th CU convenience store on Monday.
BGF Retail inked a memorandum of understanding with the Utransfer money transfer service to get into financial technology, the companies announced Thursday.
GS Retail, operator of GS25 convenience stores, is merging with GS Home Shopping to strengthen its online and offline businesses.
One of the big winners in the pandemic is the humble convenience store lunch box, the standby of the harried office worker becoming the default choice for many as social distancing keeps them from cafes and restaurants.
Convenience stores are scrambling to manage the higher demand for delivery and at the same time meet new government requirements designed to slow the spread of Covid-19.
Convenience store chain GS25 expanded its late-night delivery service to 2,000 branches across the country, the company announced Monday.
The new, breathable Korea Filter Anti-Droplet (KF-AD) masks will soon be widely available at convenience stores.
As more people avoid restaurants to protect themselves from Covid-19, convenience store lunch boxes are becoming more popular. The chains are now offering more sophisticated and diverse lunch boxes.
Online shopping for booze has been allowed since April 3, and internet sales of wine have been booming. Convenience stores are gearing up to attract more customers and department stores expanding their online wine shops.