Amid soaring coronavirus case numbers in Korea, consumers have been on edge due to the possibility that the social distancing level could be raised, and they would not have access to local major markets and department stores.
Eating at home has surged amid the pandemic and with many more conscious about their health due to the closing of gyms, there has been a shift in attention toward takeout and delivery that are considered to be healthier, low-calorie options.
Market Kurly, an e-commerce operator known for fresh produce, has come under fire for selling eggs from chickens housed in the very worst conditions that the Korean rating system permits.
This year, various disinfection items and health supplements are offered by retailers to help students stay safe and strong during the pandemic. As usual, sweets and items for keeping warm are also dominating the market shelves.
A 34-year-old woman living in Banpo-dong recently failed to order fresh food products through SSG.com, the e-commerce arm of Shinsegae Group, due to a shortage of supplies. She tried again through Market Kurly, but faced to the same problem.
Coupang shut a delivery center in Seocho District, southern Seoul, on Monday after a worker there tested positive for Covid-19.
The tteobokki at Miro was never a regular menu item and still isn’t. The fact that tteokboki is a special menu item made many long for a chance to try the spicy sticky rice cake dish even more.
Naver is bringing together a pack of underdogs to go up against established fresh-food delivery players with its new Jangbogi service.
Sales of masks and hygiene products have skyrocketed in recent weeks as the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb.
Coupang on Friday confirmed it is giving out a million won ($830) in aid to more than 2,000 temporary employees who worked at its distribution centers in Gyeonggi, where cases of Covid-19 were reported.