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Emart, owned by South Korean retail conglomerate Shinsegae, is set to open its first private label store No Brand in the Philippines.

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In response to consumers’ increasing demand of healthy diets, operators of convenience stores in the country are expanding vegetarian ranges. Increasing demand for healthy consumption The number of vegetarians in Korea jumped from 150,000 in 2008 to 2 million last year, representing 3% of the total population. The number of vegans is around half a million. Meanwhile, vegetable consumption i...
The duty-free arms of Shinsegae and Lotte have launched facial recognition payment technology at their stores in South Korea. After registration, Chinese customers can automatically settle payment by standing in front of a facial recognition camera, enabling shoppers to pay without cash, card, or a mobile phone. Shinsegae adds WeChat Pay facial recognition WeChat Pay facial recognition paym...
CU convenience chain is preparing to accept cryptocurrency payments in South Korea. Offering shoppers another payment method Earlier This week, BGF Retail, parent firm of CU, partnered with Chai to allow buyers to pay by presenting a barcode from the Chai mobile app. CU will use the Chai payment system to trade in Terra, a won-backed stablecoin. There are more than 13,000 CU outlets acro...

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02/12/2019
We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
22/11/2019
We highlight the leading retailers in 15 different markets in Asia, looking at how they are performing and what strategies they are relying on to drive growth over the next five years.
11/11/2019
We reveal Asia's top 12 online grocery retailers, their growth forecasts over the next five years and the strategies that will help them win…
25/10/2019
Technology transformation is one of the key trends shaping the landscape of grocery retailing in Asia. We review what technology transformation means in reality and what this trend looks like in action.
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