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CU convenience chain is preparing to accept cryptocurrency payments in South Korea.

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South Korea’s BGF Retail Co., the operator of convenience store chain CU, will open its first outlet in Vietnam by June 2020. Second offshore operations after Mongolia The retailer has signed a franchise agreement with a Vietnam-based convenience store operator backed by local companies. BGF Retail will share its brand and knowledge in operations, while the Vietnamese partner will be respon...
South Korean retail conglomerate Shinsegae is developing a cashierless grocery store modelled on the Amazon Go concept. Use “just walk out” technology Like Amazon Go, the company will use "just walk out" technology and sensors to automatically detect what shoppers are buying. Thirty cameras and sensors will track what shoppers take from the shelves and what they put back. Shoppers wil...
Large brick-and-mortar retailers can no longer wait for the customers to visit their stores. New and more convenient delivery services driven by demand The country’s food delivery market is changing quickly and expanding in scope, driven by underlying demographic shifts. One-person households account for 25% of the total households and will reach 35% by 2035. The demand for delivery of fres...


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