BGF Retail overview

Find out about the retailer's strategic priorities, commercial focus areas, channel and country presence.

BGF Retail: data

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South Korea Country Presentation

This guide to South Korea explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Asia outlook H2 2019

We review the five big trends that we identified at the start of 2019, plus provide insight on the latest performance of Asia's leading grocery retailers.

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The first CU convenience store has opened in Malaysia. South Korean retailer, BGF Retail signed a brand licensing deal with MyNews in October last year.

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Competition over delivery services in the convenience store sector is heating up, according to Korea Bizwire.  GS25 forms partnerships with food delivery services to drive sales Convenience store chain operator GS25 launched delivery services at its seven stores in Seoul through partnership with food delivery service Coupang Eats owned by ecommerce operator Coupang Inc. Customers can order ...
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...
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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