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Chanel Korea limits purchases to one bag per year to curb resales

Oct 14, 2021 23:52 pm UTC| Life Economy Business

Chanel Korea has applied the one bag per person per year on its Timeless Classic flap bag, Coco Handle handbag, and small leather goods, mainly wallets, and pouches, to curb resales. The was an increasing number of...

Starbucks Korea sets restrictions on the number of purchases for Halloween goods

Oct 14, 2021 21:35 pm UTC| Life Economy

Starbucks Korea stores have set restrictions on how many of the 23 newly released Halloween goods and merchandise each customer could buy after employees protested its marketing strategy for imposing a heavy...

Desire for healthier food boosts Korea’s exports of kimchi by 13.8% in Jan.-Aug.

Oct 13, 2021 23:40 pm UTC| Life Economy

South Koreas exports of kimchi soared 13.8 percent to US$111.5 million in the first eight months of 2021 according to the data from the Korea Customs Service and the food industry. The robust growing kimchi exports were...

Heinz offers special edition ketchup that may be used as fake blood during Halloween

Oct 13, 2021 23:35 pm UTC| Life Economy

Heinz is embracing its use as a fake blood childhood prop during Halloween by offering a special edition Heinz Tomato Blood Ketchup as part of a costume kit, which also includes vampire teeth and spooky eyelashes among...

With career path to airlines grounded by pandemic, S. Korean airfoce pilots stay put

Oct 13, 2021 03:27 am UTC| Life Economy

There were no expert-level Korean Air Force pilots who applied for discharge this year to work for private airlines due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic to the airline industry. The South Korean travel industry...

KFC fans in Japan to miss French fries due to potato shortage

Oct 12, 2021 22:40 pm UTC| Life Economy Business

KFC fans in Japan last weekend were deprived of the comfort food satisfaction theyd been craving for when the fast-food chain ran out of French fries due to potato shortage. The reason was the disruption of the supply...

S. Korean visitors to Saipan more than triples due to travel bubble

Oct 12, 2021 01:17 am UTC| Life Economy

South Korean visitors to Saipan more than tripled from 319 in August to 1,081 passengers in September due to the travel bubble agreement signed in June between the two countries. The number of South Korean visitors to...

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Economy

Amazon seeks to invest in SK Telecom's non-telecom operations

Amazon is in negotiations with South Koreas SK Telecom Co. to invest in the mobile carriers non-telecom operations unit SK Square, a to be hived off next month. Amazon, the worlds largest online retailer, collaborated...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France bans plastic fruit and vegetables packaging in implementing anti-waste law

France will ban plastic packaging for around 30 fruits and vegetables from January 2022 as part of efforts to implement an anti-waste law that supports the countrys transition to a circular economy. The list of fruits...

Plymouth Gin redesigns bottles to eliminate 60 tons of CO2 each year

Plymouth Gin will now be stored in a new bottle that saves 60 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year by eliminating all single-use plastic and reducing the overall weight by 15 percent. The new bottle will roll out...

McDonald’s testing its plant-based McPlant burger in the US

McDonalds is set to test its McPlant burgers in the U.S. after a successful trial in the U.K. The new plant-based menu item was made by Beyond Meat for the restaurant chain. It was reported that McDonalds McPlant burger...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: House Committee subpoenas former Trump DOJ Assistant AG

The bipartisan committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is looking to gather more former Trump administration officials to testify regarding the efforts made by the twice-impeached former president to overturn the...

Nancy Pelosi says proposal to give Treasury authority to raise debt limit 'has merit'

Following a scramble among Democratic lawmakers to raise the debt limit a few weeks ago, Democratic lawmakers are developing an interest in getting rid of the debt limit in its current state. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

South China Sea: Expert warns China may start 'next global conflict' should Taiwan fall

Chinas increasing aggression towards Taiwan and the South China Sea has sparked fears of possible military conflict. An expert has since warned that the next worldwide conflict may start if China succeeds in taking control...

Capitol insurrection: Former DOJ acting attorney general testified before House Committee

The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection of January 6 has looked to get testimonies from former Trump administration officials, especially surrounding the twice-impeached Republican presidents final weeks...

Science

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

S. Korean researchers to limit carbon emissions during battery manufacturing

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) will invest 11.4 billion won in developing a solvent-free process that does not emit carbon dioxide in electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries. The process...

S. Korean scientists develop device that produces electricity via clothes friction, provides storage

The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) has developed a device that allows clothes and shoes to produce electricity using their frictional forces and to store it. The device has a self-charging...

Technology

‘Genshin Impact’ players might get Arataki Itto in version 2.3

The latest major update to Genshin Impact was just released recently, but it is understandable if many fans are already looking forward to the games next version. Developer miHoYo unveiled a couple of upcoming characters,...

MacBook Pro specs and upgrades that could be announced on October 18

Apple recently announced a launch event happening next week. While the company did not give any hint as to what products will be announced, most Apple fans are guessing it would be the new MacBook Pros. Unsurprisingly,...

Sony launches registration page for PS5 reservations

There is still an immense shortage of PS5 consoles worldwide, especially in the United States. However, Sony hopes to make PS5 reservations a little easier now that the holiday season is approaching. A new landing page...

Poco M4 Pro gets FCC certification

Xiaomi appears to be gearing up to release another smartphone that could enter the market soon. The Poco M4 Pro was recently spotted getting a certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tech...
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