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Delivery boom ending as life returns to normal – The Korea JoongAng Daily

Delivery boom ending as life returns to normal – The Korea JoongAng Daily

Delivery scooters parked at a Baemin center in Seoul in April [YONHAP]Online shopping has peaked in Korea after a dramatic Covid-19-related boom, with online food delivery hit particularly hard by the end of social distancing.   According to Statistics Korea on Thursday, online shopping sales in April grew 11.9 percent year-on-year to 16.4 trillion won ($13 billion). On month, the total declined 4.5 percent. On April 18, almost all measures related to social distancing, including curfews and limits on the number of diners eating together at restaurants, were ended. Koreans have been rushing to restaurants, coffee shops, bars and supermarkets as a result. Mobile shopping sales… 

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