Food and Staples Retailing

Hyundai Green Food

Hyundai Green Food is a South Korean company specializing in food-related businesses. The company operates several divisions: food service (dining preparation and service), restaurants (21 brands), distribution/retail (food outlets in department stores and independent restaurants), food ingredient distribution, and food retail distribution. The company operates six food logistics/distribution centers and processing factories in South Korea, including two locations in Gyeongin and one location in Ulsan.


Dongsuh is a South Korean company manufacturing and distributing food products such as Maxim coffee and Dongsuh tea. The company also imports popular brands to South Korea, such as Red Bull, Ocean Spray, Dr. Oetker, and Badoit.

BGF Retail

BGF Retail operates convenience stores, manufactures and distributes food products, and  maintains a distribution network throughout Korea.

The company is famous for operating the CU convenience store chain, one of the largest convenience store networks in South Korea. CU locations were originally branded as FamilyMart, a Japanese convenience store chain that BGF Retail was licensing.


Emart is a South Korean company operating supermarkets, hypermarkets, and discount stores. The company's operations are primarily focused on the South Korean market, but the company has also ventured into Vietnam and Mongolia. The company's main brands are Emart (discount store), SSG Food Market (high-end supermarket), Emart Mall (online mall), Electromart (electronics retail), and Boots as part of an agreement with the UK pharmacy chain.

Lotte Shopping

Lotte Shopping is a retail company part of the Lotte conglomerate. The company operates department stores, supermarkets, and grocery stores. Its subsidiaries also operate in other businesses such as home shopping (Lotte Homeshopping); movie theaters, production and distribution (Lotte Cultureworks); and electronics retail (Lotte Himart).


KT&G (formerly Korea Tobacco & Ginseng) is a South Korean tobacco and pharmaceutical company, known for its popular domestic cigarette brands and its subsidiaries Korea Ginseng Corporation (ginseng products), Cosmocos (cosmetics), SangSang Stay (hotel development) and Yungjin Pharm (pharmaceuticals). The company is expanding in international markets, especially eastern markets where its Esse brand is popular.