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South Korean convenience stores now offering vegetarian options

The number of vegetarians in Korea soared in the past decade.

Vegetarian selections can now be purchased in convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and CU across South Korea as the number of vegetarians soared.

Citing data from the Korea Vegetarian Union, Korea Bizwire reported that 2 to 3% of the Korean population are vegetarians, with their number increasing from 150,000 in 2008 to between 1.5 million and 2 million in 2018.

The convenience store chain CU by BGF Retail Co., for example, is selling plant-based lunch boxes, burgers and gimbap starting this month.

Dongwon F&B Co. has introduced the plant-based meat from US-based Beyond Meat to South Koreans, and has already sold around 10,000 packs within a month since its launch.

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Photo Credit: Korea Bizwire

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