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Leading convenience stores South Korea 2019, by store numbers

Based on the number of stores, GS25 was the leading convenience store in South Korea in 2019, with a total of around 13.9 thousand stores.


GS25 is a chain owned and operated by GS Retail Co, a subsidiary of GS Group. When the chain started in 1990, it was still part of the LG Group, but parted in 2005. According to a survey in July 2020, GS25 was the most preferred convenience store chain brand for more than one in three surveyed South Koreans.

Convenience stores in South Korea

As of 2019, convenience stores in South Korea had a sales revenue of around 25.7 trillion South Korean won. According to industry estimates, more than half of those sales are made with food sales. In total, around 41.4 thousand franchise convenience stores were operating in South Korea in 2018, with almost all of them having business hours of over 14 hours daily.

Leading convenience store brands in South Korea in 2019, based on number of stores

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June 2020


South Korea

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