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Seoul successfully copies a US strategy to boost retail sales

A Black Friday discount drive lifts sales at stores hit by online shopping and falling tourist arrivals

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South Korea is trying to stem a drop in retail spending by replicating an American shopping tradition - Black Friday.

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SOUTH Korea is trying to stem a drop in retail spending by replicating an American shopping tradition - Black Friday. More than 34,000 stores, including three-quarters of the country's department stores, slashed prices by as much as 80 per cent in the Korean version of bargain-

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