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— by Jeon Young-seon, Kang Jae-eun: Gift sets are flying off the shelves ahead of the Chuseok holiday as fewer people are planning to visit their families due to coronavirus concerns — and need to make up for it.
Expensive sets are particularly popular this year with a temporary lifting of the anti-graft law by the government helping boost consumption.
According to Lotte Mart, sales of Chuseok gift sets from Aug. 13 to Sept. 26 increased 22 percent compared to July 25 through Sept. 8 last year, the corresponding period ahead of last year’s Chuseok holidays..,
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