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101 Top South Korean Food and Beverage Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Food and Beverage Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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Market Kurly

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Market Kurly is a food delivery and logistics platform that enables its users to order food online.

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Food upcycling company based in Korea

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General Bio

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General Bio developing new bio materials from microorganisms and natural and functional ingredients.

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Dr.Kitchen

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Dr.Kitchen is a professional research company focusing on diet food for diabetics.

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Simple Project

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Simple Project owns and operates shared kitchen spaces for restaurants.

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TCE Corporation

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TCE Corporation is a textile company that produces denim fabrics.

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Agreable

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Agreable is a brand commerce startup that manufactures and distributes lifestyle products.

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Stronghold Technology

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Stronghold Technology is a South Korean company that manufactures smart coffee roasting machines.

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Caffe Bene

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Caffe Bene provides a unique environment for New Yorkers looking for a similar experience.

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Sun-in

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Sun-in is a manufacturer and distributor of ingredients to bakeries, cafes, and confectioneries across the country under different brands.

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Dellos Group

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Dellos Group engages in the manufacturing, sale and distribution of fruit juice and other beverage products.

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Viomix

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Viomix is a manufacturer and distributor of ingredient substitutes and plant-based meat alternatives.

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Oriental Brewery

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Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd. produces and sells beer. It has breweries in Icheon, Kwangju, and Cheongwon. Oriental Brewery serves the beer

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Samsung C&T Corporation

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Samsung C&T Corporation was founded in 1938 as a parent company of Samsung Group.

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SPC Group

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SPC Group is a food production and beverage company.

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Vital Hint Korea

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VitalHint is bulding a personalized food recommendation platform with video based food & recipe contents.

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Boto Superfoods

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Boto Superfoods is a health food company that provides healthy food products.

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Fresh Easy

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Fresh Easy is a distributor of meal kits.

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Beans Around

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Beans Around offers a monthly subscription service allowing its users to get fresh coffee at their homes from independent coffee roasters.

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Samyang Food

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Samyang Food is a food manufacturer that produces ramen, snacks and dairy products.

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Bionet

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Bionet is an edible wrapping for hay, straw and silage bales with nutritional content for livestock.

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Shin Starr presents

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Shin Starr presents create, operate, and franchise Korean cuisine-based QSR and fast-casual dining restaurants

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Hyundai Green Food

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Hyundai Green Food is a retail and wholesale company that provides catering and food material distribution and foodservice.

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NUTRIGRAM

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NUTRIGRAM is an e-commerce company that offers energy/protein bars.

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INTAKE foods

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INTAKE foods is a company focused on food content development and food branding.

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WECOOK

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WeCook serves as a shared kitchen for restaurants to develop food and beverages and sell food online.

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Hanpoom

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Hanpoom is an online store for food, lifestyle and health care products.

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the PlantEat

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Food Technology Company that creates plant-based products through data-driven solution for more sustainable future

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Daesang Corporation

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Daesang Corporation is a food company that conducts health food, coffee, and catering business.

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Orion World

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Orion World is a manufacturer of Orion Caramel and localized drops called Orion King Drops.

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Ediya Coffee

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Ediya Coffee is a coffeehouse chain and shops.

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Korea Food Research Institute

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Korea Food Research Institute is a global food R&D institution that contributes to the health of Korea.

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Merge Point

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Merge Point is an app that provides discount coupons for food and beverages.

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Imdak

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Imdak is an online marketplace for food products.

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Naturecell

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Naturecell is a high-tech bio company that focuses on stem cells, cosmetics and beverages.

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KAHAS

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KAHAS is a quasi-governmental organization specialized in the food safety industry in Korea.

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Devotion Foods

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Devotion Foods offers a variety of processed foods.

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TASTY9

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TASTY9 is an online food marketplace that provides food delivery services.

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SIR.LOIN

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SIR.LOIN is an e-commerce store for Korean beef.

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LOTTE GRS

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LOTTE GRS is a food service company that specializes in the brokerage of other processed food wholesale businesses.

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Cho and Kang

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Cho and Kang provides healthy food for pets.

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Novarex

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Novarex develops and produces health functional foods and raw materials.

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Samyang Holdings

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Samyang Holdings specializes in the chemical, food, medicine and new business field.

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Lalasweet

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Lalasweet is an online platform that provides low-calorie ice creams.

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Korea FoodTech Association

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Korea FoodTech Association is a food-tech startup and expert association representing Korea for information sharing and personal exchange.

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Lotte Chilsung Beverage

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Lotte Chilsung Beverage is a manufacturer and supplier of soft drinks.

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CNP Company

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CNP Company is a branding and advertising company.

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Snack 24

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Snack 24 provides office snack management services.

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HITEJINRO CO

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HITEJINRO Co., Ltd. operates as a liquor company in South Korea.

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AIO Foods

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AIO Foods is a food-tech startup that designs and manufactures personalized food.

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BTC Corporation

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BTC Corporation specializes in the development and supply of natural ingredients for the food industry.

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Daily Beer

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Daily Beer is a craft beer platform.

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Avokado Lab

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Robotic Kitchens as a Service

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Tryus & Company

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Tryus & Company is a food ingredient search app.

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Able Coffee Group

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Able Coffee Group is a leading coffee company in Korea, also engaged in the management of cafés and restaurants.

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Paris Croissant

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Paris Croissant is a bakery chain based in South Korea.

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GOPIZZA

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GOPIZZA is a food and beverage company based in Mapo.

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Harim Holdings

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Harim Holdings is an agricultural food specialized company managing all processes of the food chain.

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Bonchon International

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Bonchon International operates as a fried chicken restaurant brand.

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NeNe Chicken

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NeNe Chicken is a restaurant chain in South Korea.

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Indulge

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Indulge is an alcohol manufacturing company in Korea.

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Samsung Welstory

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Samsung Welstory is a food distribution company.

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Maeil

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Maeil is a food company that produces and sells dairy products such as milk, powdered milk and cheese.

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GNM LIFE

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GNM LIFE engages in the wholesale business of healthy food.

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Harim

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Harim produces a chicken production system.

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Dongwon F&B

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Dongwon F&B is a comprehensive food supplier.

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SRS KOREA

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SRS KOREA is a privately held company that operates fast food restaurant chains.

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SPC Samlip

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SPC Samlip is a manufacturer and distributor of food materials.

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FreshCode

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FreshCode provides delivery services for healthy salads.

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ROSY ORGANIC

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ROSY ORGANIC operates food brands and snacks for children.

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Nongshim

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Nongshim is a food and beverages company.

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AMK Korea

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AMK Korea is an international trading company that focuses primarily on exporting and distributing eco-friendly and organic products.

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Bluesis

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Bluesis provides information and data technology solutions in the food sector.

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Veluga Brewery

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Veluga Brewery is a new channel for liquor distribution that connects stores, wholesalers, and suppliers.

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Crown Confectionery

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Crown Confectionery is a manufacturer of confectionery products.

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YEOSU SAEGOMAK

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YEOSU SAEGOMAK is a seafood processing and sale company.

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Microsalts

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Microsalts provides professional diet plan development services.

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HAITAI

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HAITAI is a food company that makes sweets, ice cream and frozen food.

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NEO CREMAR

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CREMAR is a manufacturer of functional food ingredients and food additives.

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Tom N Toms

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Tom N Toms is a coffeehouse chain based in South Korea.

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Amway Korea

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Amway Korea manufactures and sells household detergents, home appliances, cosmetic and food products.

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Namyang

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Namyang is a food and dairy product manufacturing company.

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FoodNamoo

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FoodNamoo is an online platform specialized in chicken products.

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Dongwon Group

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Dongwon Group is a South Korean conglomerate.

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CANDYONE

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CANDYONE is an online marketplace for hand-made candies.

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Danbi

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Danbi is a food service distributor and internet company.

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PerMeal

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PerMeal is an online food products company.

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Reborn International

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Reborn International focuses on research and development to produce functional raw materials.

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ONBLUE

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ONBLUE is an e-commerce company that offers flavored protein water.

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Colin’s Green

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Colin’s Green is a food production company that delivers fresh juices.

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SUYU International

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SUYU International operates electronic component business and food service business.

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Food Pang

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Food Pang is a food ordering app.

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Jinro Distillers

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Jinro Distillers manufactures and sells alcoholic fermentation products.

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Anela Fruits

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Anela Fruits is a baby food distributor.

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ASHLEY

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ASHLEY is a restaurant chain based in South Korea.

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Order Hero

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Order Hero is an application for food service management.

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Amazing Brewing Company

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Amazing brewery is the smallest brewhouse in Korea with a small brewhouse.

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CJ Foodville

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CJ Foodville is an integrated food service company.

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Binggrae

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Binggrae is a manufacturer and seller of ice cream, snacks and milk.

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Dongsuh

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Dongsuh provides drinks manufacturing, logistics and packaging services.

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Sajo Group

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Sajo Group provides safe and healthy food.

Written by Mark Fitz

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