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Coupang, Amazon of South Korea, pushes Naver into retail tie-up

Line parent teams up with Emart to bolster offerings of fresh produce

Naver wants to tap Emart's knowhow in fresh produce distribution. (Photo courtesy of Emart)

SEOUL -- South Korea's internet giant Naver is in talks to form a capital alliance with retailer Emart to counter the meteoric rise of Coupang, the e-commerce leader that made a blockbuster IPO in New York last week.

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