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South Korea's E-Mart ends foray into discount stores

Retailer applies low-price strategy to reinvigorate mainstay hypermarkets

E-Mart will focus on luring customers back to its signature big-box stores, like this location in Seoul's Yongsan District. (Photo by Kotaro Hosokawa)

SEOUL -- South Korea's E-Mart will close a discount store chain inspired by Japan's chaotic Don Quijote shops as it focuses on shoring up a big-box retail business battered by e-commerce.

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