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Lotte Mart offers vegan items via online mall

Jan 29,2020
Lotte Mart is holding a vegan promotion. More than 500 types of vegan products will be available.

The event will start on Thursday and run through Feb. 29. It will be held on the Lotte Mart Mall, which can be accessed on the internet and via smartphone app.

Lotte Mart will offer a range of products, including vegan snacks, home meal replacements, daily necessities and cosmetics products. Cruelty-free cosmetics from German cosmetic brand Balea, Hav’eat’s plant-based mayonnaise made with beans and Ottogi’s ramen with vegetables are some of the key offerings.

The discount mart chain will make it easy for the customers to confirm the details of the products online.

“Vegan is becoming a big trend with the rise in the vegan population and the increased interest in moral consumption,” said a spokesperson for the retailer. “Lotte Mart plans to host such events in accordance with the diversified consumer demands.”

The vegetarian population in Korea last year has reached 1.5 million, according to Korea Vegetarian Union. Among them, 500,000 are vegans strictly excluding dairy products from their diet.

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]