Lotte Chilsung

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Lotte Chilsung
Type Public (KRX: 005300)
Founded May 1950 (original)
December 1974 (current form)
Headquarters Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Employees 5040 (as of March 2012)
Parent Lotte
Website http://www.lottechilsung.co.kr
Lotte Chilsung
Hangul 롯데칠성음료
Hanja 롯데七星飮料
Revised Romanization Rotde Chilseong Eumnyo
McCune–Reischauer Rotte Ch'ilsŏng Ŭmnyo

Lotte Chilsung is a South Korean manufacturer of food and beverage products. It is part of the Lotte Group.

History[edit]

The company began with the introduction of Chilsung Cider, a lemon-lime soft drink. Lotte Chilsung became one of the largest beverage producers in the young South Korean domestic market. In 1966, Lotte Chilsung began exporting its Chilsung Cider to Vietnam. In the mid 1970s, the company began to achieve an international presence, entering into contracts with American companies such as Pepsi. In 1989, Lotte Chilsung acquired a JAS mark. In the late 1990s, Lotte Chilsung grew to be Asia's largest beverage company, holding 35% of the domestic market share.

The "Chilsung" name (chilseong, 칠성) means "Big Dipper" (literally, "seven stars"). Chilsung's logo is an eponymous seven stars in a row. (Compare with unrelated brands Samsung [three stars] and Goldstar [now LG or Lucky-Goldstar].)

Products[edit]

A can of Sac Sac
Chilsung Cider vending machines
Licensed products

Spokespersons[edit]

Cantata coffee[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (10 January 2013). "Hyun Bin the face of canned coffee". Jangang Daily. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Ho, Stewart (11 January 2013). "Hyun Bin Becomes Model for Cantata Coffee". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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