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Taek Kim Kim: “Nowadays, you cannot open a store and just expect sales; now you have to focus on detail and how you present your product to the world.”

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Bodyfriend, a prominent massage-chair manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, plans to have a presence in every major US city by 2022, offering customers the ability to experience its product to the fullest and enjoy the entire purchasing experience in a showroom-like environment, CEO Taek Kim tells GlobeSt.com. Launched in 2007, the company has become the highest-growing massage company in the world, grossing $360 million in 2016.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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