KPOP Foods acquired by leading Korean food retailer Wooltari USA

LOS ANGELES, January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KPOP Foods, a vibrant Korean food startup that spun out of UCLA Anderson and debuted via Kickstarter in 2017, today announced its acquisition by Wooltari United States, a leading retail and online grocer of high-end Korean food products. KPOP Foods will continue to be a wholly owned subsidiary and will have enhanced capabilities through Wooltari United States in product development, sourcing and operations to expand its distribution and services.

Since its inception, KPOP Foods has grown significantly with the addition of a celebrity chef Chris Oh as a product manager, becoming a top seller on major online retail stores and working with key distributors to bring his seaweed sauces and snacks to 3,000 retailers nationwide.

Wooltari United States has established itself within the Korean food industry through its exclusive partnerships with hundreds of Korean food manufacturers, an operations center handling thousands of orders per day, and a logistics network offering one-day delivery in major cities with 1-3 days nationwide shipping. The company aims to make high-quality Korean cuisine accessible to everyone.

Co-founder and CEO of KPOP Foods, Theo Lee said, “We share a common vision and our teams have expertise and knowledge in complementary areas. Together, we are excited to influence the future of Korean cuisine in the United States.”

About KPOP Foods
KPOP Foods is a modern food brand that invites you to discover and enjoy Korean cuisine and flavors through its delicious products. Led by co-founders Mike Kim and Theo Lee, and the company’s product manager, celebrity chef Chris Oh, KPOP Foods is on a mission to bring Korean flavors to the world. All products are available to order at, Amazon, Walmart Online or a store near you. follow us on instagram, Facebook, ICT Tac, Youtube, and LinkedIn.

About Wooltari United States
Wooltari United States is a fast-growing retail grocery brand that sources premium Korean food products directly from manufacturers in the United States and South Korea with a focus on chilled and frozen products. The company offers products directly to consumers through its own physical stores and website. Learn more about

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