Online travel and transportation purchases in April rose 55.2 percent year-on-year while culture and leisure online purchases rose 84.5 percent, which is believed to have been contributed by the rising number of people vaccinated.
Lotte Shopping continued to suffer net losses in the first quarter, though the loss fell slightly on year.
According to Statistics Korea on Tuesday, consumer prices in April rose 2.3 percent year-on-year, the sharpest increase since August 2017's 2.5 percent.
CJ ENM launched a new shopping brand that integrates television and mobile shopping.
Musinsa sales last year jumped 51 percent, though its operating profit shrunk 7 percent.
Lotte Mart has jumped into a price war that has intensified since Coupang went public last month. Lotte Mart has jumped into a price war that has intensified since Coupang went public last month.
Retailers and IT firms are investing aggressively in rapidly growing live commerce.
Coupang is under pressure from Korea's largest e-commerce company and its partners as they roll out promotions in an effort prevent the newly-listed rival from gaining share and becoming dominant in the market.
Convenience stores have started stocking more fresh vegetables since the pandemic forced people to spend more time at home -- and made them a profit center.
Online shopping in Korea grew 15.2 percent on-year in February as more people bought products via e-commerce platforms amid the pandemic, data showed Tuesday.