Rapid grocer Nippy’s new dark stores to double as walk-in shops Nippy which launched in July last year has two sites, in Kingston and Milton Keynes, with a third due to open next month in Wimbledon. Read more.

eBay opens first-ever physical sneaker store Ebay is opening its first-ever sneaker store in Los Angeles named Wear ‘Em Out Store, offering popular sneakers for up to 70% off their market price and for even cheaper if customers wear their shoes out of the door. Read more.

The Very Group owners revive plans for £4bn listing The Very Group owners the Barclay family have brought back plans to float the online retailer for £4bn, after the plans were shelved last year over concerns about worsening market conditions. Read more.

Secret Sales launches fulfilment service to support brands Secret Sales has launched a new fulfilment service to support brands requiring a UK distribution centre. The move is designed to help solve logistics challenges for labels on the platform whose geographical location stops them from fulfilling UK orders. Read more.

Ocado to acquire robotics startup Myrmex The acquisition of Myrmex is expected to be completed by 6 June this year, and will include lightweight robots and hi-tech van routing systems. The value of the deal is €10.2m for a minority stake in the Athens-based business. Read more.

Moonpig.com acquires gift platform Smartbox Group The online greeting card retailer has announced the acquisition of Smartbox Group, which runs experience gift platforms Buyagift and Red Letter Days, for £124m. Read more.