Direct Line reverses longstanding policy to avoid comparison sites A consequence of a root and branch strategy review by new CEO Adam Winslow, Direct Line products will now be available via online price comparison sites such as Compare the Market and Money Supermarket. The insurer will also shift away from pet and travel. Read more.

Just Wines announces two new acquisitions Online retailer Just Wines has expanded its online portfolio by acquiring Beer Cartel and Brewquets. This follows its acquisition of Sans Drinks last year, after the company went into administration. Read more.

Shein unveils UK investment plans Fast fashion giant Shein has committed to investing €250m over the next five years in the UK and Europe, with a focus on launching a "circularity fund" and earmarking €50m for potential R&D investments and pilot production facilities. Read more.

Online business incubator Huddled Group buys Boop Beauty Huddled Group, which owns the Discount Dragon and Nutricircle brands, has announced the acquisition of Boop Beauty, the online retailer of surplus beauty and cosmetic products. Read more.

TikTok launches new £1Million Club The social media giant has unveiled a new scheme to help new merchants on the platform grow to £1m in revenue through a series of incentives and support. Read more.

Channel 4 to invest millions in home and living marketplace Fy! Fy! has partnered with Channel 4 Ventures in a £3m deal to expand its reach to audiences of popular Channel 4 home improvement shows like Grand Designs. This partnership follows Fy!'s acquisition of Trouva. Read more.