Poundland owner mulls Polish stock market float Poundland parent company Pepco is mulling a €4.5bn flotation in Warsaw. Pepco has a large presence in Eastern Europe, with more than 1,000 company-owned stores. Read more.

Dobbies acquires Johnsons Garden Centre The garden centre business has confirmed the acquisition of Johnsons Garden Centre in Boston, Lincolnshire. This latest move brings the total number of Dobbies sites to 71. Read more.

Laura Ashley relaunches homewares department in parternship with Next Laura Ashley has unveiled its new shop-in-shop concept with Next. The heritage retailer is launching 49 new homeware showrooms inside Next stores around the country. Read more.

Ocado invests in self-driving vehicle software company Ocado has invested in autonomous vehicle company Oxbotica. The multi-year partnership will see the two companies work together to create a new vehicle fleet. Read more.

Sales at Wickes grow 20% Wickes owner Travis Perkins has reported that sales at the DIY retailer have increased by 20% in its first quarter. Travis Perkins' demerger of Wickes is on track for completion on 28 April. Read more.

Quiz sales dip amid pandemic In the year ended 31 March, total sales at the retailer fell 66%, UK store and concession sales were down 82% and international sales dropped 65%. Quiz has attributed its performance to the significant decline in demand for occasionwear during Covid-19. Read more.