In the last quarter the Body Shop’s like for like sales were down 7.5%. Jobs are already going – 275 worldwide.
I first became aware of the Body Shop back in the seventies. I come from near Brighton and used to see what I guess was their first shop on shopping trips to the town. The Body Shop’s growth in the cosmetic business has been a constant backdrop since then. I have never worked for them, not directly at any rate, but I have known plenty of people who have. I have always had a reasonable level of respect for the company.