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Full list of 75 Body Shop stores to close revealed

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Following the news that The Body Shop will close almost half of its UK stores, its administrators have revealed the 75 locations which will shut in a phased process over the next four to six weeks.

Some 489 employees will be made redundant as the individual stores are closed. FRP said it will support all impacted staff with claims to the Redundancy Payments Service.

The closures follow FRP’s review of the retailer, finding that “the current store portfolio mix is no longer viable”. It stressed that the reduced store footprint would coincide with “a renewed focus on the brand’s products, online sales channels and wholesale strategies, bringing the brand in line with industry peers and supporting a return to financial stability”.

Tony Wright, joint administrator at FRP, said: “In taking swift action to right-size The Body Shop UK store portfolio, we have stabilised the business and are providing the best opportunity for this iconic brand to have a long-term, sustainable future.

“The UK business continues to trade in administration, and we remain fully focused on exploring all options to take it forward.”

The stores which will close are:

AylesburyCamberleyGlasgow FortKendalPortsmouth
BanburyCarlisleGlasgow SilverburnKings LynnRegent Street
BarnstapleCarmarthenGlasgow StationLeeds White RoseSalisbury
BasildonChippenhamGrimsbyLewisham CentreStafford
BatterseaCirencesterHalifaxLichfieldStanstead Airside
BedfordCroydonHarlowLoughboroughStratford Upon Avon
BexleyheathDurhamHempstead ValleyMacclesfieldTelford
BlackburnEast KilbrideHigh WycombeMiddlesbroughThanet
BlackpoolEdinburgh Gyle CentreHuddersfieldMorpethTrowbridge
Bournemouth Commercial RdEdinburgh Princes MallHullNewton AbbotWakefield Trinity Walk
Broughton ParkFarnboroughIsle of WightPerthWoking
BuryGlasgow BraeheadIslingtonPeterborough QueensgateWolverhampton

Additionally, FRP announced that 40% of head office roles would go, to around 400 full-time staff. The Body Shop’s Ambassador programme will also be scrapped as part of the restructuring.

The Body Shop collapsed into administration on 13 February 2024 due to “an extended period of financial challenges under past owners, coinciding with a difficult trading environment for the wider retail sector”.

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