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Body Shop Reveals Which 75 Branches Will Close – And 116 Staying Open

The Body Shop has published the full list of stores that are to close – and which will stay open – as it announced 489 jobs will go over next four to six weeks.

While 116 shops will continue trading, 75 will shut over the next four to six weeks – in addition to the seven immediate closures confirmed two weeks ago.

The nearly 500 roles will be made redundant due to the shop closures, The Body Shops administrators said, and affected staff will receive support with claims to the government’s redundancy payments service.

The Body Shop had announced it entered administration and, as a result, was closing nearly half of its stores in the UK and cutting 40% of roles at its London headquarters.

The portfolio of nearly 200 shops was said to be “no longer viable” after “years of unprofitability”.

The shops closing are in:

Aylesbury

Banbury

Barnstaple

Basildon

Battersea

Bedford

Beverley

Bexleyheath

Blackburn

Blackpool

Bournemouth Commercial Rd

Bolton

Brixton

Broughton Park

Bury

Camberley

Carlisle

Carmarthen

Chippenham

Cirencester

Croydon

Didcot

Durham

East Kilbride

Edinburgh Gyle Centre

Edinburgh Princes Mall

Epsom

Fareham

Farnborough

Glasgow Braehead

Glasgow Fort

Glasgow Silverburn

Glasgow Station

Grimsby

Halifax

Harlow

Hastings

Hempstead Valley

High Wycombe

Huddersfield

Hull

Ilford

Ipswich

Isle of Wight

Islington

Kendal

Kings Lynn

Leeds White Rose

Lewisham Centre

Lichfield

Loughborough

Luton

Macclesfield

Middlesbrough

Morpeth

Newton Abbot

Northampton

Oldham

Perth

Peterborough Queensgate

Portsmouth

Regent Street

Salisbury

Stafford

Stanstead Airside

Stratford Upon Avon

Swansea

Telford

Thanet

Trowbridge

Wakefield Trinity Walk

Walthamstow

Wigan

Woking

Wolverhampton

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Remaining open are:

Aberdeen

Ashford Outlet

Basingstoke

Bath

Belfast Victoria Square

Birmingham New St.

Birmingham Bullring

Bluewater

Bracknell Lexicon

Bradford Broadway

Braintree Outlet

Brent Cross

Bridgend Outlet

Brighton

Bristol Cabot Circus

Broadgate

Bromley

Bury St Edmonds

Cannock Outlet

Cardiff St Davids

Castleford Outlet

Canterbury Whitefriars

Chelmsford

Cheltenham

Chesire Oaks Outlet

Chester Foregate Street

Chesterfield

Chichester

Clarks Village Outlet

Colchester

Coventry

Crawley County Mall

Cribbs Causeway

Dalton Park Outlet

Derby Intu

Doncaster Lakeside Outlet

Dudley

Dundee

Dunfermline

Ealing

East Midlands Outlet

Eastbourne

Edinburgh St James

Enfield

Fleetwood Outlet

Foyleside

Glasgow St. Enoch

Gloucester

Gretna Outlet

Guildford High Street

Gunwharf Outlet

Harrogate

Harrow

Hatfield

Hereford Commercial St

Hounslow Treaty Centre

Icon at O2 Outlet

Inverness

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Lancaster

Leamington Spa

Leeds Briggate

Leicester New Shires

Lincoln Waterside

Liverpool One

Livingston Outlet

Llandudno

London Bridge

Lowry Outlet

Maidstone

Manchester Arndale Centre

Manchester Royal Ex

Meadowhall High St

Metro Centre Platinum Mall

Milton Keynes

Newcastle Eldon Sq

Nottingham Bridlesmith Gate

Oxford Street Soho

Oxford Westgate

Poole

Preston

Reading

Romford

Rushden Lakes

Shrewsbury

Skipton

Solihull

Southampton West Quay

Southend

Spalding

St. Albans

Staines

Stockport

Stratford City Westfield

Sunderland

Sutton

Swindon Outlet

Talke Hanley Outlet

Taunton

Thurrock

Trafford Park

Truro

Tunbridge Wells Royal Victoria Place

Uxbridge Market Square

Warrington

Watford

Wembley Outlet

White City Westfield

Whiteley Village

Wimbledon

Winchester

Windsor

Worcester

Worthing

York Coppergate Walk

York Depot

Only The Body Shop UK is impacted by the administration as global franchises trade as normal.

As part of the restructuring, there will be a “renewed focus” on products, online sales channels and wholesale, the administrators added.

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

The administration came as The Body Shop faced “an extended period of financial challenges” under past owners which coincided with a difficult trading environment for retail in general, administrators said.

Next approached administrators about a potential purchase parts of the stricken cosmetics chain. It has become one of the most prolific buyers of distressed retail businesses in Britain in recent years.

The British-based chain was bought just three months ago by private equity firm Aurelius in a deal it said was valued at £207m.

It had been owned by L’Oreal between 2006 and 2017 before being sold to Brazilian cosmetics group Natura.

According to the latest company accounts, The Body Shop had 2,568 staff in the UK, of which 927 were in administrative roles and 1,641 were store staff in 2022.