The Body Shop Plc

Topics: Anita Roddick, The Body Shop, L'Oréal Pages: 2 (403 words) Published: November 6, 2005
The Body Shop International PLC
West Sussex BN17 6LS, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-1903-731-500
Fax: +44-1903-726-250
Primary US Office:
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Promoting beauty in the customer's eye instead of the beholder's, The Body Shop International sells skin and hair care products so natural they sound edible (Peppermint Foot Lotion, Banana Shampoo). The company combines activism with marketing, encouraging women to focus on self-esteem and social and environmental causes. The Body Shop operates 2,045 stores (nearly two-thirds are franchised) in 52 countries. It also sells its products via The Body Shop at Home, an in-home sales program the UK, the US, and Australia. Surpassed by Intimate Brands' Bath & Body Works, the company gave up manufacturing to focus on retailing. Founder Dame Anita Roddick and Gordon Roddick (her husband) own nearly 20% of the company. Sample Overview & History

Key Numbers

Company TypePublic (London: BOS)
Fiscal Year-EndFebruary
2004 Sales (mil.)$711.9
1-Year Sales Growth18.3%
2004 Net Income (mil.)$40.5
1-Year Net Income Growth88.6%
2004 Employees5,898
1-Year Employee Growth0.5%
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Key People
Job Openings
ChairmanAdrian D. P. Bellamy (Subscribers see complete biographies -- view sample) CEO and DirectorPeter Saunders
Director, Finance and Information TechnologyAndrea Alvey
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Top Competitors
·Bath & Body Works
·Boots Group
·Estée Lauder
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Industry Information
oCosmetics, Beauty Supply & Perfume Retail (primary)
oNonstore Retail
§Direct Selling
·FTSE 250
The Body Shop
Today "The Body Shop" is one of the best and well-known brands available in the Cosmetics industry especially in the natural product category. The company founded in 1976 by Anita...
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