Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.75 - Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Body Shop, a cosmetics retailer, is to cut 150 jobs across the UK. The jobs are part of a wider scheme to cut 275 jobs at the chain worldwide, with the company, which is owned by French multinational L'Oreal, operating over 2,400 stores in 61 countries. As of 1 March 2009, no date has been given for when these job losses will occur, and no data is available as to how many people are employed by the Body Shop in the UK.


  • 27 February 2009: BBC News ()


Eurofound (2009), The Body Shop, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68400, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68400.