Full list of Body Shop stores at risk of closure after chain falls into administration

Full list of Body Shop stores at risk of closure after chain falls into administration

199 branches of The Body Shop are at risk of closure (Picture: Getty)

The Body Shop has called in administrators which leaves thousands of people at risk of losing their jobs.

The iconic cosmetics chain runs 199 shops across the UK, and while administrators say they will ‘consider all options to find a way forward’, all of those shops are at risk of closure.

Its branches will keep trading in store and online throughout the administration process, which only affects the UK arm of the business with international franchises not impacted.

The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick and her husband Gordon. It was one of the first companies to focus on ethically produced cosmetics and skincare.

The business’s new owners, European private equity firm Aurelius, only took over in January after buying it from Brazilian cosmetics giant Natura & Co for £207 million.

The announcement comes at a challenging time for retailers, as years of financial struggles caused by the coronavirus lockdowns and the rise of online shopping have hit high street shops hard.

Last year bargain retailer Wilko went into administration, and Paperchase was forced to close all of its shops.

This is the full list of Body Shop branches in the UK which are at risk of closure:

374 Oxford Street, London

66 Oxford Street, London

Ashford

Ashford Outlet

Aylesbury

Banbury

Barnstaple

Basildon

Basilton

Basingstoke

Bath

Battersea

Bedford

Beverley

Bexleyheath

Birmingham Bullring

Birmingham New Street

Blackburn

Blackpool

Bluewater

Bluewater, Greenhithe

Bolton Market Place

Bournemouth Commercial Road

Bracknell Lexicon

Bradford Broadway

Braintree Outlet

Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Bridgend Outet

Brighton

Bristol Cabot Circus

Bristol Queens Road

Brixton

Broughton Park

Bury

Bury St Edmunds

Caledonia Park Outlet

Camarthen

Camberley

Cambridge

Cambridge Station

Cannock Outlet

Cardiff St Davids

Carlisle

Carmarthen

Castleford Outlet

Chelmsford

Cheltenham

Cheshire Oaks Outlet

Chester Foregate Street

Chesterfield

Chichester

Chippenham

Cirencester

Clarks Village Outlet, Somerset

Colchester

Commercial Arcade, St Peter Port, Gurnsey

Coventry

Crawley County Mall

Cribbs Causeway

Dalton Park Outlet, Seaham

Derby Intu

Didcot

Doncaster Lakeside Outlet

Dudley

Dundee

Dunfermline

Durham

Ealing

East Kilbride

East Midlands Outlet

Eastbourne

Edinburgh Gyle

Edinburgh St James Quarter

Edinburgh Waverley Market

Enfield

Epsom

Exeter

Fareham

Farnborough

Fleetwood Outlet

Foyleside, Derry

Glasgow Braehead

Glasgow Fort

Glasgow Silverburn

Glasgow St Enoch

Glasgow Station

Gloucester

Grimsby

Guildford High Street

Gunwharf Outlet, Portsmouth

Halifax

Harlow

Harrogate

Harrow

Hastings

Hatfield Outlet

Hempstead Valley

Hereford Commercial Street

High Wycombe

Horsham

Hounslow Treaty Centre

Hove

Huddersfield

Ilford

Isle of Wight

Islington

Kendal

Kings Lynn

Kings Street, St Helier, Jersey

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Lancaster

Leamington Spa

Leeds Briggate

Leeds White Rose

Leicester High Cross

Lichfield

Lincoln Waterside

Liverpool One

Liverpool Street Station

Livingston Outlet

London Bridge

Loughborough

Luton

Macclesfield

Maidstone

Manchester Arndale

Manchester Royal Exchange

Meadowhall High Street

MediaCity UK, Manchester

Middlesborough

Milton Keynes

Morpeth

Newcastle Eldon Square

Newton Abbott

Northampton

Norwich

Nottingham Bridlesmith Gate

Nuneaton

Oldham

One New Change Shopping Centre, London

Oxford Westgate

Perth

Peterborough Queensgate

Petty Curry, Cambridge

Platinum Mall, Gateshead

Plymouth

Poole

Portsmouth

Preson

Preston

Reading

Regent Street, London

Romford

Rushen Lakes

Sailsbury

Sheffield

Shrewsbury

Solihull

Southampton

Southend

Spalding Outlet

St Albans

Stafford

Staines

Standstead Airside

Stockport

Stratford Upon Avon

Sunderland

Surrey Quays Shopping Centre

Sutton

Swansea

Swindon Outlet

Talke Hanley Outlet, Stoke-on-rent

Taunton

Telford

Thurrock

Trafford Park

Trowbridge

Truro

Tunbridge Wells

Uxbridge Market Square

Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Belfast

Wakefield Trinity Walk

Walthamstow

Warrington

Watford

Wembley Outlet

Whiteley Village Shopping Centre, Fareham

Wigan

Wimbledon

Winchester

Windsor

Woking

Wolverhampton

Worcester

Worthing

York Coppergate

York Outlet

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