These are The Body Shop outlets that remain at risk in the North East and North Yorkshire as the chain has reveals will shut half its store.

Several Body Shop outlets elsewhere in the country will be closing from today (February 20), it has been confirmed. 

It comes as the retailer recently announced it entered administration, putting more than 2,000 jobs at risk across 200 shops.

The Body Shop appointed insolvency experts from FRP Advisory to oversee the process.

FRP previously said the administrators will “consider all options to find a way forward for the business” after years of financial struggles and amid a challenging backdrop for shoppers.

It will also cut around 270 head office jobs as part of a heavy restructuring, leaving it with around 400 workers at its London headquarters.

The group also employs around 1,500 workers across its UK shops, with hundreds of these workers expected to face redundancy as a result of the proposed closures.

These are The Body Shops in the North East and North Yorkshire

  • 27-28 Silver Street, Durham 
  • 50 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough TS1 1RA
  • Eldon Square, Newcastle 
  • Platinum Mall, Metro Centre, Gateshead 
  • Unit 38 Dalton Park Outlet Centre, Seaham 
  • 69 The Bridges, Sunderland
  • Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth 
  • Victoria Shopping Centre, Harrogate
  • 8 Coppergate Walk, York
  • Unit 42, Designer Outlet, York 

The retailer was founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick and her husband Gordon as one of the first companies to promote so-called ethical consumerism, focusing on ethically produced cosmetics and skincare products.

The dramatic overhaul comes only weeks after new owners, European private equity firm Aurelius, took control of the business.

Aurelius, which specialises in buying and turning around troubled firms, secured a £207 million deal in November to buy The Body Shop from Brazilian cosmetics giant Natura & Co.

It only took control of operations officially on January 1.

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Aurelius agreed a deal late last month to sell the company’s operations in most of mainland Europe and in parts of Asia to an international family office in a “decisive step towards delivering a strong turnaround strategy” at The Body Shop.

The Body Shop to close 7 stores from today - see full list

  • Surrey Quays (London)
  • Oxford Street Bond Street (London)
  • Canary Wharf (London)
  • Cheapside (London)
  • Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
  • Ashford Town Centre (Kent)
  • Bristol Queens Road (Bristol)