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The Body Shop .

-Gifts facial skin care, make up, bath&body, haïr, fragance, lokks
&tips…

-has 2,400 stores in 61[1] countries

The Body Shop experienced rapid growth, expanding at a rate of 50
percent annually.

In March 2006, The Body Shop agreed to a £652.3 million takeover by
L'Oréal. It was reported that Anita and Gordon Roddick, who set up The
Body Shop 30 years previously, made £130 million from the sale.[3]

Anita Roddick

The Body Shop turned increasingly toward social and environmental
campaigns to promote its business. In 1997, Roddick launched a global
campaign to raise self-esteem in women and against the media
stereotyping of women. It focused on unreasonably skinny models in
the context of rising numbers in bulimia and anorexia.

There was a huge controversy surrounding claims that L'Oréal
continues to test on animals, which contradicts The Body Shop's core
value of Against Animal Testing. L'Oréal states the company has not
tested on animals since 1989. There was talk of boycotts around the
globe from customers. Roddick addressed it directly in an interview with
The Guardian[7], which reported that "she sees herself as a kind of
"trojan horse" who by selling her business to a huge firm will be able to
influence the decisions it makes. Suppliers who had formerly worked
with the Body Shop will in future have contracts with L'Oréal, and
working with the company 25 days a year Roddick will be able to have
an input into decisions."

Body Shop : marketing ou éthique ?
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