Cirencester's Body Shop store set to permanently close

Considered one of the most sustainable brands in the country, The Body Shop administrators confirm its Cirencester store is among the 75 UK shops to close their doors this year.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
The Body Shop will close 75 shops in the UK — including Cirencester.

The Body Shop's Cirencester store, located on Cricklade Street, is set to close permanently, following the announcement that the popular high street brand had collapsed into administration earlier in February 2024. 

Founded in 1976 and championing over 1,000 ethically made skincare, make-up, haircare and body products inspired by nature, The Body Shop has been a staple on UK high streets for almost 50 years.

The FRP Advisory has confirmed the brand will close 75 shops in the country over the next four to six weeks, with administrators 'regrettably' cutting 489 jobs.

In a statement, joint administrators Tony Wright, Geoff Rowley, and Alastair Massey said: 'The company faced an extended period of financial challenges under past owners, coinciding with a difficult trading environment for the wider retail sector' and they would 'consider all options to find a way forward for the business and will update creditors and employees in due course'.

However, Gloucestershire body-butter fans and cruelty-free shoppers can still get their fix in Cheltenham and Gloucester, which are among the 116 UK stores set to stay open.

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