The Body Shop, Bedford to close along with 75 others

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Body Shop, Silver Street Bedford. Image: Google Maps image capture June 2018
Body Shop, Silver Street Bedford. Image: Google Maps image capture June 2018

The Bedford branch of The Body Shop will be amongst 75 others to close across the UK in the next few weeks, with a loss of 489 jobs, according to the firm overseeing its restructuring.

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As previously reported, it was hoped the future of Bedford’s shop had been uncertain after administrators had announced restructuring plans with seven stores initially facing closure.

Read: Bedford Body Shop remains open but future is uncertain

This morning, as reported by the BBC, a further 75 shops will be closed over the next four to six weeks. FRP Advisory, managing the restructuring, said it would “support all impacted staff with claims to the Redundancy Payments Service”.

“In taking swift action to right-size The Body Shop UK store portfolio, we have stabilised the business,” said FRP Advisory’s Tony Wright. We remain fully focused on exploring all options to take the business forward,” they said.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated as further information becomes available.

 
 
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