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The Body Shop shuts down in the U.S. after filing for bankruptcy


The Body Shop is shutting down its U.S. operations after filing for bankruptcy.


The U.K.-based chain filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in New York last week, according to a court filing. The filing means the company’s U.S. operation will sell off certain assets to pay back its creditors. Earlier this month, the beauty store confirmed it had filed for restructuring in its home country, the United Kingdom, as well as in Canada.


While some stores in those countries will remain open, the chain indicated it was shuttering its remaining U.S. locations.


A Body Shop spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. According to The Guardian, some 50 locations in the U.S. were operational at the time of the bankruptcy filing.