The Body Shop's UK business is expected to appoint administrators as job losses and store closures loom.

Experts are set to restructure the retailer, which has a unit in the Bon Accord Centre, though the future of the store is still unclear.

Private equity firm Aurelius bough the Body Shop just a matter of weeks ago after poor Christmas trading that continued into January.

Reports suggest that its High Street presence will remain but an increased presence will be put on online sales and cutting costs, including on property and rents.

Since 2006, the business has been sold three times after founder Dame Anita Roddick's sold the business to L'Oreal.

Brazilian beauty giant Natura bought the business for £880m in 2017, before Aurelius acquired it for less than a quarter of that price at £207m.


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