Body Shop increases world-wide sales

Body Shop International, the toiletries retailer, said world-wide

retail sales grew by 6 per cent in the financial year to date compared with the same period last year, with store sales on a comparable basis 2 per cent lower year-on-year. The company opened 25 new shops in the first quarter of the current financial year, bringing the total to 1,516 at the end of May.