The Body Shop files for bankruptcy in US and Canada

It comes after a trying month for the firm, with its seven Irish locations closing on February 29

The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by animal rights activist Anita Roddick, beginning with a small store in Brighton, on England’s south coast. Picture: Getty

The beleaguered Body Shop has shut down all of its US stores and will close numerous Canadian locations, according to global media reports, as the retailer files for bankruptcy.

It comes after a trying month for the firm’s UK arm, which fell into administration on February 13, while the retailer’s seven Irish shops closed on February 29.

In a news release earlier this month, the UK-based cosmetics company announced that its US subsidiary is no ...