RIP Anita Roddick

Sad news from Europe. Dame Anita Roddick, founder of the iconic chain of stores, The Body Shop, died suddenly yesterday. She hadn’t had much to do with the store so closely associated with her name for five years or so, and had upset people with her decision to sell to L’Oreal for, reportedly, £652 million in July 2006. But Roddick was green before “sustainable” was the twinkle of a buzzword in a brand manager’s eye.

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