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Natura Making Strong Headway In The Body Shop Transformation; Next Up, Avon

Executive Summary

The Brazilian beauty giant reported 8.8% growth in The Body Shop sales in the fiscal 2019 first half, driven by strong gains in the UK and other key markets, offsetting the effect of 37 store closures in the past year as part of Natura’s transformation plan for the business. Meanwhile, incoming acquiree Avon is seeing better productivity, though sales continued to fall in the firm’s second quarter.

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