Following the expansion of its market in Brazil in 2014, The Body Shop International has now opened its doors in Chile. The country is the retailer's 66th global market.
We will work with colleagues in L'Oréal Chile, benefiting from their regional expertise and customer insight to help us deliver first class products and service to suit the Chilean market. - Paul Kimberly
The store is in Santiago, Plaza Egaña Mall; the most sustainable mall in Chile. It will offer The Body Shop's global well-known products such as shea body butter and the vitamin E range, as well as the newer products Oils of Life facial oil and Drops of Youth.
"We are excited to bring The Body Shop brand to Chile," said Paul Kimberley, The Body Shop's director for Latin America. "After opening in Mexico in 1993 and Brazil in 2014, it is our third market in Latin America and we are convinced the region offers growth potential and opportunities for development."
He added: "We will work with colleagues in L'Oréal Chile, benefiting from their regional expertise and customer insight to help us deliver first class products and service to suit the Chilean market."
The Body Shop has had strong connections to Latin America for many years, with nine of its Community Trade suppliers located in the region. It sources some of its most highly-prized ingredients by working directly with the local communities in the rich biodiverse areas of Latin America; for example, organic Brazil nut oil from Peru, organic soy from Brazil and organic cane sugar from Paraguay.