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Roddick: Body Shop deal not a sell out

Author: Ireland On-Line, Published on: 17 March 2006

Criticism that Body Shop was getting into bed with “the enemy” because L’Oreal has not abandoned animal testing was rejected by Dame Anita, who said the £652m (€939m) deal was a chance to strike a fairer deal for the world’s poor. Claiming the Body Shop was about values and not just animal testing, Dame Anita said: “The most exciting thing about this is that L’Oreal is asking us to teach it about community trade, which is the best poverty eradicator in the world.”

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Related companies: Body Shop (part of Natura) L'Oreal Nestlé