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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 April, 2004, 07:12 GMT 08:12 UK
Upbeat Body Shop aims for growth
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Beauty products retailer The Body Shop has posted a 40% jump in full-year profits, and announced a 100m expansion programme.

The company said the expansion would "significantly expand our operations, open new channels and install new infrastructure."

Profits for 2003 were 29m, rising despite flat overall sales of 700m.

In its core UK market, like-for-like sales fell as much as 13%, but margins rose sharply.

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