Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC (KOJ), announced that it has acquired The Body Shop Stores (UAE), the exclusive distributors of The Body Shop and operators of The Body Shop retail stores within the United Arab Emirates. The acquisition will allow KOJ to extend its successful The Body Shop business beyond its already-established Western Saudi Arabia territory.
“With this expansion into the UAE, we are thrilled to offer The Body Shop products to a broader customer base across the GCC, and to reinforce our successful partnership with The Body Shop International,” said Hisham Al Amoudi, Group CEO of KOJ. “We founded our company almost 35 years ago with the launch of The Body Shop in Western Saudi Arabia. This investment now makes us the largest franchise operation for The Body Shop International in the MENA market, and extends our strong retail footprint on the brand into another dynamic GCC country.”
David Boynton, the CEO of The Body Shop International, commented “The Body Shop has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC (KOJ) for 35 years and I’m confident that this relationship will go from strength to strength as we embark on the next stage of our journey together. KOJ has a deep understanding of The Body Shop brand and a close alignment with our values and sense of purpose; I know that this, combined with the strong business momentum they have built in Saudi Arabia in recent years, will ensure that we reach new heights together in the UAE.”
About Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC
Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC (KOJ), based in Dubai, UAE, is one of the Middle East’s leading retail groups. Through its over 650 retail outlets across the region, KOJ distributes The Body Shop, Early Learning Center, and Lego, as well as its own home-grown brands Nayomi, Moda, Mihyar, and Mikyajy. Operating in the region for over 30 years, KOJ has from the outset been an advocate of environmental and social causes, including the empowerment of women in the workplace and campaigns for improved environmental practices.
About The Body Shop International
Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Dame Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global beauty brand and a certified B Corp™. The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally-inspired skincare, body care, haircare and make-up produced ethically and sustainably. Having pioneered the philosophy that business can be a force for good, this ethos is still the brand’s driving force. The Body Shop operates around 3,000 retail locations in more than 70 countries. Along with Avon, Aesop and Natura, The Body Shop is part of Natura &Co, a global, multi-channel, multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact.
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