Bath bombs defy recession

January 7th, 2014 8 Comments By Lucy Sweet

Many stores are in mourning after a terrible Christmas, but Lush are enjoying the sweet smell of success. Yes, it seems that when times are tight, the nation runs wildly towards piles of bath bombs that look like glittery poos.

Bitterwallet Lush logo Bath bombs defy recession

Lush, who specialise in handmade soap and cosmetics, have defied the downward trend and report sales of £20m in the run up to Christmas – with a 27% increase in online sales. Overall, they announced a 13.4% increase in festive profits.

It’s been a tough year for Lush, who bought out part of their business in Japan after they found the Japanese weren’t that interested in fresh, organic ingredients, ethical practices and boxes of tarted up bicarbonate of soda with dried flower buds in them.

But luckily, it seems the message is getting through in the UK and elsewhere. With 910 stores worldwide, Lush are actually a proper UK success story. Once a lowly mail order firm called Cosmetics to Go, the Dorset based company continues to be one of the most idiosyncratic fixtures on the high street – not to mention one of the smelliest.

Comments (8) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by shiftynifty January 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Glad to see Lush is doing well, proper UK success story , and they back their ethics

  2. Posted by andy of yarm January 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    ethics my arse

  3. Posted by Keremy Jyle January 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    That’s fuckin’ lush!

  4. Posted by Michael January 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

    ‘Organic ingredients’ tell that to the people who are allergic to Sodium Laureth Sulfate which Lush insists on using in their products.

  5. Posted by Jason January 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Can’t stand the stink of that place when I walk past. It burns the hairs of from the inside of your nose!

  6. Posted by grand January 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

    “‘Organic ingredients’ tell that to the people who are allergic to Sodium Laureth Sulfate which Lush insists on using in their products.”

    Well that’s your own fucking problem then eh? Doesn’t mean it’s not organic, knobhead!

  7. Posted by shiftynifty January 8, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Jason….walk over the other side of the road…twat…and yarm of andy…..ethics is not your arse..

  8. Posted by James Eadie January 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Shops have been complaining about poor Christmas sales since I can remember, it’s surprising there are any shops left…. oh what

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