Sneak peek: The Body Shop returns to Lincoln shopping centre

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The Body Shop has returned to Lincoln and is getting ready for an official reopening this weekend, with discounts for shoppers and fundraising for the city’s cathedral.

The new store, located on the high street level of the Waterside shopping centre, opened at 11am on Thursday, November 6.

The official opening event will be held on November 8, with free doggie bags filled with pampering treats to the first 100 customers plus 40% off everything and plenty of refreshments.

To gain the 40% discount customers just need to say the phrase “friends and family” at the till-point.

The Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, the Very Reverand Philip Buckler will be walking down the ‘grass carpet’ in order to cut the ribbon and declare the store open for business.

The previous Waterside store closed in July 2013 due to redevelopment of the shopping centre.

The new store has created eight new jobs in the area.

Body Shop Store Manager Rebecca Boston said: “We are hoping to gain lots of loyalty members after the opening event and we will be offering mini-makeovers, skin care consultations and a VIP shopping experience.

“The layout of the new store is very different. It’s really fresh and there are lots of beautiful new products.

“We may be looking to recruit for Christmas but we won’t know until we have completed these first few weeks.”

Assistant Manager, Helen Scarfe, said: We chose to support Lincoln Cathedral with our opening event because it’s something that is very important to local residents of Lincoln but also to the tourism industry.

“The Body Shop is very keen on helping local communities and local charities.

“We have also really gone back to our original routes so its a lot more focussed on that customer consultation on the products and their ingredients. A lot of the products are fair trade and it’s also enabling people to try the products.”