Roddick's Body Shop: An Empire Built on a Ruse? Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick died this week at age 64. She created a cosmetics empire that sold good works as much as good scents: its products were branded as "pure" and not tested on animals. Alas, Roddick's ethical business claims turned to be dubious, says Scott Simon.
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Roddick's Body Shop: An Empire Built on a Ruse?

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Roddick's Body Shop: An Empire Built on a Ruse?

Roddick's Body Shop: An Empire Built on a Ruse?

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Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick died this week at age 64. She created a cosmetics empire that sold good works as much as good scents: its products were branded as "pure" and not tested on animals. Alas, Roddick's ethical business claims turned to be dubious, says Scott Simon.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Dame Anita said she hoped her business ethics would work their way into the French multinational cosmetics firm, instead of the other way around. Maybe they already had.

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