The Body Shop names Jordan Searle GM, North America
In this role, Searle, who joined The Body Shop North America in 2021 as VP of omnichannel, will oversee the strategy and performance of the brand’s North American division in retail, wholesale distribution, marketing, e-commerce and activism. In particular, he is expected to help advance the brand’s omnichannel transformation with a strategic focus on retail and ecommerce.
Among his priorities are accelerating growth; expanding the brand’s Workshop-concept retail locations in Canada; growing sales for the brand’s skincare category; driving customer acquisition; and accelerating The Body Shop’s social and environmental impact.
“Jordan has had a successful introduction to the business since he joined us just over a year ago as Omnichannel Director,” said Caroline Le Roch, managing director for Europe and North America, The Body Shop.
“He brings great retail experience from his time at Canada Goose and ECCO where he led the introduction of its elevated retail concept. As we continue our focus on growth and delivering our changemaking mission, we’re confident his deeply collaborative leadership skills, affinity for our brand and expertise in retail, ecommerce, and marketing make him an excellent choice to lead the future of The Body Shop in North America.”
Prior to joining The Body Shop, Searle spent much of his career working with lifestyle apparel brands developing sales distribution and commercial strategies. Additionally, he developed and expanded direct-to-consumer practices for ECCO and Canada Goose in North America and Europe.
“The Body Shop North America is entering an exciting new chapter,” said Searle. “Now more than ever, we’re leaning into our activist roots, championing our assortment of effective and ethical product that caters to every body, and driving positive impact through our aggressive sustainability agenda. I am energized to work alongside our talented team in North America to deliver the brand’s purpose-led mission while continuing to elevate our customer experience.”
The Body Shop is part of Natura & Co, which also owns Avon and Natura. It is currently a Certified B Corporation and operates 177 stores across North America.
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