Sales: $1.2 billion
Key Personnel: Mark and Mo Constantine, co-founders; Jack Constantine, chief digital officer.
Major Products: Homemade bath and beauty products.
Comments: Lush’s handmade products can be found in 50 countries. All told, there are more than 900 shops located across the globe (some are franchises and joint ventures).
For the year to June 30, 2017, Lush’s turnover rose more than 36%, with sales from company-owned stores contributing about $616 million.
According to co-founder Mark Constantine, the firm came “tantalizingly” close to reaching the £1 billion milestone.
Always outspoken about issues beyond bath bombs (think animal rights, marriage rights and pipelines, to name just a few topics), Lush’s recent UK campaign about police spying experienced some negative press and pushback from groups like the Police Federation of England and Wales. The goal of the month-long campaign, which was unveiled in June and teamed the beauty brand with UK support group Police Spies Out of Lives, was to “raise awareness of the ongoing undercover policing scandal, where officers have infiltrated the lives, homes and beds of activists,” Lush wrote in a statement.
In July, Lush announced plans to open its first shop in Malaysia.