Long before being green was fashionable, Anita Roddick proved you could achieve differentiation in a crowded market by creating a socially and environmentally responsible business. By the time she died of a brain hemorrhage in 2007 at age 64, Roddick had become one of Britain's most celebrated entrepreneurs, with an empire of more than 2,000 Body Shop stores in some 50 countries.
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