As Lush expands, pressure on producers mounts

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Published: 28Jun2017

According to the Globe and Mail, times are good for UK-based bath-bomb producer Lush. Right now, all of its North American stores are supplied from two Canadian production centres, but as business picks up in the southern US, the company is looking at opening a US factory to supply that market; since Lush is all about sustainable, preservative-free products, it needs a production facility to be near a given area’s retailers.

But when a company of that size depends so heavily on sustainable ingredients, it can put pressure on producers. Desautels professor Mehmet Gumus says that this makes it critical for those producers to bring their consistency and supply-chain game up to the next level.

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