Bath and Body Works was founded in Albany, Ohio, in 1990. The company is a chain of stores offering skin care products, scented bath additives, and scented lotions. The company began their eCommerce site and began seasonal mail-order catalogs in 2006.
The company is part of the L Brands Corporation. Their second division, which sells scented products such as candles for the home, has been renamed White Barn Candle Company. Bath and Body Works has the second highest revenue of any other L Brand company, second only to Victoria Secret. Annual revenue in 2006 was $2.28 billion.
In 2015, the company experienced a 30% growth rate in a 12 month period at a time when other fragrance and candle store sales are wilting.
Bath and Body Works has more than 1,665 locations in the US and several more in Canada, Chile, and Kuwait.