Archive for December 2010

Avon: Continuing to Build Personal Legacies

In this centennial year for our industry, and on the eve of Avon’s 125th anniversary in 2011, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on the subject of legacies. At our last annual meeting, I was very proud to accept, on Avon’s behalf, both the Century Club and Founder’s awards acknowledging Avon’s pioneering role in direct selling. For me, personally, these awards were also a reminder of the extraordinary and linked journey of our company and the industry we serve.

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Letter from John Fleming, December 2010

Exactly two years ago, the top stories were the election and the economy. As we now reflect on the close of another year, the stories that are still at the forefront in our minds are whether the leadership of this country is moving us toward recovery from the recession or whether we are still very deep into a recessionary economy.

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Eliminating Hunger in the World: USANA Partners with the Children’s Hunger Fund

Take a moment to imagine a world free of hunger, pain and sickness. A world where children don’t have to suffer because they aren’t receiving healthy meals or the medical treatment needed just to fight off a common cold. Just imagine the impact of seeing children smiling and playing, instead of crying and oftentimes dying from hunger. Can you see a world that free?

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Shipping: 10 Questions to Consider

Shipping costs continue to be a major cost component in a company’s overall supply chain costs. Furthermore, shipping rules and regulations continue to increase in complexity, and costs continue to increase every year. Oftentimes, companies either absorb these costs or pass them on to distributors who are struggling to manage expenses while building a business. In addition, shipping policies and costs may directly impact a company’s sales and its ability to recruit and retain distributors.

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