Archive for January 2013

Oriflame Commencing Share Buyback

In a very positive move for the company and shareholders of one of the world’s largest direct sellers, Oriflame announced this week that it will repurchase up to 5.7 million of the company’s shares.

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Johnson and Herbalife Fight Back

In response to the recent attack on Herbalife by Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, Herbalife held an investor’s conference on Jan. 10 to address the charges. Company President Des Walsh called Ackman’s claims a “gross distortion of the reality.”

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The Herbalife Attack

Last summer and fall proved to be a battleground for a few Wall Street analysts and their direct selling company targets, but Bill Ackman’s Christmastime attack on Herbalife seems to be an all-out war.

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A Deeper Look at the Direct Seller

Direct selling is a unique channel of distribution where individual salespeople choose their own level of involvement and where unique aspects of the business model continually offer compelling rewards not available in traditional work environments.

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Letter from John Fleming, January 2013

Happy New Year! It’s here!
As we start any new year there is always much to reflect on and many new goals and objectives to strive toward. Because of you, we know the stories we tell will continue to keep all informed of the realization that even in the most challenging of times our industry will continue to demonstrate, through the opportunities offered, that growth in its many forms is still the foundation upon which the direct selling channel is built.

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