Archive for August 2017

Youngevity International Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Chula Vista, California-based Youngevity International Inc., a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, recently commemorated its 20th anniversary at the company’s annual convention held in Dallas. Entitled “Lead the Change,” the event featured new product launches and packaging, over 100 breakout sessions, and a new Expo and Hub area that allowed attendees to interact with Brand Champions…

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Former Direct Seller and Current Rep. Backburn Offers Op-Ed on Entrepreneurship

Marsha Blackburn represents Tennessee’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has introduced the bipartisan Anti Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2017 along with Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas) Her opinion, expressed below, originally appeared on thehill.com. Every year, far too many unsuspecting Americans fall victim to pyramid schemes. Sold on the hopes of economic freedom that…

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Thirty-One Gifts Hires Jeff Dahl to Serve as President

Columbus, Ohio-based Thirty-One Gifts recently announced that Jeff Dahl, an industry leader who has worked extensively in more than 30 countries, has joined the company as President. Cindy Monroe, the company’s founder, will continue in her role as CEO. “We’ve worked hard over the past few years to set Thirty-One on a path of long-term…

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ARIIX Honored with 5 Golden Bridge Awards

ARIIX, the direct seller of nutritional supplements, weight loss solutions and skincare products, was recently honored with five 2017 Golden Bridge Awards, the annual industry and peers recognition program honoring the best companies in every major industry. “I am incredibly proud of my partners for receiving the recognition that they deserve,” said Mark Wilson, ARIIX…

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Herbalife to Purchase up to $600 Million of Outstanding Common Shares

Los Angeles-based Herbalife Ltd. recently announced it has commenced a “modified Dutch auction” self-tender offer to purchase for cash up to an aggregate of $600 million of shares of its common stock at a per share price not less than $60.00 nor greater than $68.00. For each share tendered, shareholders will also receive a non-transferable…

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Ambit Energy: Konnichiwa (Hello) from Japan

Ambit employees enjoy the patio at the company’s Dallas headquarters.

When Jere Thompson Jr. and Chris Chambless founded Ambit Energy in 2006, they decided that, operationally, their enterprise was going to be a data processing company and not just an energy company. That concept has created a culture where employees do not just think about what customers and Consultants need; they think about how those…

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Segmenting Direct Selling’s SalesForce in the U.S.

This is a special section of the August, 2017 Cover Story article. Data Released on Pilot Basis in 2016 Seeking a clearer picture of the direct selling salesforce, U.S. DSA and WFDSA embarked on new research to characterize the motivations of people involved in direct selling. U.S. DSA President Joseph Mariano says the channel became increasingly…

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Billion Dollar Markets and Beyond

Sustained Growth Expands Global Direct Sales $25.7 Billion In 4 Years While direct selling is a niche channel for distributing goods and services, each year more and more companies are discovering the power that can be unleashed through an independent salesforce tapping into personal networks. Where door-to-door sales and in-home parties fueled the growth in…

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Grace under Pressure

Connie Tang was named the first woman president and CEO of kitchenware and home décor company Princess House as it approached the 50th Anniversary mark in 2012. During the past five years under her direction, the company has undergone a complete rebranding initiative, which has resulted in steady growth, both in revenue and in number…

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