Archive for June 2018

Jamberry Announces Foreclosure

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UPDATE… Lindon, Utah-based Jamberry yesterday announced that the company is in foreclosure. In a communication to consultants, the company stated, “We’re so grateful to each of you for your patience during this transitional time for Jamberry. We regret to inform you that any product, gift cards, swag, marketing or event purchases made prior to 11:59 p.m.…

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Arbonne Announces New CEO Jean-David Schwartz

Arbonne International CEO Jean-David Schwartz

Photo: Arbonne International CEO Jean-David Schwartz Arbonne International, LLC, the Irvine, Calif.-based direct seller of personal care and wellness products, today introduced a new chief executive officer: Jean-David Schwartz. Former CEO Kay Zanotti decided to retire after nine years to spend more time with her family. During her tenure, Zanotti led Arbonne through some of its most successful years since…

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LuLaRoe, Evel Knievel Family Announce 2-Year Apparel Licensing Partnership

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The Evel Knievel family brand and LuLaRoe, one of the country’s leading family-owned social retailers, today announced a two-year apparel licensing partnership that kicks off this summer with select pieces from the LuLaRoe American Dreams Collection. This vintage Americana-inspired collection pays tribute to the ’60s and ’70s, with a special ode to Knievel, the American icon whose bravery, risk-taking spirit, and…

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Avon Accelerates Digital Transformation Plans: Launches Shoppable Brochure

Avon Products UK HQ

Avon Products, Inc. has announced it has reached a series of milestones in its plans to transform the digital capabilities of its Representatives and improve interactions with consumers. The London-based beauty company’s global digital platforms and experience team has launched a fully digitized, mobile-enabled, e-interactive brochure that allows Avon Representatives to connect quickly and effectively with their customers. Avon…

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Avon Launches “Make It Happen: Powered by Avon” Podcast Series

Photo: Avon Representatives recording the “Make it Happen: Powered by Avon” podcast series.  Pictured from left to right: Linda Montavo, Avon Representative from Woodbridge, VA; Evy deAngelis, Executive Director of Sales Development at Avon; Donna Reid-Mitchell, Avon Representative from Dallas. TX and Orenthia Ricketts, Avon Representative from Newark, NJ. New York-based social selling company Avon is…

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Australia DSA Announces 2018 Industry Awards Winners

Sydney Harbour, Australia.

Photo: Sydney Harbour, Australia. Direct Selling Australia, the country’s leading representative body for retail direct selling, recently announced the winners of the 2018 DSA Industry Awards during its 51st Annual Conference – Experience It. The awards, which were presented by Australian television personality and model Nicky Buckley, recognized the achievements of member companies transforming the lives of those…

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LifeVantage Launches in Taiwan

Financial district in Taipei, Taiwan

Photo: Financial district in Taipei, Taiwan Sandy, Utah-based LifeVantage Corporation announced today that it has further expanded its footprint in Asia by opening for business in Taiwan. The company formally kicked off operations in Taiwan in conjunction with a successful market launch event on June 24 in Taipei. “We are excited about Taiwan’s potential and are committed to the long-term success of this market as part of…

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Princess House Launches E-Commerce as New Revenue Stream for Consultants

Photo: Connie Tang, president and CEO of Princess House Princess House, the Taunton, Mass.-based direct seller of exclusive cookware, food storage and home and entertainment products to support a healthy lifestyle, is celebrating 55 years of direct selling success with a brand transformation that introduces online product availability for the first time. The 24/7 sales channel…

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Supreme Court’s Sales Tax Ruling: A Positive for Direct Selling?

Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1992 ruling that allowed online retailers to skirt sales tax collection responsibilities in states where they did not have a physical presence. The decision, in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., states that internet retailers can now be required to collect state sales tax in online transactions. With the new…

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DSA Committed to Helping Members Support “America’s Original Entrepreneurs”

According to the recently released “Growth and Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2017” by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 2017 saw slight decreases in sales and involvement in direct selling in the United States, the largest direct selling market in the world. The DSA, the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to…

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