Archive for June 2018

Direct Selling Industry Leaders Gather in San Diego for DSA Annual Meeting

Jo Mariano

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) Annual Meeting’s general sessions kicked off today with a focus on sharing best practices for the direct selling industry and exploring new ways to continue developing “America’s Original Entrepreneurs.” The event will run through tomorrow at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego. “Direct selling is poised to be…

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A Top Consumer Trend for 2018: Adaptive Entrepreneurs

Euromonitor International’s 2017 Global Consumer Trends Survey shows that nearly 50 percent of respondents across all generations aspire to be self-employed, showing a growing trend towards this adaptive entrepreneurial lifestyle. Consumers are increasingly seeking flexibility in their lifestyles and are prepared to take risks. Millennials especially have an entrepreneurial nature, shifting away from the traditional…

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WFDSA Report: New Global Records for 2017 Retail Sales, Representatives


The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), the leading international non-governmental organization representing direct selling industry worldwide as a federation of national Direct Selling Associations, yesterday released business results for 2017. According to WFDSA: Global estimated retail sales for 2017 were $189.6 billion, a 1.6% increase over 2016. Compound annual growth rate for the…

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Herbalife Nutrition Partners with American Red Cross on #MissingType Campaign

Blood Donation

In its ongoing support of the American Red Cross, and to help bring awareness for the need of blood donors, Los Angeles-based Herbalife Nutrition recently announced its support for the American Red Cross #MissingType campaign. Through July 3, Herbalife Nutrition will join the Red Cross and other organizations, celebrities and influencers to remove the letters representing the main blood groups–– A, B and O––from…

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Nu Skin’s 15th Annual Force for Good Day Celebrates Global Humanitarian Efforts

Provo, Utah-based Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. recently celebrated its 15th annual Force for Good Day by participating in humanitarian projects in more than 20 countries, including local community projects focused on improving the lives of tens of thousands of children. At Nu Skin’s global headquarters, more than 1,500 Nu Skin corporate employees teamed up with United Way…

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Dustin Hillis Appointed New CEO of Southwestern

Dustin Willis

Southwestern, the 163-year-old direct seller and one of Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest private corporations, recently announced the appointment of a new CEO. On July 1, Dustin Hillis will be promoted to the position held by Henry Bedford since 2006. Bedford will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of the corporation and as…

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SimplyFun Hits Awards Milestone

Bellevue, Washington-based SimplyFun, LLC., publisher of award-winning educational board games,recently marked a milestone of 200 award wins when their new Language Arts game, ARTributes, earned a PAL Award in May 2018. SimplyFun games began winning awards in 2005, one year into the company’s operation. Since then, the company’s games have continued to be honored, including three…

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Young Living Promotes Lee Bowen to Chief Financial Officer

Young Living Essential Oils

Lehi, UT-based Young Living Essential Oils recently announced the appointment of Lee Bowen as its chief financial officer. Bowen will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial condition, as well as overseeing the Accounting, Tax, Finance, Commission Services and Human Resources departments. “At Young Living, much like we seek out the best botanicals from around the…

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Reliv International Names Ryan Montgomery Chief Executive Officer

Ryan A. Montgomery

Reliv International, Inc., the Chesterfield, Mo.-based maker of nutritional supplements that promotes optimal health, recently announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ryan A. Montgomery to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Robert L. Montgomery will continue to serve as Chairman of Reliv’s Board. In his new position, Montgomery will manage the…

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Direct Sellers to Be Honored with 2018 American Business Awards

Today, June 11, several direct selling companies will be heading to New York for the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. Jeunesse Global, Young Living Essential Oils, USANA, 4Life Research, ARIIX, Isagenix, Monat Global and Medifast, parent company of OPTAVIA, will be honored with Stevie® Awards from the organizers of the world’s premier business awards programs.…

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