Posts by Beth Douglass Silcox

Billion Dollar Markets

Record global sales, China inches closer to eclipsing the U.S., and emerging markets gain strength. In 2017, global direct selling recorded US$189.6 billion (2017 constant U.S. dollars) in estimated retail sales—a 1.6 percent increase over 2016. — and up nearly $20 billion since 2014, resulting in a 3.7% compound annual growth rate over the 3-year period…

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Seeking Regulatory Clarity

Seeking Regulatory Clarity

This Sidebar is part of the August 2018 Cover Story Continuous and transparent communication about how direct selling works and its value has prompted greater understanding by governments and the public around the world, Tamuna Gabilaia, executive director and COO, WFDSA, says. Offering this education ensures more favorable operating environments for distinguished and credible direct…

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Strategic Pivot: ASEA’s infrastructure build out readies them for growth

ASEA Redox

When they launched nearly ten years ago, ASEA married the highly personal and culturally infused aspects of direct selling to a traditional, Fortune 50 corporate strategic planning structure. The mission: Take a revolutionary cellular health product to the masses worldwide.   ASEA Founded: 2009 Headquarters: Pleasant Grove, UT Top Executive: Tyler Norton, Founder/Chairman of the Board;…

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D. Gary Young: A Lasting Legacy For Future Generations

In this issue: List of Top 100 Companies DSN Welcomes Executives and Guests to its Global 100 Evening of Celebration Global Good: Why Direct Selling Succeeds Beyond Our Borders 5 Best Practices for Making It Work in the Global Market Frequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking Bravo Legacy Award: D. Gary Young: A…

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Gary Young’s Legacy Honored

D. Gary Young, who passed away on May 12, 2018, was the amalgam of a life spent overcoming tremendous adversity—poverty, disabling injury, ridicule and a harsh upbringing fostered in him an unstoppable desire to help others in need. Through Young Living, the company that he and wife, Mary, founded in 1994, Gary Young built a…

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Tenacity and Tech: Kyäni’s 20/20 Vision

Kyani

For Kyäni founders Kirk Hansen, Jim Hansen and Carl Taylor, the direct selling channel was new territory, much like the vast, untouched landscape that produces the wild Alaskan blueberry, an essential ingredient to Kyäni’s Triangle of Health flagship products. KYÄNI Founded: 2007 Headquarters: Idaho Falls, Idaho Top Executive: Founders Kirk Hansen, Jim Hansen and Carl Taylor;…

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J. Hilburn: Powered by Possibility Modernizing Men’s Custom Clothing, One Measure at a Time

Founded: 2007 Headquarters: Dallas, Texas Executives: Veeral Rathod, CEO and Co-Founder Products: Custom clothing and accessories J.Hilburn set out to build a better menswear brand and modernize made-to-measure men’s clothing a decade ago. The company and its founding team were powered by possibility and unhindered by the constraints of what they believed to be an antiquated apparel industry. Executives…

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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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