Avon Products Inc.

Avon Reports “Unsatisfactory” Q1 2018 Results

Avon Products, Inc., a London, U.K.-based global leader in the beauty sector, has announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Revenue rose 5 percent to $1.4 billion; however, net loss was $21 million and the number of Avon’s active representatives fell 4 percent, the steepest decline in three years. “Avon’s first-quarter results were unsatisfactory and…

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DSN Announces the 2018 Global 100!

Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

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Public Direct Sellers End 2017 on a Strong Note

Douglas M. Lane, CFA, is a securities analyst with more than 20 years of experience covering companies that employ the direct selling business model. He leads a boutique equity research firm, Lane Research, focusing on those companies. His website is www.laneres.com, and he can be reached at doug@laneres.com. The six publicly traded direct selling companies…

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Avon Helps Found First Breast Cancer Support Center in Russia

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Photo: St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow, Russia Avon Products, the second-largest direct seller in the world, announced the grand opening of the first Breast Cancer Support Centre in Moscow, Russia, to provide support for women with breast cancer. The center, called Vmeste (meaning “together”), was founded by London-based Avon Products and the National…

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Global Organic Personal-Care Market Expected to Reach $25.1 Billion by 2025

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Grand View Research Inc., a U.S.-based market research and consulting company, released a new report stating the global organic personal-care market size is expected to reach $25.1 billion by 2025, exhibiting a 9.5 percent CAGR during the forecast period. Growing demand for organic and natural hair-care, skincare and cosmetic products is expected to augment market growth over…

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Avon Launches Music Video with Icona Pop to Celebrate Courage of Women

London-based Avon, the company for women, yesterday celebrated International Women’s Day with the launch of the music video “All My Girls” as part of its #Stand4Her movement, a campaign to honor and support young women to dream higher by sharing life-changing stories. Recorded in Stockholm by Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop—formed by Caroline Hjelt and…

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Avon Foundation to Support UK in Combating Gender-Based Violence

This past week, Northern Ireland’s most influential leaders from the legal, prosecution, law enforcement and frontline support sectors gathered in Belfast for the first-ever Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence held in the U.K. Funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, the Institute is an innovative and interactive training program that provides participants with the tools…

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Avon to Exit Australia and New Zealand Markets by End of 2018

Avon Products Inc., the second largest direct seller in the world, has announced that it will exit the Australia and New Zealand markets by the end of this year. The London-based company provided Direct Selling News with the following statement: “As part of the strategy to return Avon to long-term sustainable profitable growth, the company…

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Avon Reports Revenue Unchanged for Q4 and Full-Year 2017

Avon Products, Inc., a London-based globally recognized leader in direct selling of beauty and related products, has reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2017, total revenue was relatively unchanged at $1.6 billion. Active Representatives and Ending Representatives declined 2 percent and were relatively unchanged, respectively.…

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Avon Products Inc. Appoints Jan Zijderveld as CEO

Avon Products Inc., the world’s largest direct selling beauty brand, has appointed Jan Zijderveld as CEO, effective immediately. Zijderveld, who succeeds Sheri McCoy, will also serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Zijderveld joins London-based Avon Products from Unilever N.V./PLC, a global leader in personal care, home and food products, where he has had a 30-year career.…

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