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U.S. DSA Announces 2019 Officers, Directors

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The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) recently announced elected officers and directors to the association’s Board of Directors.   Officers and directors of the association are recognized leaders who have earned the respect of their colleagues and the public and are committed to lead and direct the affairs of the association. The board officers will each serve one-year…

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Melaleuca’s VanderSloot Unveils Fund to Defend People from Medical-Debt Collectors


Frank VanderSloot, founder and CEO of Melaleuca, recently launched a new fund to defend people from “overly aggressive medical debt collectors.” VanderSloot and his wife, Belinda, announced a $500,000 legal defense fund last week to help east Idahoans with medical debt who also have been slapped with “excessive attorney fees.” “Medical rates and medical expenses…

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Melaleuca Promotes Jerry Felton to President of International

Melaleuca, Idaho Falls, an Idaho-based natural health and wellness brand, has promoted Jerry Felton to president of Melaleuca International. Felton, who previously served as Melaleuca’s senior vice president of International, will oversee all the company’s international operations in the 16 countries where it does business. Felton has been with Melaleuca for nine years. He served…

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Melaleuca Celebrates $2 Billion in Annual Sales

Melaleuca, an Idaho Falls, Idaho-based direct seller natural nutritional and household products, recently reached a milestone event in the company’s history. On Dec. 26, CEO Frank VanderSloot shared the news that the wellness company had reached $2 billion in annual sales. The milestone was celebrated at a gathering at the company’s central headquarters where a…

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Melaleuca CEO Gives GOP Tax Cut Bonuses to Employees

Melaleuca, an Idaho Falls, Idaho-based wellness company, has decided that the company’s surplus cash gained from the new tax-overhaul bill will be given to Melaleuca employees. The $1.5 trillion tax cut plan for U.S. corporations, signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22, is the lowest rate since 1939. Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot announced via…

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Melaleuca Pays $2.8 Million in Longevity Bonuses to 230 Employees

Melaleuca, the Idaho Falls, Idaho-based wellness company, recently rewarded 230 employees who have reached landmark anniversaries this year by giving them $2.8 million in loyalty and longevity bonuses during the company’s annual meeting. These bonuses were distributed to 180 employees from Idaho Falls and Rexburg, Idaho; 45 from Knoxville, Tennessee, three from Hawaii and two…

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Natural Disasters: Direct Selling Relief Efforts

In the past month, three natural disasters have struck North America and the Caribbean, killing hundreds of people and causing property damage amounting to billions of dollars. Many people in the direct selling community, particularly those in Texas and Florida, were affected by these horrific events. In late August, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area,…

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Direct Selling Companies Step Up to Help in Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

When natural disasters strike, the direct selling community is quick to offer help with relief efforts. Such was the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 storm that caused catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas this past week. When Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, bringing with it record rainfall and causing severe…

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Annual Meeting Focuses on Reimagining Channel

The U.S. Direct Selling Association held its Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, June 5 to 7, bringing together direct selling company executives, academics, suppliers and global direct selling leaders for collaboration and conversation about the trends shaping the channel.

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