OPTAVIA / Medifast

9 Direct Selling Companies Honored with Stevie Awards

Stevie® award

Nine direct selling companies were recently selected as 2019 Stevie® award winners by the American Business Awards for outstanding performances in the workplace. 4Life Research, ARIIX, Jeunesse Global, Kannaway, LifeVantage, Medifast/OPTAVIA, MONAT Global, USANA Health Sciences and Vivint Smart Home were among the companies chosen. The winners will be presented with their awards at the 17th…

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Medifast/OPTAVIA Brings Healthy Habits to Underserved Communities

Healthy Habits

Medifast recently announced its commitment to bring healthy habits to kids and families in underserved communities. Through its partnerships with local and national nonprofits, the company’s philanthropic initiative Healthy Habits For All will work to provide the education and access necessary to make healthy habits a reality for everyone. “Health and wellness programs are often out…

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Medifast Revenue Up 68%, OPTAVIA Coaches Up 63% in Q1 2019

Medifast Q1 2019

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) reported revenue of $165.9 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, an increase of 68.2 percent year-over-year. The company also reported active earning OPTAVIA Coaches of 27,200, an increase of 62.9 percent year-over-year. “Our strong start to the year was fueled by a record number of active earning OPTAVIA Coaches and increased coach productivity,” said Dan…

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DSN Announces the 2019 Global 100!

Global 100 Ranking

Direct Selling News tonight announced its Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world. Since 2004, DSN has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. In 2009, the magazine thought it fitting to further recognize the industry by compiling the…

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Financial Analysis

Public Direct Sellers: Business Slowed a Bit in the Fourth Quarter; Lots of Changes at Nu Skin Under CEO Ritch Wood as the Company Reinvents Itself for the Digital Age. Nu Skin Enterprises held an Investor Day at its headquarters in Provo, UT, at the end of February. Nearly two years into Ritch Wood’s tenure…

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Medifast Revenue Up 87% for Q4 2018; Up 66% for Full Year

OPTAVIA / Medifast

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2018, revenue increased 87.0 percent to $145.8 million from revenue of $78.0 million for the fourth quarter last year. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 72 percent of consumable units sold for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 51…

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Public Companies Faring Well Through First 3 Quarters of 2018

Wall Street

U.S public direct selling companies are enjoying a profitable year through the first nine months of 2018. Four billion-dollar companies—Herbalife Nutrition (up 11%), Nu Skin (up 23.7%), Primerica (up 13%) and USANA (up 14.9%)—are on track to surpass net sales from 2017. The other billion-dollar US company, Tupperware, is experiencing lower than usual sales for…

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Medifast Q3 Revenue Up 80%; Primerica Up 13%

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) and Primerica, Inc. (NYSE: PRI) recently reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. Medifast For the third quarter of 2018, revenue increased 80.3 percent to $139.2 million from revenue of $77.2 million for the third quarter last year. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 70 percent of consumable units sold for the third quarter of 2018 compared to…

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Medifast/OPTAVIA Expands Executive Team to Support Asia-Pacific Expansion

OPTAVIA / Medifast

Medifast/OPTAVIA recently expanded its executive team to support its intended Asia-Pacific expansion, including Hong Kong and Singapore, in 2019. Tony Tyree has been appointed chief marketing officer and Fran Lawler has been appointed chief human resources officer, adding to the company’s leadership team as it prepares for international expansion with its lifestyle brand and Coach community, OPTAVIA®. The appointments follow those of Nicholas Johnson, president…

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Public Direct Sellers: Strong Q2 for Wellness Companies

The stocks of the six publicly traded direct selling companies we follow that are listed in the U.S., Herbalife Nutrition (HLF), Medifast (MED), Nu Skin (NUS), Tupperware (TUP), USANA (USNA) and London-based Avon Products (AVP), on balance continued their strong run in the Q2. Through the first six months of the year, our proprietary Lane…

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