Recently, we were honored to be able to interview Candace Matthews, Chief Reputation Officer at Amway, and discover more about Candace and what role a Chief Reputation Officer plays.   Candace Matthews has been with Amway since 2007 and is currently responsible for overseeing Amway’s global reputation strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Amway Brand. Candace is the…

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How to make online shopping tools accessible to distributors & customers. Making a tech tool easy for anyone to use doesn’t mean you have to water it down. he amount of shopping we do from smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs has made shopping in person seem almost novel. From the couch, kitchen or car we browse…

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There has been a great deal of research and ongoing discussion around the pandemic and its impact on direct selling. The data clearly demonstrates the power and agility of direct selling as both a distribution channel and business opportunity. The pandemic has forced our industry to operate in a world that is more virtual than…

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Jerry Brassfield is the Founder and Chairman of NeoLife International. Brassfield started his career in network marketing at the age of 19 and within eight years was worth $5 million—an especially hefty sum for 1967. Brassfield’s vision for a company that would reflect his own personal values while providing long-term stability for future generations led to the creation…

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John Fleming has been one of direct selling’s most consistent and strongest advocates. His successful career as a distributor led him to a corporate role with Avon Products, Inc., followed by the distinguished title of Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News for nine years. FLEMING was inducted into the Direct Selling Education Foundation Circle of Honor…

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Stan Fredrick co-founded Colony House and Colesce Couture. He is a majority shareholder of WineShop at Home and Custom Fit Bra Company. Stan is also a founder and partner of Blue Ostrich Winery and Vineyard. In 2001, Fredrick became a board member and the second-largest beneficial shareholder of Mannatech. As an industry advocate for more than four…

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Rick Goings is Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of Tupperware Brands. During his successful career, Goings held a number of global senior management positions in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Goings was an outspoken advocate in redefining business as something that served not only shareholders but all stakeholders, including customers and employees. Humanitarian and philanthropic efforts have been…

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Rudy Revak is the craftsman behind multiple highly successful direct selling companies, including Symmetry and Xyngular, which he founded in 1995 and 2009, respectively. As the Chairman and Founder of Global Ventures Partners, an investment capital firm committed to creating opportunities for common people to achieve uncommon results, Bevak was instrumental in the acquisition and rebranding of…

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Larry Thompson was once called “The Architect of Wealth Building” by The Wall Street Journal. With more than 50 years of experience in direct selling, Thompson, along with Mark Hughes, the founder of Herbalife, laid the foundation for what has become one of the largest brands in direct selling. Thompson is also known to be a mentor…

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Here at Direct Selling News, we are celebrating our 200th issue. That means that for the last 17 years, we have been researching, reporting and curating important industry news and trends. To that end, we’ve profiled hundreds of executives and companies; compiled thousands of statistics; and chronicled countless trends, regulatory concerns and technical innovations. We’ve…

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