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Kay Nemoto Named Avon Products, Inc. Chief Strategy and HR Officer

Avon Products, Inc. announced it has appointed Kay Nemoto as senior vice president chief enablement officer and chief human resources officer. In this new role Nemoto will lead the change management and cultural overhaul underpinning Avon’s transformation. She will join Avon’s Executive Committee and report to CEO Jan Zijderveld. “I’m delighted to be securing talent…

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Iconic Longaberger Basket Headquarters for Sale

One of the world’s most “unusual,” “bizarre” or “coolest” buildings in the United States, depending upon your perspective, is up for sale. The iconic headquarters of the Longaberger Company is currently being marketed by NAI Ohio River Corridor’s Laurie Stanbro throughout the Midwest region. Utilizing the NAI Global, SIOR and CCIM network of offices and agents as…

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Youngevity to Acquire Hemp-Based CBD Extraction Equipment Manufacturer

Youngevity International (NASDAQ: YGYI) announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase all the assets of Khrysos Global, a manufacturer of hemp-based CBD extraction equipment. The acquisition is intended to establish YGYI’s newly formed wholly owned subsidiary, Khrysos Industries, Inc, as a global player in the field-to-finish hemp-CBD oil, isolate and distillate market. It also…

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Mannatech Celebrates 25 Years

Mannafest

Mannatech, Incorporated is celebrating 25 years of operations with its independent sales associates at eight different MannaFest-type gatherings around the world. “Arriving at the 25-year mark is a big deal for any business, but especially for a direct sales company,” said Alfredo “Al” Bala, CEO and president of Mannatech. “Many companies have come and gone in the last…

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Direct Selling-Style Retail Expected to Thrive in UK in 2019

Retailers using a business model similar to Tupperware parties or Avon’s door-to-door selling are expected to see strong growth in the UK this year. According to a story in the Retail Gazette, an independently sourced news organization covering the UK’s diverse retail industry, the UK Direct Selling Association (DSA) said it expected to see strong growth within the…

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Are You Sure Your Data Is Safe?

Cybercrime

Vigilance, continuous learning are industry’s best defenses against cybercriminals. It has become a painfully common headline: “Cyberthieves breach company’s system, steal credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, passport numbers . . .” High-profile corporations such as Target, Equifax and Marriott all have been robbed of massive amounts of valuable consumer data in recent years, proving…

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The Conversation Advantage

Conversation

E-commerce giants and the gig economy are fierce opponents, but direct selling’s unique marketing strategy could be its best chance to weather the competition. Meaningful human interaction can seem like a dying art in this digital age. Front porches have been replaced by neighborhood Facebook groups, teachers assign homework by email, and political candidates rely…

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SENEGENCE: The Challenge of Growth

Finding solutions to hyper growth has given Senegence a strong foothold on the future. SeneGence Founded: 1999 Top Executives: Joni Rogers-Kante, Founder, CEO and Chairwoman | Ben Kante, Chief Strategy Officer | Alan Rogers Kante, Chief Experience Officer Products: Health and Wellness Headquarters: Foothill Ranch, California Employees: 400 Operation & Manufacturing Centers: California and Oklahoma COUNTRIES:…

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Neora: A Company for a New Era

Neora

With the launch of a new name and compensation plan, Neora brings a new aura to the company formerly known as Nerium International.   Neora (formerly Nerium International) Founded: 2011 Headquarters: Addison, Texas Top Executive: Jeff Olson, Founder and CEO | Deborah Heisz, Co-CEO Products: Skincare, Personal Care and Wellness   In the beginning, there was…

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What You Focus On Grows

What You Focus On Grows

If you’re too spread out and trying to accomplish too many things, you’re setting yourself—and your team—up for a lot of frustration. If you were to ask 10 middle managers at your company what your organization’s top three priorities were, would all 10 give you the same answers? Or would those answers vary wildly? This…

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