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Avon Foundation for Women Announces $200,000 Grant for Vital Voices

Vital Voices

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women recently announced a new $200,000 grant to Vital Voices Global Partnership. The grant will fund Voices Against Violence, an initiative which builds on Avon’s long-standing commitment to help women and girls live safe lives, free from violence. The donation marks the Avon Foundation’s tenth year partnering with Vital Voices, bringing its total funding for…

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Kannaway Announces Updated Branding Strategy, New Website

rebranded

Medical Marijuana, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Kannaway® has launched a completely redesigned website and the rebranding of its globally recognized hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products. The company hopes that consumers will find the new website easier to navigate for access to the products and CBD education that fits their unique lifestyles. Kannaway’s rebranded products are designed to be…

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California Assembly Bill 5 Approved

California Bill

California lawmakers approved a sweeping employment law bill on Wednesday that would force a variety of industries, including the gig economy, to provide benefits to independent contractors. Direct sellers are excluded from the decision. Assembly Bill 5, introduced in January by Rep. Lorena Gonzalez, codifies and expands a landmark state supreme court ruling from last…

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India Hicks to Close Business

India Hicks

India Hicks announced that she will be closing her eponymous lifestyle brand. In an Instagram caption posted earlier this week, the designer said “the difficulties faced as a young brand have proved to be too much for us to overcome… Today we will be thoughtfully winding down our business, taking along the gifts of life…

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Mary Kay Inc. Reaps Numerous Rewards in Europe

Mary Kay’s Europe

In 2018 and 2019, Mary Kay’s Europe Region earned over 90 product and industry awards. “In a highly competitive environment, Mary Kay’s business values stand out around the world, and shine in Europe,” said Tara Eustace, president of the Mary Kay Europe Region. Recent awards include: Excellence in Direct Selling Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association, recently recognized Mary…

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DSA Canada Celebrates Industry Leaders at 2019 Awards Gala

DSA Canada

The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada recently announced the recipients of the 2019 DSA Awards during their annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The DSA Awards honor and recognize organizations and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the direct selling industry in Canada. “The recipients of these awards are true champions of Canada’s direct selling industry,”…

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U.S. DSA Supports H.R. 3522, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act

H.R. 3522

On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R 3522, was introduced with bipartisan support. The Act reinforces the status of direct sellers as independent contractors by incorporating the specific language in Section 3508 of the Internal Revenue Service Code on direct selling independent contractor status into the Fair Labor Standards Act. As…

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Plexus Enters Energy Drink Market with Clean Energy Supplement

Plexus Active

Plexus Worldwide recently announced its expansion into the energy drink category with the launch of Plexus Active™.  According to the company, Active is an energy supplement formulated with a clean energy blend for a long-lasting boost without jitters or a crash feeling, enhanced mental clarity and alertness and improved post-activity recovery. “Plexus has always been committed to formulating…

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Kannaway Joins European Industrial Hemp Association

EIHA

Medical Marijuana, Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Kannaway® has become a member of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). “We’re excited to be recognized as a leader in the European hemp industry,” said Kannaway Vice President of International Alex Grapov. “We look forward to working with the EIHA to help drive global policy changes regarding the…

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Martine Girotto Named President of LegalShield Canada

Martine Girotto

LegalShield today announced that Martine Girotto has been named president of LegalShield Canada. She will report to LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell.  “We are incredibly excited Martine has joined our leadership team. With her record of leadership at major brands and deep roots in the Canadian community, Martine has developed a top reputation in the industry…

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