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Oriflame Co-Founder Jonas af Jochnick Passes Away

Jonas af Jochnick

Jonas af Jochnick, co-founder of direct selling giant Oriflame Cosmetics, died suddenly last Friday. The 81-year-old Swedish entrepreneur and businessman, who founded Stockholm-based Oriflame with his brother Robert in 1967, passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had been active in various positions in the company and was for many years a member of the company’s board,…

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WorldVentures Opens New Regional Office in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

WorldVentures recently announced that it has opened a new regional office in Hong Kong. “WorldVentures has made commitments to give Hong Kong the support it needs to help Independent Reps and DreamTrips Members understand the value of our opportunity and vacation club membership,” said WorldVentures General Manager of Hong Kong Sam Lau. “We’re here to…

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AdvoCare Announces Revision of Business Model

Business Model

AdvoCare International today announced a revision of its business model from multi-level marketing to a direct-to-consumer and single-level marketing compensation plan. AdvoCare has been in confidential talks with the Federal Trade Commission about the AdvoCare business model and how AdvoCare compensates its Distributors. The planned change will impact Distributors who have participated in the multi-level…

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Mary Kay Launches Pink Young Cosmetics Line

Pink Young

Mary Kay recently made the color pink more powerful in China when it launched Pink Young, a cosmetics line that defines the power of today’s women. “Pink Young stands for passion, enthusiasm and courage,” said KK Chua, CEO of Mary Kay Asia, during the launch ceremony for the new products. “It’s the answer for today’s…

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Euromonitor ranks Nu Skin #1 At-Home Beauty Device System Brand

Euromonitor

Nu Skin has been ranked the world’s number one at-home beauty device system brand for 2017 and 2018 by Euromonitor International Ltd. “Nu Skin has differentiated itself in the rapidly growing at-home beauty device market with Device Systems that combine powerful serums and solutions with beauty devices to become the leading brand,” said Ryan Napierski, president of Nu…

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LR Health & Beauty Launches “LR MyOffice”

LR MyOffice

LR Health & Beauty recently announced it has launched a new tool, LR MyOffice, to support sales partners with their work in the digital LR world. The Ahlen, Germany-based company teamed with American software provider Exigo to develop the tool, which can be used on Pcs, tablets and smartphones. With LR MyOffice, sales partners can get information on…

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Q1 Results: NHT Hit Hard by 100 Day Action in China; Down 63%

100-day

Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ: NHTC), which markets premium quality personal care, wellness and “quality of life” products under the NHT Global brand, recently announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. Total revenue of $19.3 million decreased 63 percent compared to $52.4 million in the first quarter of 2018 primarily due to a…

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Q1 Results: Mannatech Down 8%; Oriflame Down 6%

first quarter

Flower Mound, Texas-based Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) recently announced net sales of $38 million for the first quarter of 2019. The net sales represented a decrease of $3.4 million, or 8.2 percent, as compared to $41.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. Income from operations increased to $1.1 million for the first quarter 2019, from a loss of $0.9 million in the same period in…

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LifeVantage Launches in Ireland

Ireland

LifeVantage recently launched its third European market in the past eight months with the addition of Ireland last week. “The opening of Ireland is something that has been highly anticipated among many of our leaders in the UK in particular, and we expect it to be a productive asset in our larger European strategy,” said…

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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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