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Herbalife’s Chief Health and Nutrition Officer Attends 12th U.S.–China CEO Dialogue

Chief Health and Nutrition Officer

Herbalife Nutrition announced that Dr. John Agwunobi, co-president and chief health and nutrition officer, attended the 12th U.S.–China CEO Dialogue on September 10, in Beijing. The event, co-organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC), is designed to further dialogue between U.S. companies and Chinese government…

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Mary Kay Inc. Unveils Findings on Sun Care Research

Sun Care Research

Mary Kay Inc. recently unveiled its findings on sunscreen viscosity at the 2019 Sunscreen Symposium presented by the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. A global beauty company and leader in skincare innovation, Mary Kay continued its decades-long commitment to skin science research as a sponsor of the event, which was held Sept. 12–14 in Lake Buena…

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RCL Activates Disaster Relief Operation for Grand Bahama Island

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a partner to Direct Selling News and several direct selling companies, recently mobilized initial relief efforts for Grand Bahama Island, which was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month. Last week, more than 100 crewmembers from Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas became the first to activate the company’s disaster relief operation to bring relief…

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New Avon White Paper Explores Relationship Between Beauty And Happiness

New Avon White Paper

Avon Products, Inc. announced its major new white paper, Beauty, Happiness and the Rise of the “Perfectly Me.” This cultural snapshot of Avon’s perspective on beauty explores the company’s new thoughts around women, happiness and ever-evolving attitudes to beauty. The report was co-created by key members of Avon’s research and development and innovation teams and led by Chief Scientific Officer Louise…

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WorldVentures Expands into Brazil


WorldVentures™ recently announced that it has opened in a new global market: Brazil. Since 2015, WorldVentures has hosted 100 DreamTrips in Brazil, accounting for thousands of travelers who visited the country as part of the membership. With the opening of the membership, the company is looking to increase the number of DreamTrips offerings in the country.…

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Avon Foundation Argentina Awards $1 Million to Social Change Projects

Avon Foundation Argentina

The Avon Foundation Argentina recently announced new awards totaling $1 million to women-led social projects at the 12th annual Avon Foundation Women Solidarity Awards. Five winners will be granted $200,000 each towards an initiative they’ve created and implemented to improve the lives of people in their communities. The Solidarity Awards aim to stimulate and support community…

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Direct Selling Companies Win International Stevie Awards

International Stevie Awards

Jeunesse Global, Kannaway, ARIIX, USANA Health Sciences, Amway, LifeVantage, Neogenics Nutrition and Medical Marijuana, Inc. were winners at the 16th annual International Business Awards®, known as the Stevies. A record total of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range…

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Approval of Oriflame Merger Set for Sept. 30

af Jochnick Family

The Board of Directors of Oriflame Holding AG has set a meeting on September 30 for approval of the merger with Walnut Mergeco AG, a Swiss entity 100 percent owned by Walnut Bidco Plc. Following the delisting of Oriflame on July 17, the Board has resolved to call the remaining shareholders to an Extraordinary General Shareholders’…

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Morinda/New Age Announces Expansion Plans; CEO Rings Nasdaq Closing Bell

Morinda/New Age

Morinda/New Age (NASDAQ: NBEV) recently announced that it plans to expand operations into three regions: Africa, Europe and Latin America. “We call this new initiative Project: White Spaces, and it begins today,” said Chief Commercial Officer Kelly Olsen. “We see white spaces in every market, and we will seek the best leaders in the industry…

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