animal testing

Avon Products Inc. has ended all regulatory-required animal testing, making it the first global beauty company selling in China to stop all animal testing of ingredients and products across all its brands. Respect for animal welfare is a cornerstone of Avon’s product safety philosophy and Avon was one of the first companies to stop animal…

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Training Centers

Herbalife Nutrition recently announced the opening of its new training facility in Chengdu, China. Created as a venue for company leaders to train and educate customers and distributors on nutrition and healthy meal preparation, the facility is the first of four opening across China by the end of 2020. The centers will also feature a glimpse into Herbalife Nutrition’s…

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Oriflame

Swedish direct selling company Oriflame, known for its skincare and wellness products, has been focusing on expanding its portfolio to wellness for the last few years. According to CEO and President Magnus Brannstrom, the company wants to position itself as a healthy lifestyle brand and focus on routine products that people use for their well-being.…

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Public Direct Sellers: Why We Have “Regulatory” and “China” as Risk Factors; Stocks Feeling the Pain China deteriorates substantially, and it’s not geopolitics  Business in China for the publicly traded Direct Selling stocks slowed substantially in the Q2 due to the government’s crackdown on direct selling nutrition companies earlier in the year. The most exposed…

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Five-Dollar Jewelry

Can five-dollar accessories change the world? Maybe not, but thousands of bargain jewelry-wielding Paparazzi consultants are willing to try. Many of today’s hottest brands had humble beginnings. So too was the genesis of Paparazzi Accessories, an unassuming company turned jewelry powerhouse who began as little more than a pastime for sisters Misty Kirby and Chani Reeve. While…

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Nature’s Sunshine Q3

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: NATR) reported net sales of $90.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The $90.7 million was a decrease of 0.6 percent from the second quarter of 2018 for the Lehi, Utah-based direct seller, a leading natural health and wellness company engaged in the manufacture and sale of…

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NHTC

Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHTC) announced revenue of $23.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, a decrease of 54 percent from $50.9 million in Q2 2018. The company did, however, see revenue increase 21 percent compared to $19.3 million in the first quarter of 2019. “While we continued to face challenges in China…

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Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) recently reported net sales of $1.2 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Net sales decreased 3.5 percent compared to the second quarter 2018. Excluding China, net sales increased 5.4 percent compared to the second quarter 2018 with growth in eight of the company’s top ten countries. “Our…

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Billion Dollar Markets

It was another record year for the direct selling industry, which garnered $192.9 billion (constant U.S. dollars) in estimated retail sales globally in 2018—a 1.2 percent increase over 2017—and produced 24 Billion Dollar Markets, according to research by the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), its partner DSAs and direct selling companies around the…

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