Posts Tagged ‘direct sellers’

Jeremy Redd Appointed Zija International President & CEO

Jeremy Redd Appointed Zija International President & CEO

Zija International announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy Redd as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. “During this transformative growth period at Zija International, there is no one better to take the reins than Jeremy Redd,” said Ryan Palmer, Zija’s former president and current member of the Board of Directors. “Jeremy is an empowering leader with…

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USANA Sales Up 9.5% in Q4 2018; Up 13.6% for Year

Finance Financial Results Growth

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year ended December 29, 2018. Fourth quarter 2018 net sales were $299.0 million, compared with $273.1 million in the prior-year period, or a 9.5 percent increase year-over-year. The company’s total number of active customers increased 9.0 percent year-over-year to 616,000.…

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Ray Carter Departs as Stemtech’s CEO

Ray Carter Stemtech

Stemtech Corporation announced that Ray C. Carter, Jr. has stepped down as CEO. Carter founded the company in 2005. He cited personal reasons for the decision to step down, but said he would be accessible to the company on an as-needed basis. David Casanova has been promoted to president of Global Sales and Marketing with…

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LifeVantage Q2 2019 Revenue Up 17.6%

LifeVantage Corporation (Nasdaq: LFVN) reported financial results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2018. Revenue increased 17.6% to $58.2 million year over year and 4.6% sequentially; Revenue in the Americas increased 15.0% year over year and 3.3% sequentially. Revenue in Asia/Pacific & Europe increased 25.0% year over year and 8.2% sequentially; Active members increased 8.2%, including independent distributor growth of 6.5% and active customer…

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Herbalife Nutrition Kicks Off Annual Global Month of Purpose Volunteering

Herbalife Nutrition recently announced the launch of the company’s Global Month of Purpose initiative, with hundreds of events scheduled. The initiative complements the company’s year-round program of creating opportunities for Herbalife Nutrition’s approximately 8,300 employees as well as Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors to help those in need around the world. The company has set a…

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Mary Kay Survey Reveals Young Americans More Willing to Stand Up to Harassment

Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and young Americans are weighing in on the #MeToo movement. As part of Mary Kay’s ongoing Pink Changing Lives℠ initiative, the global beauty company recently shared results from their annual “Truth About Abuse” survey, revealing that the #MeToo movement has likely contributed to young women—and men—feeling more comfortable reporting harassment…

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CBD Direct Sellers Highlighted in Chicago Tribune Story

CBD

A recent story by the Chicago Tribune noted two direct selling companies—Hempworx and Zilis—that are giving moms new side hustles selling CBD oil. According to the article, CBD oil is the latest in a string of products that women, many of them mothers, are selling and recruiting others to sell. In the U.S., the availability of CBD products grew by…

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Simon Kneen Named J.Hilburn Chief Creative Officer

Simon Kneen

J.Hilburn recently announced design leader Simon Kneen has joined the company as chief creative officer. In this newly created role, Kneen will ensure creative vision across all customer touchpoints from collection design, styling and showroom presentations to retail stores. “Simon is an innovative and experienced leader of men’s design and is a perfect fit for our disruptive…

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Keeping the Media Accountable

In our January 2019 issue of Direct Selling News, we published a story on some best practices to employ when responding to misleading facts about your company or negative criticism of the industry. The article illustrates that sometimes it’s better to leave things alone because it can just bring more attention to the story. But, there are times when…

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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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