Posts Tagged ‘Direct Selling Association’

DSA Brings Together Government Officials, Industry Leaders to Discuss Vital Issues for Direct Selling

DSA Brings Together Government Officials, Industry Leaders to Discuss Vital Issues for Direct Selling On October 7–8, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted its annual Legal and Regulatory Seminar in Washington, D.C. The seminar brought together industry leaders to discuss legal and regulatory issues impacting the direct selling business and how companies and the Association…

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Direct Selling’s Pop-Culture Prominence: It’s All Good

Pop-Culture

Avon, Mary Kay, Amway and countless more brands: direct selling is an integral part of the American consciousness. It’s not surprising references to us show up in popular culture all the time. I’ve seen direct selling featured in movies and TV shows dating back decades. Media often refer to direct selling by focusing on flexibility…

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Congressman Barr Visits Scentsy’s Kentucky Facility

Congressman Barr

U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) recently met with employees of Direct Selling Association (DSA) member Scentsy at its warehouse facility in his hometown of Lexington, Ky. Rep. Barr toured the warehouse and observed as 200 employees picked, kitted and packed products for delivery to more than 108,000 Scentsy Consultants across the United States. “I enjoyed getting…

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DSA Seeks Clarity from FDA on CBD Products

FDA on CBD Products

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has sent a memo to member companies stating that clarity is needed from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the sale of cannabinoid (CBD) products. The clarification concerns the FDA’s statement after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that while the farming of hemp is legal, the use of…

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Charlie Orr Joins Strouds; Company to Launch SOMNVIE Social Selling Brand

Strouds Linens recently announced that Charles L. Orr has joined the Executive Committee in anticipation of the 2020 launch of the company’s social selling bedding brand, SOMNVIE. “I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Charlie for more than a decade as we collaborated in industry meetings,” said founder and CEO Jeff Stroud. “In looking to…

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QNET – 21 Years of Empowering Entrepreneurs

QNET

The Beginning QNET was founded in 1998 in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis, and the heels of the dotcom crash that turned many local Asian economies upside down. It was a time of turmoil in more ways than one for a group of young Asian entrepreneurs who were reeling from having just discovered…

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Raising The Bar

recruiting message

Our channel needs to update its recruiting message and practices and concentrate on the real motivations and needs to attract future prospects. Amazon, gig economy competitors and other market forces have taken some wind out of direct selling’s sales. After years of significant growth, our industry’s U.S. revenue was down 1.6 percent in 2016 and…

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Response to the DSA’s Memo on CBD

DSA’s Memo on CBD

It’s been a month since the Code Administrator of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) made it known to all member companies in a memo released July 29th stating  “…it is the determination by this office that the sale of ingestible CBD (cannabidiol-based oils) products such as a foodstuff, nutritional supplement, tincture or for any digestible means for humans or…

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U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Visits Direct Selling Association Member Princess House’s Distribution Center

Virginia Foxx

United States Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) visited the 60 employees at the Princess House Distribution Center located in Rural Hall, NC. The Direct Selling Association, national trade organization for the direct selling industry, works with members like Princess House—and executive leaders such as Connie Tang, Princess House CEO and DSA Vice Chairman—to identify opportunities to meet their elected…

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