The Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) has announced its 2020 Sales Doctoral Student Grant Program recipients. Molly Ahearne from the University of Georgia and Scott Hachey from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa were each awarded grants that will help Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited doctoral granting institutions build, recruit and retain…

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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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Luis Vázquez

LG Household & Health Care’s acquisition of the North American operations of New Avon LLC announced back in April went through earlier this month. In connection with this transaction, Former President of Coca-Cola Korea Company Paul Yi has assumed the CEO duties from Laurie Ann Goldman, who led New Avon for the past eight months.…

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Global 100 Celebration

Executives, guests join DSN to honor channel’s best at 10th anniversary Global 100 celebration. The annual DSN Global 100 Celebration recognizes the direct selling channel’s proud history of providing individuals from all walks of life with unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurship and personal development. The event also showcases the impact and growth potential of the $189.6…

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J. Stanley Fredrick

J. Stanley Fredrick says his secret to his success was being lucky enough to find the direct selling industry. “As a boy from a poor family, to get where I am today is almost unbelievable,” J. Stanley (Stan) Fredrick says. His secret? “I was lucky enough to find this industry.” The direct selling industry counts…

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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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Direct selling companies M.Global, Jamberry and Avisae have joined together to form the newly launched BeneYOU, LLC. The move is the culmination of a series of strategic moves that have occurred throughout 2018, including M.Global’s June acquisition of assets from Jamberry, which offered beauty and skin care products, and the recent welcoming of Utah-based Avisae, a health…

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MONAT Global

MONAT® Global Canada, a multinational distributor of hair care products, was awarded the Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada’s Making a Difference Award as well as the Code of Ethics Certificate for conducting ethical business. MONAT Canada Vice President and General Manager Jackie McClements received the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) Circle of Distinction Award. MONAT® Global was honored with DSA’s…

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Modere CEO Asma Ishaq was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF). “We welcome Asma to the DSEF Board,” said Joseph N. Mariano, president of the Direct Selling Association and sitting member of the DSEF. “I am confident her talents as a direct selling corporate leader will be great assets as…

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Photo: Ivan P. Phelan Award recipient Rhancha Trick, Director Business Development, Nature’s Sunshine (centre) with DSA Chair Tracie Graham (left) and DSA President Peter Maddox (right) The Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada recently announced the recipients of the 2018 DSA Awards held on June 26, 2018, during its annual conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and…

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