Posts Tagged ‘Direct Selling’

Youngevity Q3 2019 Revenue Down 13%

Youngevity Q3 2019

Youngevity International, Inc. reported revenue of $34 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, down 13 percent from Q3 2018. Direct selling revenue down nearly 12% for the quarter “Although we have recently made great strides in producing revenue growth this year, the third quarter posed a number of challenges as we faced seasonally slower sales for…

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

FTC vs. Neora

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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Reading the AdvoCare FTC Ruling Tea Leaves

As was announced on October 2, AdvoCare and its former chief executive officer agreed to pay $150 million and be banned from the multi-level marketing business to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the company operated an illegal pyramid scheme that deceived consumers into believing they could earn significant income as “distributors” of its health…

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Indian DSA Partners with Three State Governments to Raise Consumer Awareness

Indian DSA

Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) plans to partner with three state governments to help consumers differentiate between a direct selling entity and a Ponzi scheme. IDSA will meet with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh in order to come up with consumer awareness programs under the Vivek Katoch platform as people still face hurdles in…

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


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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Think & Market Like a Retailer


I think we can all agree that the most fundamental changes that are happening right now are centered on the consumer, as they are demanding a more seamless experience. They want to buy products where, when, and how they want. We need to remember that customers don’t think in terms of channel but in terms…

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Q&A with Brett Blake

CEO Brett Blake

Bringing more investment into Direct Selling According to direct selling veteran Brett Blake, direct selling companies need more capital, but even more, they need the help of smart investors and savvy executives from outside the industry to close the gap between current practices and those that will help it scale into the mainstream of public…

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Finders, Keepers


How Strategic Onboarding And Support Lead To Better Retention We use to go to work at a company in our 20s and retire from that company in our 60s. Staying put was just what we did. Things have changed. Call it restlessness, distractibility, ambition, or all of the above—the urge to move is constant among…

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

No Hunger Holidays

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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DSN Source: China Conducting Random Compliance Checks

China Conducting Random Compliance Checks

A source close to DSN is reporting that the Chinese government is conducting random checks to ensure companies selling wellness products in China are complying with the terms that came out of the 100-day freeze that ended in April of this year. The DSN source added that it’s not strange for the government to follow…

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