Direct Selling News announced the first Customer Centric Recognition (CCR) Program recognized company list. The Customer Centric Recognition (CCR) Program celebrates companies that are leading the way toward a sustainable, customer-centric future for the industry. Qualifying companies utilize business models that boast high customer-to-distributor ratios and prioritize customer sales. The CCR Program is based solely…

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rebranded

Medical Marijuana, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Kannaway® has launched a completely redesigned website and the rebranding of its globally recognized hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products. The company hopes that consumers will find the new website easier to navigate for access to the products and CBD education that fits their unique lifestyles. Kannaway’s rebranded products are designed to be…

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California Bill

The California Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would likely result in a variety of industries, including gig economy companies, to classify individuals in their business as employees rather than independent contractors. Assembly Bill 5, introduced in January by Rep. Lorena Gonzalez, codifies and expands a landmark state supreme…

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DSA’s 2019 Growth & Outlook Survey results were just released, and after two years of modest decline, direct selling returned to growth, achieving $35.4 billion in estimated retail sales. Riding on the tailwinds of strong macroeconomic conditions, the direct selling channel is well-positioned to achieve accelerated and sustained growth if it addresses the following: Revisiting…

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China

What will be the impact of China’s 100-day action on the direct selling channel going forward? Time will tell. When Direct Selling News released its Global 100 list of the top direct selling companies in the world in June, one country was conspicuously underrepresented. China, the second largest direct selling market, had only one company…

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Nite Lights

SimplyFun’s strategy and spatial reasoning game Nite Lights has been chosen as one of 12 new games to earn a recommendation from American Mensa Mind Games®. Nite Lights was praised by the Mensa judges with reviews that said, “Great concept and playable at all levels. Aesthetically pleasing with easy instructions,” and “fun multi-level strategy game. Very unique concept.” “Our…

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The company’s Force for Good Day projects support the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation’s mission to improve children’s health, education and economic circumstances. This year at Nu Skin’s global headquarters, employees and their families are providing service in the local community at libraries, schools, parks, recycling centers and nonprofit organizations. Employees will paint, clean-up and…

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Kannaway has appointed Peter Dale as General Manager of its Japan division slated to officially launch later this year. Cannabidiol (CBD) products have been legal on a federal level in Japan since 2016, and have been available for retail purchase. Dale brings more than 40 years of consistently proven leadership experience at large corporations such as Neora International, Javita Japan, Waiora,…

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In conjunction with its annual meeting, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), announced top honors to the industry’s standout companies at its 2019 DSA Awards gala in Austin, Texas. In addition, the Direct Selling Education Foundation(DSEF) announced three new inductees to its prestigious Circle of Honor. DSA Awards DSA Awards recognize the outstanding programs DSA…

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DotDotSmile LLC recently welcomed Tatiana Galeas, National Sales Director and Silva Benlian, Vice President of Sales to its executive leadership team. As National Sales Director, Galeas will lead the sales force of independent merchandisers, growing staff count, training and motivating the field. Tatiana has worked in the industry for 21 years. She has Broad experience in door-to-door,…

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