Record global sales, China inches closer to eclipsing the U.S., and emerging markets gain strength. In 2017, global direct selling recorded US$189.6 billion (2017 constant U.S. dollars) in estimated retail sales—a 1.6 percent increase over 2016. — and up nearly $20 billion since 2014, resulting in a 3.7% compound annual growth rate over the 3-year period…

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The U.S. Direct Selling Association reported in its annual “Growth and Outlook Report” released last month that retail sales of beauty and personal care products in the U.S. slightly declined in 2017, coming in fourth in percentage sales by product category behind wellness, services and home & family care. In Europe, however, 2017 sales of cosmetics and personal care products…

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Last month, in its annual “Growth and Outlook Report,” the U.S. Direct Selling Association reported that retail sales of $34.9 billion for 2017 were down 1.8 percent from 2016. The wellness product category, which has been the channel’s strongest category for several years—and which accounted for 33.8 percent of all sales last year—also saw a slight decline. This marks…

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According to the recently released “Growth and Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2017” by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 2017 saw slight decreases in sales and involvement in direct selling in the United States, the largest direct selling market in the world. The DSA, the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to…

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According to the recently released “Growth and Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2017” by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 2017 saw slight decreases in sales and involvement in direct selling in the United States, the largest direct selling market in the world. The DSA, the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to…

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