World Vision

PM-International is the largest corporate sponsor worldwide of the relief, development, and advocacy organization World Vision. Through this partnership, the direct sales company has been helping children around the globe for more than 16 years. In 2020, PM-International donated a record amount of 842.400 euros to World Vision. The donations generated through the “Give an…

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Oriflame

Swedish direct selling company Oriflame, known for its skincare and wellness products, has been focusing on expanding its portfolio to wellness for the last few years. According to CEO and President Magnus Brannstrom, the company wants to position itself as a healthy lifestyle brand and focus on routine products that people use for their well-being.…

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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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Billion Dollar Markets

It was another record year for the direct selling industry, which garnered $192.9 billion (constant U.S. dollars) in estimated retail sales globally in 2018—a 1.2 percent increase over 2017—and produced 24 Billion Dollar Markets, according to research by the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), its partner DSAs and direct selling companies around the…

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Plexus WorldwideTM announced a new international partner for its Nourish One™ Initiative to combat hunger across the globe—Mary’s Meals. Starting in January Plexus will make a monetary donation for every serving sold internationally of its new Plexus Lean™ product line to Mary’s Meals, a global child hunger charity that feeds 1.3 million children a day. In addition, Plexus announced a…

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Augmented Reality

The global beauty and personal care products market size is anticipated to reach $716.6 billion by 2025. According to a new report by Grand View Research, there are four key factors that are expected to drive a CAGR of 5.9 percent in the market over the forecast period: Growing preference for natural and organic personal care (NOPC) products Increasing…

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Avon Q1 2019

Avon Products recently announced that Dronacharya Chakraborty has been appointed General Manager, India. This is effective immediately. Mr. Chakraborty will report to Global Vice President, Asia Pacific Bill Rahn. Mr. Chakraborty’s appointment is part of Avon’s strategy to drive growth and better capture the vast opportunities in India.  He brings 20 years of experience in…

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Orlando, Fla.-based Tupperware Brands today reported its financial result for the second quarter of 2018. Net sales were $535.4 million, down 7 percent (4% local currency), including a 2-point impact from the 2017 closure of Beauticontrol and the combination of the NaturCare and Tupperware businesses in Japan. Emerging markets, accounting for 71 percent of sales, were down 5…

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Bill Rahn

London-based Avon Products, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Bill Rahn to the position of group vice president, Asia Pacific (APAC). In this role, he will oversee the entire APAC region, leading Avon’s business across five markets—China, India, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan. “APAC is an attractive, high-priority region with strategic importance for Avon,” said Jan Zijderveld, chief executive officer of Avon. “I am confident that Bill’s proven track record…

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