After months of introspective corporate soul-searching and fundamental internal and external change, Mannatech—which does business in 26 global markets and has $5.2 billion in total revenues over 28 years—is experiencing a self-made renaissance.
With more than 57 million Americans involved and $1.4 trillion+ changing hands annually, the gig economy reflects people’s desires for more flexible work opportunities and greater freedom as to how, when and where work is performed.
From the June 2021 issue of Direct Selling News magazine. Each year, the Direct Selling News team works with companies around the world on the Global 100 Celebration, and it has become our signature research endeavor. The goal from the outset of the project 12 years ago was to foster a greater level of transparency within the direct selling community, in […]
Industry veteran John Fleming shares his gig economy research and analysis in his latest book.
With more than 50 years of experience each, six industry legends share their memories, knowledge and insight to offer a unique glimpse into the channel’s past, present and future. There is a depth of wisdom that comes only from lived experience, and for six industry legends, that wisdom feels infinite. In this exclusive Legends Interview Series, produced by Direct Selling News, Jerry […]
Jerry Brassfield is the Founder and Chairman of NeoLife International. Brassfield started his career in network marketing at the age of 19 and within eight years was worth $5 million—an especially hefty sum for 1967. Brassfield’s vision for a company that would reflect his own personal values while providing long-term stability for future generations led to the creation […]
John Fleming has been one of direct selling’s most consistent and strongest advocates. His successful career as a distributor led him to a corporate role with Avon Products, Inc., followed by the distinguished title of Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News for nine years. FLEMING was inducted into the Direct Selling Education Foundation Circle of Honor […]
Here at Direct Selling News, we are celebrating our 200th issue. That means that for the last 17 years, we have been researching, reporting and curating important industry news and trends. To that end, we’ve profiled hundreds of executives and companies; compiled thousands of statistics; and chronicled countless trends, regulatory concerns and technical innovations. We’ve […]
USANA announced its Board of Directors has formed a Sustainability Committee, with the purpose of overseeing and advising on matters related to corporate sustainability, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). This new committee will ensure USANA remains accountable and aligned with sustainability, ESG and CSR in its business strategies and […]
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. announced the appointment of John T. Fleming to the company’s board of directors effective September 4, 2020. “I’m very pleased to welcome John Fleming to USANA’s board of directors,” said Kevin Guest, USANA’s CEO and chairman of the Board. “John is a veteran direct selling industry leader, writer, executive and consultant. […]
Standing up to Customer Expectations, Regulatory Scrutiny and Sustainability Goals History circles back on itself. The commonplace gets modified over time with newer methodologies, but transformation—even in the world of direct selling—meanders through trial and error and sometimes re-emerges closer to the beginning than we expected. Door-to-door sellers of the late 1800s introduced innovative, useful […]
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. […]