The Isagenix Legacy Foundation recently announced that it is awarding its first round of grants, totaling $665,400, to 16 U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits. The nonprofits selected align with the Foundation’s mission to provide healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all and aid for those affected by natural disasters. Located in Arizona, California, Georgia, Massachusetts,…

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Richard DeVos

Amway co-founder Richard DeVos has passed way at the age of 92. The billionaire philanthropist died at his home in Ada, Michigan, near Amway’s headquarters. According to DeVos family spokesman Nick Wasmiller, the cause of death was due to complications from an infection. DeVos and his friend Jay Van Andel got into the network marketing business…

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Global 100 Logo #DSNG100

Direct Selling News, the dedicated trade publication for the direct selling channel, will announce the DSN Global 100 ranking of the world’s largest direct selling companies at its Celebration event to be held tomorrow, May 2, in Plano, a suburb of Dallas. This is the ninth year the magazine has recognized companies that offer unparalleled…

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Amway, the No. 1 direct seller in the world, was recognized as a leading innovator at the 2017 Innovation Management Awards, hosted by IdeaScale, a crowdsourcing and innovation software provider. Ada, Michigan-based Amway was the winner in the category of Best Engagement Strategy. This competition category recognizes the IdeaScale community that detailed the most creative…

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Baby by Thirty-One

Thirty-One Gifts, a Columbus, Ohio-based custom handbag and tote company, has launched Baby by Thirty-One, an online-only collection of specially designed diaper bags and thermals with baby-friendly personalization options available. Other items include nursery décor and organization favorites. “Moms have been using our Baby Product Line as baby diapers for years, and we’re thrilled to…

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Amway, the world’s largest direct selling company, has reported sales of $8.6 billion for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017. The Ada, Michigan-based company achieved sales gain in several key markets, including South Korea, Thailand, Russia and India. Total sales in the second half of 2017 grew by 3 percent, compared to same period of the…

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IBO Brian B. and Amway Vice Chairman Jim Payne go “Over the Edge” for Easter Seals at the annual event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The rappelling activity raises funds for the charity.

Managing an $8.8 billion global enterprise while being the face of a $183 billion international market is a lot of responsibility. But Amway, the world’s largest direct selling company, with headquarters in Ada, Michigan, seems comfortable with—and energized by—the challenge. AmwayFounded: 1959Headquarters: Ada, MichiganTop Executives: Co-CEOs Steve Van Andel and Doug DeVos2016 Revenue: $8.80 billionGlobal 100 Ranking: 1Products: Personal care, wellness,…

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Bringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling

Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. In This Issue:The Most Influential Women in Direct SellingBringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling Advocating for the Direct Selling Community Navigating the Millennial-Driven WorldSticking to a Winning Business ModelLeading with Passion and CommitmentLaunching New Products and SegmentsRecruiting and Retaining the FieldDirect Selling Icons A May 2017…

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Ada, Michigan-based Amway introduced Atmosphere Drive™, a world-class air treatment system designed to provide clean, safe air inside your vehicle, which can be up to 15 times worse than the air outdoors, according to a study by the British Environmental Audit Committee. Atmosphere Drive is the first generation of car air treatment systems from Amway,…

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