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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global business units

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. recently announced the restructure of its global business units as well as the appointment of new executives. The company’s restructure of its global business units included creating four regional Operating Business Units (OBUs) to further align and target regional strategies driving synergies in product, organizational and go-to-market capabilities across both the…

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Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: NATR reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. Net sales of $88.8 million decreased 0.5 percent compared to $89.3 million in the third quarter of 2017. On a local currency basis, net sales decreased 0.4 percent compared to 2017. The decline was primarily related to $2.8…

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Rob Lowndes

London-based Avon Products, Inc. recently announced key milestones in the transformation of its supply chain, fueling greater flexibility and connectivity throughout its supply chain and delivering marked improvement in service quality as well as satisfaction and retention levels for Avon Representatives. Transformation efforts thus far have included leadership appointments, digital applications and operational changes.  Leadership Appointment Avon…

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financial finance

Switzerland-based Oriflame Cosmetics, the direct seller of cosmetics and beauty products, announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018. Local currency sales increased by 1 percent while Euro sales decreased by 7 percent to €321.9 million (€347.6 million). The number of registered actives decreased by 1 percent to 2.8 million. “Despite facing significant currency headwinds, we are pleased to…

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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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Avon Q3

Avon Products, Inc. has announced it has reached a series of milestones in its plans to transform the digital capabilities of its Representatives and improve interactions with consumers. The London-based beauty company’s global digital platforms and experience team has launched a fully digitized, mobile-enabled, e-interactive brochure that allows Avon Representatives to connect quickly and effectively with their customers. Avon…

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Switzerland-based Oriflame Cosmetics, the direct seller of cosmetics and beauty products, has announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018. Local currency sales increased by 8 percent while Euro sales decreased by 2 percent to €334.1 million (€340.1 million). “2018 has started with a continued strong performance in Asia and Turkey, driven by high…

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