WellStar recently announced that it has expanded into the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets. The Berlin, Germany-based direct seller of skin care and hair care products opened an office in Russia last October. The company also announce that it is preparing an office in South Korea to allow for expansion into the…

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CEO Joni Rogers-Kante of SeneGence International® announced that it has launched in New Zealand

SeneGence International® announced that it has launched in New Zealand. The opening of the new market for the global beauty brand featured a two-day event that included a welcome reception and meet-and-greet with founder and CEO Joni Rogers-Kante; Philippe Guerreau, president of SeneGence; and Chris Simonian, chief sales and development officer. SeneGence’s top-level distributors from around the world…

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Marijuana’s misunderstood sister hemp is projected to be a $22 billion market by 2020, but can it overcome the social stigma and federal regulations that threaten to hold it back? It’s been called the gateway crop. Thanks to its stalks topped with five leaves, hemp shares the same signature look as its intoxicating relative, the marijuana…

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Kalaia

Welcome to the Young Company Interview Series If you look at the companies and industries that have been disrupted the most over the past five years, it has been from young companies who have forced bigger brands to not only take a look at their operations but start thinking more like beginners instead of experts.…

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Perfectly Posh proudly says it owns its awesomeness and gives permission to its consultants and customers to do the same. It’s a pampering company that is a little edgy, mixing posh design with sweet, sassy and sometimes snarky messaging into fun and indulgent skin care products. PERFECTLY POSHFounded: 2011Headquarters: Salt Lake City, UTTop Executive: Ann Dalton,…

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Next month, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to meet to reconcile differences in their versions of the Farm Bill. One of the key points to be considered, the legalization of industrial hemp, is being carefully monitored by several direct selling companies looking to take part in what is expected to be…

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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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UPDATE… Lindon, Utah-based Jamberry yesterday announced that the company is in foreclosure. In a communication to consultants, the company stated, “We’re so grateful to each of you for your patience during this transitional time for Jamberry. We regret to inform you that any product, gift cards, swag, marketing or event purchases made prior to 11:59 p.m.…

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