Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Another Year of Steady Global Growth

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We are pleased each year to provide you with analysis of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations’ global sales data. Writer Beth Douglass Silcox identifies the 24 global markets with retail sales of $1 billion or more from direct selling. She also digs into the 2018 numbers to not only extract the economic impact…

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Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

What used to be friendly territory is now a battleground. The gig economy is no longer an outlier. According to a recent McKinsey Global report titled Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy found that 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some…

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Billion Dollar Markets

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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European Cosmetics and Personal Care Market Grew by 1.3% in 2017

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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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YouCam Partners with Amway for an Innovative AR Shopping Experience

Photo: Amway Artistry at New York Fashion Week Perfect Corp., a San Jose, California-based developer of the YouCam Makeup app, has initiated a global partnership with direct selling giant Amway for the launch of a mobile application to enhance the consumer shopping experience for their beauty brand Artistry. Through the use of YouCam Makeup’s award-winning augmented reality…

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Immunotec: A Celebration of Science and Happiness

Immunotec has quite a compelling story to tell. Its 20-year history is rooted in groundbreaking scientific research and product innovation, which began 40 years ago in Canada. Immunotec Founded: 1996 Headquarters: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada Top Executive: CEO, Mauricio Domenzain 2017 Revenue: $101.5 Million Products: Immune-Boosting Supplements But the story isn’t over—by a longshot, according to new CEO Mauricio Domenzain. A…

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Youngevity Completes Acquisition of Nature Direct

Youngevity International, a Chula Vista, California-based omni-direct lifestyle company, has acquired Nature Direct, an Australian manufacturer and distributor of essential oil-based nontoxic cleaning and care products for personal, home and professional use. “Youngevity has been searching for a green alternative line of cleaning products that would be synergistic with our philosophy of offering products that are…

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Amway Reports 2017 Sales Slightly Down at $8.6 Billion

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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Tupperware Sales Down 2% for Q4 2017

Orlando, Florida-based Tupperware Brands Corp. has reported operating results for the fourth quarter 2017. Net sales were $588.6 million, down 2 percent (4 percent local currency). On a comparable basis, adjusting for the impacts of the 53rd week in 2016 and the closure of BeautiControl, local currency sales were estimated to be up 3 percent. Emerging…

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