Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- On May 8–12, Amway hosted more than 200 top sellers in London at the company’s 2016 Founders Council. The iconic direct selling brand launched the event in 1998 to recognize leading Amway Business Owners (ABOs) and provide a direct channel to company executives. During the group’s annual gathering, members help to shape Amway’s future by serving as a sounding board for ideas and strategies, and then taking that vision back to their own teams. Amway posted a series of videos to give its millions of ABOs an inside look at the event.
- Jewelry and accessories maker Silpada Designs is one of those rare companies helmed by two chief executives. Not only that, but Co-CEOs Ryane Delka and Kelsey Perry, whose respective parents founded the company, were friends long before taking over the family business, which now reaches 5 million customers a year. Their approach to leadership, and the company they lead—Silpada was owned by Avon for a time—were featured by the Kansas City Business Journal.
- Beautycounter has a message for the beauty industry that is causing big-name retailers to take notice. The safe beauty brand made a big splash this week when it announced a forthcoming partnership with Target. Over at HuffPost Canada, the company’s Founder and CEO, Gregg Renfrew, shared nine things consumers need to know about their beauty products, highlighting the industry’s lack of regulation and Beautycounter’s efforts to change the game.
- The beauty aficionados at Refinery29 love a good exfoliator, including Avon’s Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel, or what those in the know call a “multi-acid cocktail.” The brand’s new formula ups the ante by swapping out straight glycolic acid for a proprietary blend, addressing a wider range of pesky skin issues. Bottom line: same effort, superior results.