Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- Fortune spoke to Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel about criticisms of the direct selling model, Amway’s China success, and the next steps in the company’s international expansion. As a recent Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Van Andel also addressed U.S. manufacturing prospects and the value of “Made in the U.S.A.”
- Stella & Dot Founder Jessica Herrin appeared on MSNBC’s NewsNation with Andrea Mitchell. Featured on the show’s Born in the U$A segment, Herrin shared how her social selling company is empowering women.
- As President and CEO of the No. 14 company in direct selling, Stream Energy’s Mark “Bouncer” Shiro has seen many distributors come and go. This week Entrepreneur published his four essentials for retaining and motivating salespeople.
- Tupperware CEO Rick Goings joined CNBC’s Brian Sullivan and Fortune’s Alan Murray on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The segment explored the growth of the middle class and female leadership abroad.
- Advertising and PR giant Havas Worldwide released its annual trends report. In a piece for Forbes, the company’s North America CEO, Marian Salzman, notes that the time-honored art of matchmaking is currently one of the hottest concepts in business. Salzman points to personal styling service Keaton Row as one example of this trend.