Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- Indonesian fashion and accessories brand Sophie Paris is seeing major growth in the Philippines, where the company has more than 400,000 members and 150 business centers. The Sun.Star spoke to Sophie Paris’ Area Sales Manager about plans to ramp up new product offerings with monthly catalogue releases.
- What do millennials want? When it comes to beauty products, the answer is both value and quality, according to a recent survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Women’s Wear Daily spoke to research analyst Olivia Tong, who reported that Mary Kay was the most favored direct selling brand among the millennial respondents.
- As the WFDSA’s Annual Report confirms, direct selling is booming in much of Asia, a region that accounted for nearly half of all 2014 sales. Bloomberg View took a look at the uptick of direct sales in China and why the business model is gaining popularity.
- Over at Money Talks News, the mother-daughter team of Bella and Chrissy Weems, Co-Founders of Origami Owl, discussed the dynamics of going into business with a parent and shared tips for making the relationship and the business work.
- Australian outlet Business Review Weekly spoke to Thermomix Founder Grace Mazur about lessons learned during the brand’s turbulent fourth quarter, when Thermomix faced backlash from consumers following the release of its latest product model.