Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:
- In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson made a rare commentary on the nutrition company’s ongoing tug-of-war with activist investor Bill Ackman. Johnson decries the tactics used by Ackman to sway policymakers and the public against Herbalife, claiming the hedge fund manager is setting a harmful precedent on Wall Street.
- Slowly but surely, employers are embracing research showing that exercise and overall wellbeing significantly impact employee job performance. One such employer is Mary Kay and CEO David Holl, who has signed the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, a national campaign calling on leaders to promote physical fitness and wellness in the workplace. The Huffington Post highlighted the company’s efforts in a commentary by Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Emory University and Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD).
- Amway is working with Microsoft to digitize its storefronts across India, where the company has established more than 150 outlets to comply with direct selling restrictions in the country. The update to Amway’s physical stores will include a digital wall where distributors can place orders at their own convenience. India will be the first international market where Amway has implemented this technology at the national level.
- Shanghai Daily covered the Nu Skin Innovation Forum, a new initiative hosted by the company earlier this month at Shanghai’s World Expo Center. The forum brought together Asian business leaders in a conversation on sustainable social development.
- The U.S. Direct Selling Association revamped its web presence, including a user-friendly update to dsa.org and the launch of directselling.org, a platform to educate entrepreneurs and the public on the direct selling channel and the importance of self-regulatory efforts such as the DSA’s Code of Ethics.