August 2016

DSN MAGAZINE

Cover Story

Meet Direct Selling’s Billion Dollar Markets

by Andrea Tortora

The story of direct selling is one of sustained growth that keeps breaking records. Read more...


Direct selling generated 183.7 billion in global retail sales in 2015, a new record for the channel, according to the newest estimates from the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. Read more...


Since 2003, the Owings Mill, Maryland company Take Shape For Life (TSFL) has been battling American obesity through the support and encouragement offered by its Health Coaches to Clients utilizing weight-loss plans and products provided by the parent company, Medifast. Read more...


Joni Rogers-Kante lives an intentional life. Her resolve to do so happened upon her by accident—literally. Read more...


In the year 1855, Reverend J.R. Graves started a mail order company selling books, religious tracts and Bibles. Read more...


Over the past decade, rapid developments in technology have fundamentally changed how direct selling organizations operate. Read more...


Over the past few decades, we’ve seen an increasing number of C-level titles. Traditionally, companies have had a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer and a Chief Operating Officer. Read more...


The U.S. Direct Selling Association held its Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, June 5 to 7, bringing together direct selling company executives, academics, suppliers and global direct selling leaders for collaboration and conversation about the trends shaping the channel. Read more...


The cover story in the May 2016 edition of Direct Selling News explored the emergence of the YouEconomy — a seismic shift in the American economy that is expanding opportunities for individuals to carve their own paths toward entrepreneurship. Read more...


The direct selling industry is at a critical juncture in its long history. Read more...


At the U.S. Direct Selling Association’s hugely successful 2016 Annual Meeting this June, I reported on some of the thoughts and observations shared with me throughout the year from direct selling executives, industry suppliers, members of the field, international peers and colleagues, investors, the press, policy makers and regulators. Read more...


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