DSN speaks with John Parker, Chief Sales Officer of Amway
I know that summer is supposed to be a time to relax and recharge, but this season has been packed!
U.S. consumers bought more product through the direct selling channel in 2013 than ever before—an estimated $32.67 billion in retail sales—new data shows.
After an extensive search, the Direct Selling Education Foundation has chosen its next Executive Director, Gary Huggins.
The Global 100 in this issue is an illustration of the strong growth of direct selling worldwide. So many companies are growing at a speed that nobody would have held imaginable some years ago. The annual global statistics, produced by the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) with the help of Seldia, confirm the trends.
As leaders within direct selling, you may know our industry has come under attack in recent months.
If you were asked to think of all the people you know personally whose lives have been bettered because of direct selling, how many people would come to mind? The answer is probably hundreds, or even thousands. Expand that to consider all direct sellers around the world and the answer would be tens of millions.
The American Dream is no doubt evolving. Gone may be the days when a house, two and a half children, a dog and a white picket fence were universally accepted as the be-all and end-all.
In some respects, there has been an unprecedented amount of attention focused on direct selling by media and the financial community lately.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) helped ring in the holiday season by presenting the direct selling industry’s collective donation to the TODAY Show Holiday Gift Drive on Nov. 25 at NBC Studios in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.