When a young company grows by half its size in a single year, the industry salutes in appreciation. When the company is 30 years old, does business globally and increases revenue by 49 percent—$977 million in a single year—it’s jaw-dropping.

The Avon Foundation for Women began in 1955 as a small, private, corporate foundation funded by Avon Products and has grown to be the largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on women’s issues globally, according to Carol Kurzig, President of the Avon Foundation.

SELDIA: The World at Two Speeds

by Maurits Bruggink

May 24, 2014

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.

CVSL announced Thursday that it has applied to list its common stock on the NYSE MKT, formerly known as AMEX.

Financial services firm Primerica recently sponsored the world’s largest Relay for Life event in its home state of Georgia.

Avon and global beauty manufacturer Coty Inc. have inked a new agreement in Brazil, the world’s largest fragrance market.

The Isagenix mission of providing “solutions to transform lives” recently earned the company national honors from charitable partner Make-A-Wish.

This week federal authorities have revealed major developments in two cases involving pyramid scheme allegations.

For 20 years the Communicator Awards have recognized big ideas in the world of marketing and communications.

Nearly 150 golfers teed up for ACN’s Ronald McDonald House Celebrity Golf Tournament held May 5 at Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, N.C. The fourth annual event, presented by DISH Network, raised more than $228,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in ACN’s hometown of Charlotte.

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