Home parties and wine make a fine pairing, at least to producers like Boisset Family Estates, which recently began distributing its vintages through Boisset Wine Living Ambassadors.

Cindy Monroe, Founder and CEO of Thirty-One Gifts, recently spoke to Upstart Business Journal about the 10-year-old company’s explosive growth, as well as some of the lessons that success has taught. Sales at Thirty-One surged from $100 million in 2010 to $718 million in 2012, positioning it as the No. 18 direct selling company in the world.

Tupperware Brands CEO Rick Goings recently sat down with the team of “CBS This Morning” to discuss the multibillion-dollar company. With operations in 100 markets worldwide, Tupperware is actively adapting and refining its strategy to meet the demands of diverse markets.

Two years after breaking ground in downtown Provo, Utah, Nu Skin will celebrate the grand opening of its new 18,000-square-foot Innovation Center this Wednesday. The event will draw a crowd of 15,000 friends and distributors to the company’s 10-acre campus

As online social connections multiply, traditional retailers are seeking out new ways to tap into the potential of word-of-mouth marketing.

Fortune has named Avon CEO Sheri McCoy to its list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, among a lineup that includes IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.

Hillsdale College, a liberal arts college located in southern Michigan, has announced that its new graduate school will bear the name of Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel. Van Andel, a Michigan native and 1978 Hillsdale graduate, has supported the school in establishing an endowment for scholarships and operations.

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, several U.S.-based direct sellers are joining the myriad public service organizations, medical associations and government agencies working to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and nutrition company Herbalife, the team’s official sponsor, are showing soccer fans what it means to “Be A Pro” with a new short-form, documentary-style web series.

In Iran, women seeking a place to relax, shop and socialize are turning to a practice familiar to direct sellers: home parties. What the Iranians term maisons—French meaning “house”—are in fact underground boutiques frequented by middle- and upper-class women who prefer the informal, open atmosphere of the maison to public boutiques.

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