According to the most recent research released by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the number of U.S. direct sellers is at an all-time high, with 20.2 million people participating in the channel 2015.
Welcome to our seventh-annual Global 100 edition. The lists, profiles and analysis in the following pages are the culmination of a lengthy research project that would not be possible without the cooperation of companies and individuals around the world.
We’re wrapping up a month of celebrations at Direct Selling News, first with the April 1 publication recognizing our inaugural class of Best Places to Work in Direct Selling honorees and then just a few days later the seventh annual Global 100 Celebration.
Direct selling prides itself in being the original people business.
This month, the DSN team is putting the finishing touches on our annual Direct Selling News Global 100 and North America 50 lists.
In our cover story this month, Nerium International CEO Jeff Olson shared this thought with writer Courtney Roush: “Put yourself in the position of brand-new consultants.
Some may say it’s too early to designate a theme for the new year, but I believe it’s already clear that innovation will be a common thread woven throughout the next 12 months. The cover story for this month’s issue takes a deep dive into one of the many innovation drivers we’ll see in 2016: the establishment of the Social Age.
As the team at Direct Selling News sat down to take the pulse of the channel as 2015 draws to a close, we saw the power of the people coursing throughout the direct selling community.
The year is winding down and soon 2016 will be upon us, but here at Direct Selling News, we already feel as if we have turned the page to a new chapter by completing our move into our new headquarters.
By some estimates, there are a few thousand companies in the United States that distribute their products or services through direct selling.