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Michael R. Ellison, CEO and Founder of TriVita Inc. announced today that final documents were executed to officially merge Amazon Herb Company (AHC) with TriVita, a 13-year-old international wellness company based in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Scentsy Making Bold Moves

September 01, 2012

Historically, direct selling companies haven’t ventured far from the core business upon which they’re built. New products are usually natural extensions of a core product line or are very compatible with the core product.

This week we saw the release of three major economic reports—overall economic growth, unemployment, and personal income and consumer spending. The results of these reports point to the need for some major changes in the way we live.

Inc. magazine has announced its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

In early May, Herbalife, the No. 3 direct seller in the world according to DSN's 2011 Global 100 list, saw its share price plunge over 35 percent (to as low as $45.55 from high volume trading) when hedge fund manager David Einhorn posed questions regarding reporting of the purchase and use of products and services by salespeople.

With the school year about to begin, Plano, Texas-based AdvoCare is stepping up its support of Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.

Shares of Greenwich, Conn.-based Blyth Inc. soared more than 20 percent to a four-year high today after the company announced plans to spin off ViSalus, its weight-loss, energy drink and nutritional supplements business through an initial public offering of stock worth up to $175 million.

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has added a new initiative for 2012: support of political candidates.

Over the past few weeks, the London Olympics have showcased the individual and team achievements of the greatest athletes in the world.

Blyth, Inc., parent company of direct sellers ViSalus and PartyLite, saw second-quarter 2012 revenue jump 70 percent due to the strength of ViSalus' weight-loss and nutritional supplement business.

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