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Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based Oriflame recently selected Sweden-based research company Nepa to help the cosmetics giant continuously track and explain trends, as well as the wills and actions of its customers and competitors, in 10 countries.

The exclusive talks between Sao Paolo, Brazil-based direct seller Natura Cosmeticos SA and L'Oréal SA for the sale of The Body Shop concluded last week with a signed contract between the two parties.

Lehi, Utah-based Young Living Essential Oils recently celebrated its official expansion into Indonesia with nearly 1,500 attendees at its grand opening in Jakarta.

London-based Avon Products Inc. announced the appointment of Jonathan Myers as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Sept. 1. Myers will assume leadership of Avon’s Brand Marketing and Product Research & Development, Digital Information Technology and Global Supply Chain. He will be based at Avon’s headquarters in London and report directly to Avon’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheri McCoy.

Strong sales in wellness and cosmetics/personal care products helped the European direct selling sector continue to grow in 2016, according to the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations and the European Direct Selling Association (Seldia). European sales reached €32.9 billion (euros), up 3 percent from €32.3 billion in 2015.

London-based Avon Products Inc. recently announced the appointment of Miguel Fernandez as Global President, with responsibility for commercial business operations, effective August 14, 2017. He will be based at Avon's headquarters in London.

Sao Paolo, Brazil-based direct seller Natura Cosmeticos SA is currently in exclusive talks with L’Oreal SA to buy The Body Shop, the French cosmetics giant’s lotions and soaps retailer that was founded by British entrepreneur Anita Roddick in 1976. The deal is reported to be for US$1.1 billion (€1 billion euros).

The USANA True Health Foundation (THF) celebrated its first-ever World Service Week during the week of May 20–27. Throughout the week, USANA Associates, employees and their families, as well as the general public, volunteered thousands of hours of service.

London-based Avon Products Inc., the company for women, recently announced that it has appointed James Thompson as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, effective Aug. 1.

The previously announced deal for Quebec, Canada-based Immunotec Inc., the direct seller of nutrition, skincare and wellness products, to go private in a cash deal that valued the company at US$25 million, was recently completed.

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