The Economic Times (India) reported that Amway, India’s largest direct selling firm, has announced its intention of reaching a billion dollars in the Indian market by 2020.
PM International AG kicked off the beginning of its 20th anniversary year 2013 by celebrating its recent World Management Congress.
According to the Bangkok Post, sales of Nu Skin Enterprises (Thailand) Co Ltd, the direct sales skincare company, grew by 27 percent year-on-year in the first eight months to 2 billion baht. The growth rate, almost four times the industry's, was driven by the new AgeLoc anti-aging product line.
Oriflame, one of the largest beauty companies in the world, recently announced a partnership with Hollywood superstar Demi Moore for a line of branded cosmetics and accessories.
Two of the world’s largest and most well-respected Direct Sales beauty product companies are investing in expansion in India.
The Direct Selling industry is growing in Poland. Recent reports showed an increase of 1.3 percent year over year in 2011 to €585.4m.
Direct sellers Avon, Mary Kay, Oriflame, Natura and Nu Skin are among the companies noted in a new report that suggests direct selling could be the key to riding out the recession in Europe.
Natura Cosmeticos SA, Latin America's largest cosmetics company and the No. 4 direct seller in the world according to the DSN 2011 Global 100, was one of several retailers in Brazil to see increases in retail sales during an unexpected jump in June.
A recent interview with Australia-based ANZ Bank Chief Economist Paul Gruenwald signaled good news for direct selling companies doing business in The Philippines: the country's economy is in a sweet spot, and the future outlook is favorable.
A recent study by the University of Oxford suggests that selling Avon cosmetics has helped women in South Africa become financially independent, and that other businesses are now mimicking Avon's model of direct sales to alleviate poverty in developing countries.