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Amway, the second largest direct seller in the world, was recently presented with the Best Award for 2011 by the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Vorwerk Managing Partners Walter Muyres and Reiner Strecker reported a successful 2011 for the Germany-based direct selling company, which closed the financial year 2011 with a 4.2 percent increase in sales and succeeded in boosting its pre-tax profits.

The UK Direct Selling Association reports that "party" sales have surged 120 percent in the past few years—from £177 million in 2009 to £290 million.

German cosmetics manufacturer LR Health & Beauty Systems, based in Westphalia, announced that it has extended its perfume marketing contract with Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis for another three years.

Dr. Derek Hassay, Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, was awarded the Service Alberta’s Consumer Services 2011 Minister’s Award.

Belcorp International, which placed 10th on the 2011 DSN Global 100 ranking of the top direct selling companies in the world, was recently recognized by the renowned organization Best Place to Work® as one of the Top 25 best multinationals to work at in Latin America.

Congratulations to DSA South Africa, which celebrated its 40th anniversary on April 19.

How do you get your brand across to a largely uniformed mass market desperate to sample foreign beauty products? Convention dictates that you advertise through print ads, television commercials or, thanks to a globally connected world, social media platforms.

Things are looking pretty in Brazil—and we don’t just mean the people. A recently released CNBC report states that the country known for its bronzed bodies and good looks will overtake Japan as the world’s No. 2 beauty market by 2013 to trail only the United States.

The recent release of 2011 earnings statements for the world’s six largest direct sellers— Avon, Herbalife, Natura, Nu Skin, Oriflame and Tupperware—showed that Herbalife, the U.S.-based global seller of weight-management, nutritional supplements and personal-care products, had an increase of 26 percent in sales growth in the past year.

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