India has become one of the most fertile environments for women according to a recent Dell Women's Global Entrepreneurship study.
PM-International AG, one of Europe's largest direct selling companies, was recently honored as one of the Top 100 most innovative German mid-sizes companies during the the Innovation Competition held by the Economic University of Vienna. The award marked the 11th year in a row the company has been so honored--a record for a direct selling company.
Direct selling continues to be Europe's largest provider of independent business opportunities.
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.