Global nutrition company Herbalife announced today that in its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and in recognition of the contributions diverse communities have made to society, the company is supporting two impactful initiatives: the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ and the “I Am an Immigrant” public awareness campaign.
Health and wellness company ARIIX received top honors at the 2017 annual CEO World Awards, including Best Overall Company of the Year and Management Team of the Year.
Two executives from Salt Lake City-based USANA, the cellular nutrition company, were recently honored by Utah Business Magazine. USANA’s Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Dan Macuga was named to the CXO of the Year list, while Ashley Collins, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, was named one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch.
Youngevity International Inc., the Chula Vista, California-based omni-direct lifestyle company, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the assets of Sorvana International. The companies have scheduled the closing of the transaction and the merger of the businesses to take place on July 1, 2017.
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).
Mary Kay, LifeVantage, Jeunesse, LegalShield, Natura, JAFRA
Amway, Herbalife, Zija International, dŌTERRA, AVON, Nu Skin
Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe.
by Emily Reagan
by Marilynn Hood
by Amy Bell