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February 01, 2014

News in Brief

News in Brief, February 2014

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Nu Skin Presents International Fireworks Display

Nu Skin Enterprises rang in the ‘Nu’ Year with a grand fireworks display that culminated in an illuminated Nu Skin logo on Taipei’s tallest building, the 101 Tower, during an international New Year’s Eve broadcast. The Taipei 101 Tower fireworks event—named one of the top-10 New Year’s Eve fireworks displays in 2012 by CNN—attracts more than 1 million people each year and is broadcast from Taiwan’s capital to more than 25 countries around the world.

The Taipei 101 Tower display and fireworks production featured a projection of the Nu Skin logo and the phrase “Happy Nu Year” displayed through Jan. 8, as well as a 218-second fireworks display and the launch of 24,000 pyrotechnics.

The display ushered in Nu Skin’s 30th year of operations in one of its fastest-growing regions. The company will officially launch its international 30th anniversary celebration in May 2014 with its top sales leaders at its annual Team Elite incentive trip, and the festivities will continue with a grand birthday celebration in June.

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. demonstrates its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunity and corporate social responsibility initiatives. A global direct selling company, Nu Skin operates in 53 markets worldwide.


Herbalife Awarded for Healthy Nutrition in Russia

Global nutrition company Herbalife recently won the 2013 “Healthy Nutrition” award in Russia at a ceremony opened by the director of the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

The “Healthy Nutrition” award is part of a wider campaign designed to raise public awareness about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle, including eating a healthy diet. The contest is organized by the Moscow government’s “Foundation for Social Projects and Programs.” Award winners include leading global companies that contribute significantly to the education and promotion of healthy nutrition principles.

In other company news, Herbalife has been formally recognized by the mayor of Seoul Metropolitan City for its efforts in developing and supporting child welfare initiatives across South Korea. Herbalife is the first direct selling company ever to win the award in South Korea.

Through its Herbalife Family Foundation, the company has established four Casa Herbalife programs in South Korea in collaboration with local charitable organizations to improve the nutrition and lives of vulnerable children. Through these programs, the Herbalife Family Foundation provides financial grants, fundraising, and volunteer support to assist in projects that promote good nutrition and health for children.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Herbalife Ltd. sells weight-management, nutritional and personal-care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 85 countries to and through a network of 3.2 million independent distributors.


Primerica Wins 11th Consecutive DALBAR Award

Primerica recently received the 2013 DALBAR Service Award for exemplary customer service to its mutual funds clients. For over two decades DALBAR has conducted rigorous testing of service delivery. Following a full year of comprehensive evaluation, DALBAR identifies those mutual fund firms found to be above their peers in service to clients. This marks Primerica’s 11th consecutive year to receive the award.

DALBAR Inc. provides independent expertise to the financial community for evaluating, auditing and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service. Launched in 1976, DALBAR has earned recognition for consistent and unbiased evaluations of insurance companies, investment companies, registered investment advisers, broker/dealers, retirement plan providers and financial professionals.

Primerica Inc., headquartered in Duluth, Ga., is a leading distributor of financial products to middle-income households in North America. In addition, Primerica provides an entrepreneurial full- or part-time business opportunity for individuals seeking to earn income by distributing the company’s financial products.


USANA Extends Partnerships with Olympic Contenders

USANA Health Sciences has extended its individual partnerships with Sochi contenders U.S. freeskier Grete Eliassen and Nordic combined teammates Billy Demong, Bryan Fletcher and Taylor Fletcher through 2014. USANA now provides its NSF- and HFL-tested nutritional supplements to more than 600 world-class athletes.

Demong and the Fletcher brothers concluded last season with team bronze at the World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, while Eliassen secured a bronze medal at the World Championships in Voss, Norway. The accomplished skiers will continue to act as the nutritional company’s global brand ambassadors as they participate in the Winter Games.

In other company news, Utah Business magazine recently named USANA to its annual list of Utah’s “Best Companies to Work For.” The global nutrition company was recognized as one of the best employers in the state based on its unique and generous benefits, work-life balance and overall company culture. This marks the sixth time the company has made the list since 2002.

USANA has been recognized for its onsite workout facility, complimentary fitness classes, organic cafe, annual profit-sharing program and impressive health and life insurance packages, both locally and nationally. In August, USANA was recognized by Outside magazine, for a fifth consecutive year, as one of the “Best Places to Work For” in the nation.

Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences is a nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and personal-care, energy, and weight-management products in Salt Lake City. USANA’s products are sold directly to preferred customers and associates in 18 international markets.


XANGO and AmeriCares Feed Afghan Children

Thousands of Afghan children have benefitted from a multi-year partnership between XANGO, a global wellness company, and AmeriCares, a global health and disaster-relief organization. Since 2007 the XANGO Meal Pack program has, in collaboration with AmeriCares and other partners, served more than 5 million meals in Afghanistan and more than a dozen other countries where extreme poverty, famine and political instability limit the opportunity for proper nourishment.

The calorie-dense XANGO Meal Packs contain many nutrients essential to a healthy diet for both children and adults. XANGO has partnered with AmeriCares to deliver Meal Packs to areas where they are most needed. The Meal Packs have aided in the fight against malnutrition for thousands of hospital patients and refugees in Afghanistan.

Global nutrition company XANGO LLC markets a premium mangosteen beverage to consumers worldwide. Based in Lehi, Utah, XANGO is privately owned and powered by a network of more than 2 million independent distributors in the U.S. and 40 international markets.


Amway India Develops Innovative Nutrition for Children

Amway India CEO William S. Pinckney recently told media the company will introduce a project to provide nutritional support to nearly 1.5 million malnourished children throughout the country. For the last five years the company has been developing a nutritional supplement specifically formulated to benefit children ages 4–12. The program represents one facet of Amway’s global corporate social responsibility (CSR) project focused on emerging economies.

Amway India plans to partner with sponsors, including its network of 1.4 million distributors in the country, to provide essential nutrition to children in need—a project that aligns with the company’s One by One Campaign for Children global initiative.

Amway’s latest CSR initiatives in India have also included establishing four computer centers for the visually challenged and working with nine orphanages in the eastern region of the country. Amway India and industry body FICCI also recently conducted a fashion show for the children of the National Association for the Blind.

Founded in 1959 by entrepreneurs Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel, and based in Ada, Mich., Amway offers consumer products and business opportunities through a network of more than 3 million distributors in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.


The Pampered Chef Aids Midwest Storm Victims

The Pampered Chef recently partnered with Feeding America and Peoria Area Food Bank to aid victims of massive storms that hit the Midwest in late 2013. The cookware company provided $127,000 worth of kitchen supplies to help residents replace what they lost to the natural disaster.

Pampered Chef volunteers in Washington, Ill., distributed bundles containing more than $125 worth of essential items, such as utensils, plates and can openers. The relief effort is a continuation of the company’s longstanding partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Since 1991, The Pampered Chef has contributed more than $21 million to Feeding America.

The Pampered Chef is a direct seller committed to developing multipurpose kitchen tools, providing expert cooking tips and creating simple recipes that enhance shared mealtime and suit busy lifestyles. Founded in 1980, The Pampered Chef was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2002. The company operates in five markets through its network of over 65,000 independent salespeople.


Organo Gold Launches in Singapore

Organo Gold, the global gourmet coffee company that caters to consumers’ active lifestyles, recently announced that it has expanded its Asian presence with the opening of operations in Singapore. Sunny Ooi, Regional Vice President Southeast Asia, will manage the company’s activities in the country.

Singapore marks Organo Gold’s sixth Asian market. Organo Gold Global Master Distributor and Co-Founder Shane Morand visited Singapore on Jan. 4–5. The weekend included leadership training for current OG Distributors and income opportunity training, which was open to guests.

Founded in 2008, Organo Gold seeks to bring the treasures of the earth to the people of the world through its Ganoderma-enhanced coffee and other products. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, the company operates in 30 markets worldwide through its salesforce of 150,000 independent distributors and sells to consumers through its Coffee Connoisseur Club.