The Lottery Authority in Norway is a government agency responsible for illegal marketing, illegal gaming and pyramids.
The next letter is send to Lyoness, and underlaying divisions: Lyconet and CashBack World (Google translation):
Notification of decision sent to Lyoness.
On 11 January 2018, the Lottery Authority has sent notice of a decision to terminate Lyoness’s operations in Norway.
Notification of decision sent to Lyoness Notification of decision is addressed to Lyoness Europe AG and Lyoness Norway AS, but will also include 150,000 Norwegian participants and 1,000 loyalty companies included in the Lyoness sales system in Norway.
Illegal pyramid-like sales system
Based on the number of received tips in 2016 and 2017 and the content of these foundations, the Lottery Authority has assessed whether Lyoness is an illegal pyramid-like sales system pursuant to section 16, second paragraph, of the Lottery Act.
In the assessment, we have assumed that revenues from Lyoness’s business in Norway are mainly from the acquisition of participants, and not from sales or consumption of goods, services or other benefits.
Lottery Authority’s conclusion
In the notice of decision, the Lottery Authority concludes that Lyoness’s business in Norway is an illegal pyramid-like sales system pursuant to section 16, second paragraph, of the Lottery Act.
We have paid particular attention to the fact that Norwegian participants in Lyoness do not receive or consume goods, services or other benefits from the sales system that correspond to the value of what is paid when paying for them.
As a result, the participants’ payments to Lyoness are considered as consideration to participate in a pyramid-like sales system.
The income of the company and individual participant comes almost exclusively from the replacement of new participants and their payments to Lyoness, and not from sales or consumption of goods, services or other benefits.
In a letter dated 11 January 2018, the Lottery Authority has announced that we will make a decision that Lyoness must cease all its activities in Norway.
The notified decision implies that all referral of participants and loyalty companies to CashBack World and Lyconet, and all sales and use of benefit cards, discount coupons, customer card shares, gift cards, marketing materials, seminars and other product in the business may cease.
The Lottery Authority’s notice of decision is based mainly on the information received from Lyoness in the matter.
Lyoness has a four-week deadline to object to the decision being notified, or the reason for the alert. The Lottery Authority’s further processing of the case is due to Lyoness’s feedback.
The Lyoness Group is dividing its three business areas into two brands: The Lyoness brand encompasses the shopping community and the loyalty program.
Their target groups are consumers who want to save money by shopping with Lyoness (Cashback) and loyalty merchants who want to use an international multi-sector loyalty program. The Lyconet brand encompasses all network marketing activities of the Lyoness Group. Its target groups are self-employed people and companies.
The Lyoness Group is currently active in 46 countries on all continents. Over 4 million members take advantage of the Lyoness benefits at over 40,000 loyalty merchants around the world. More at www.lyoness.com .
EmzaGold , LLC recently announced it will be aligning itself with direct selling legacy company, Zija International , Inc. Zija’s commitment to provide natural, shareable, wellness products on a global scale will facilitate the addition of EmzaGold Representatives.
“We are excited for the momentum we have seen in recent months and welcome the EmzaGold Representatives to the Zija Family,”
said Ryan Palmer, President and CEO of Zija International. “The addition will absolutely help to facilitate a successful 2018.”
EmzaGold looked to Zija International as a well-established vehicle for its Representatives to achieve their business-building and health and wellness goals.
Steve Carmack, EmzaGold President and CEO, said,
“We felt Zija was a value-driven company with all the necessary components in place. Zija is where we dreamed of being in 10-15 years, and this opportunity allows us to fast forward that dream.”
EmzaGold is the third company to team up with Zija International over the past year—joining prior direct selling companies, XANGO and Qivana, on the list of effective alignments.
Leaders from both XANGO and Qivana have been impressed with Zija’s corporate support, products, leadership, and geographic reach.
“Observing and working with the Zija management team and its employees during the early days of the XANGO-Zija alignment solidified my belief that we were going to emerge as a stronger, more viable organization,”
said Dwayne Dyer, top industry leader, and former XANGO Member. “With 30 years of experience, I can say without reservation that Zija International is the finest organization in our industry today.”
Colli Butler, another network marketing leader and former XANGO Member added her thoughts on Zija,
“They grew quietly and organically expanding their story from Moringa, to the Natural Health Revolution.
They developed strong corporate and field leadership, they have proven themselves as financially strong, they wisely invested in products, people, markets, tools, and are now positioned for the kind of growth that will put Zija on the map in a big way.”
Like previous Qivana and XANGO Members, EmzaGold’s Representatives will have full access to Zija’s tools, markets, and extensive product line which includes nutritional supplements, essential oils, and skin care products—all aimed at providing users with a healthier, enhanced life.
The products and culture of Zija International are focused around helping others to live the company’s mantra, Life Unlimited.
“The infrastructure, the products, and the compensation plan are all outstanding, but what was most impressive was how all the leaders worked together to help each other, and you’ll feel that right away,”
said Jerry Campisi, former Qivana Member and network marketing professional. “We are all on the same page to make this world a better place through health and wellness.”
About Zija International
Zija International , a privately held and privately-funded business founded by Kenneth E. Brailsford and led by President and CEO, Ryan Palmer, develops natural health, wellness, and beauty products.
The company operates in more than 50 countries worldwide, pioneering the #NaturalHealthRevolution to help individuals achieve Life Unlimited.
Zija has seen consistent growth every year since it was founded over a decade and has received several awards, including and being named the “Fastest-Growing Company in Utah” by Utah Business Magazine.
It has also been recognized on fastest-growing and top-revenue lists by Inc. Magazine, Direct Selling News and Utah Valley Magazine, and has received industry-specific MarComm, American Business (Stevies), and Davey Awards.
Global relationship marketing company Nerium International is proud to announce it has been approved for full, active membership in Direct Selling Australia (DSA) effective immediately.
Nerium International, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded by Chief Executive Officer Jeff Olson in 2011. Today Nerium International, with its age-fighting products crafted from cutting-edge research and science, has generated $1.5 billion in cumulative sales after six years and has developed a strong customer base in North American, Latin American, Asia-Pacific and European markets.
Nerium International opened in Australia October 20, 2016.
“It is an honor to qualify for Direct Selling Australia (DSA) membership,” said Olson.
“Our Independent Brand Partners will be pleased to know that we went through an intense vetting process from both a legal and compliance perspective in order to qualify for DSA membership, which signifies our commitment to integrity in all we do.”
“Direct Selling Australia is delighted to welcome Nerium International as our newest member,” said Gillian Stapleton, Executive Director of Direct Selling Australia.
“We are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards and with its focus on providing an excellent product line and a life-changing business opportunity through relationship marketing,
Nerium International is the type of organization we want in DSA.”
DSA has been the leading representative body for direct selling in Australian retail for more than 50 years. DSA represents and supports organizations that manufacture and distribute goods and services directly to consumers.
There are currently more than 70 members and all members must adhere to a Code of Practice, which promotes high standards of consumer protection, professionalism and ethics.
About Nerium International
Based in Addison, TX, Nerium International is a global relationship marketing company with age-fighting products crafted from cutting-edge research and science. Founded in 2011, Nerium International has shattered industry sales records while developing a strong customer base in North American, Latin American, Asia-Pacific and European markets.
This unprecedented success has allowed Nerium International to generate $1.5 billion in cumulative sales after six years. Nerium International was recognized for its historic growth by ranking No. 1 on the 2015 Inc. 500 List of fastest-growing private U.S. companies in consumer products and services and No. 12 in overall, as well as No. 38 on the 2016 Direct Selling News’ Global 100 List.
Led by an executive leadership team with vast domestic and international experience, Nerium International is committed to providing an excellent product line based in real science and providing its Independent Brand Partners with a life-changing and outstanding business opportunity through relationship marketing. For more information, please visit: www.nerium.com .
Isagenix International , a global health and wellness company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, has announced key executive promotions that position the organization for continued excellence and growth worldwide, including naming Travis Ogden as the company’s chief executive officer.
The CEO position was most recently held by Co-Founder and Chairman Jim Coover.
Coover made the announcement at the company’s New Year Kick Off event in Phoenix before a sold-out crowd of nearly 5,000 independent distributors.
“I’m not stepping down or stepping aside, but rather focusing on my duties as chairman of the Isagenix Board while Travis steps into a pivotal role and helps us take Isagenix to the next level,”
“Travis has proven himself time and again in the past two years. His strategic leadership has earned not only my respect, but also the respect of our nearly 1,000 employees and the thousands of independent distributors who share our transformational products with customers around the world.
I am confident Travis will be an exceptional CEO.”
Ogden joined Isagenix in 2016 as president and chief operating officer. He has been an integral part of the executive leadership team, helping refine operations so Isagenix can achieve its goal of becoming the world’s largest, most respected health and wellness company. In 2017, the business hit three key milestones: reaching nearly $1 billion in annual revenues, achieving nearly $6 billion in cumulative global sales since inception in 2002, and entering the European market. The company now has operations in 15 countries.
“Joining Isagenix nearly two years ago is one of the best decisions I’ve made,”
“I’ve been so honored to work with the Coover family, who are at the heart of this company. I look forward to continuing to be mentored by Jim while working alongside the other members of our exceptional executive leadership team as we expand our first-class product line and introduce our products to new audiences worldwide, from customers seeking better health solutions to people seeking an outstanding business opportunity.”
In addition to Ogden, the company promoted Travis Garza to president of global sales and marketing and Chantal Chaput to chief operating officer.
Garza has been with Isagenix since 2009, joining the company as vice president of sales for North America. In 2016, he was promoted to chief sales and marketing officer. In his new role, Garza will have expanded responsibilities for domestic and international sales, marketing, and communications.
Chaput joined the company in 2016 as senior vice president of operations. As chief operating officer, she will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and continue to lead product manufacturing and distribution.
“Travis and Chantal have been tremendous assets to the company, earning admiration from their peers, our employees, and our independent distributors,”
Ogden said. “We’re thrilled for them to assume additional responsibilities. Their leadership will be critical to our success moving forward.”
In addition to these promotions, Erik Coover, senior vice president of global field development, has been elected to the Isagenix Board. He will serve on the board alongside his father, Jim, and his mother, Kathy, who is co-founder and executive vice president at Isagenix. Other board members include Travis Ogden and Jim Pierce.
“Erik has done an outstanding job introducing Isagenix to a new generation, and serving on the board will allow him to make an even greater impact on the company’s long-term future,” Jim Coover said.
About Isagenix International
Established in 2002, Isagenix provides systems for weight loss, energy, performance, healthy aging, and wealth creation. With nearly 600,000 customers worldwide and more than 100 life-changing products, packs, and systems globally, the company is committed to producing Solutions to Transform Lives™.
Since its inception in 2002, Isagenix has generated nearly $6 billion in cumulative global sales through an independent network of associates in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
Isagenix is a privately owned company with headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, visit Isagenix.com .
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