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A Look Back at 2016 in the News

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This week we feature highlights from the direct sales industry news as they appeared on our newsletter throughout last year. Once again, it was most certainly an interesting year with all the positive and the negative news.

This is a compilation of pieces from last year that I personally have found more memorable or inspiring than the others. I have also added to this, a few articles from The World of Direct Selling website that attracted much interest.

January

How and Why Amway’s DeVos Family Gives Away Billions
* Morinda Celebrates 20th Year in Business and Second Era of Growth
Layoffs, Lawsuits at Once-Hot Direct-Sales Firm ViSalus
Ava Anderson Non-Toxic to Reopen as New Company Without Founder or Her Family
Melaleuca Marks Three Decades in Business

February

Amway’s 2015 Revenues Fall to Lowest Level in 5 Years
Direct Selling Dominates the Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Market
Stream Announces New President and CEO
Avon Reports 20% Sales Decline in 2015 Q4
70 Years of Tupperware
Mannatech Enters South America with Launch of Colombia Operations
Nu Skin Settles Class Action Suit, Pays $47 Million
Herbalife in Talks with FTC to Resolve Probe

March

Avon and Cerberus Capital Announce Close of Strategic Partnership Transaction
Young Living Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
Isagenix Launches New World Headquarters
Medifast Management Changes Run Deeper Than CEO Sheetz
Oriflame Says Could Expand to U.S and Brazil
Travis Ogden Appointed Isagenix President & COO
Amway Maps Growth Strategy in India
Ackman Doesn’t See ‘Slap on the Wrist’ for Herbalife
Social Selling Moves Online

April

Mannatech Reveals New Company Brand
Herbalife Attacks New Documentary, Saying It Takes Ackman’s Side
Mary Kay Empowered Women Using a Bit of a Pyramid Scheme
Avon’s North America Unit Has a New Boss
If You Think She Looks Like An Avon Lady, You’re Half Right
Natura Opens First Own Shop in Sao Paulo

May

Pyramid Schemes in 10 Questions
Avon Loss Widens on Dollar and Restructuring Costs
Stella & Dot CEO on Creating “Flexible” Business for Women
Successes of South Africa DSA and the University of Johannesburg
Vorwerk Group Reports 23.9% Sales Increase in 2015
Amway’s Chief Sales Officer John Parker Talks About the ‘Gig Economy’
Herbalife Buys Its Headquarters for Close to $30 Million
How Tonia Janshan Built Steeped Tea Into a Huge Retail Empire
Silpada Exec: Insurmountable Revenue Declines Doomed Company
Interview with Sue Liddie, CIO of Avon
‘Damsel in Defense’ Gives Women Tools to Protect Themselves

June

Rodan + Fields: How Two Dermatologists Built a Billion Dollar Brand in Their Spare Time
Direct Selling’s Economic Footprint Continues to Expand in United States
Clear Definition on Pyramid Schemes Will Prevent Fraud, Protect Consumers
Nu Skin Receives $210 Million Investment From China
The Evolution of Direct Sales
Avon Will Go Ahead With Move to the U.K. Despite Brexit Vote
Unemployment India’s Biggest Concern, Direct Selling at Rescue
HAPPY Parties Are the New Tupperware Parties, but for Cannabis
Consumer Groups, Direct Selling Industry Debate ‘Anti-Pyramid’ Legislation
The Brutal Truth About Those Pyramid Schemes

July

Brownie Wise: The Life of the (Tupperware) Party
Global Direct Selling Industry in 2015
Longaberger Empties Famous Basket Building
Medifast Named to Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America List
Herbalife Settles Pyramid Scheme Case with Regulator; in Blow to Pershing’s Ackman
Mary Kay Breaks Ground Soon on New R&D Site
Customer Acquisition With Stella & Dot CEO Jessica Herrin
Beauty Takes a Beating at Tupperware
Direct Selling Gigs: How Much Can You Make Being Your Own Boss?
FTC v. Herbalife Settlement: First Take

August

How Selling Cutco Knives as a Teen Inspired This Entrepreneur’s Direct Selling Empire
Giants’ Growth Performances at Mid-Year
Cloud-Centric Management Lifts Rodan + Fields Towards $1B Revenue
FTC v. Herbalife: Post-Settlement Legal Guidance for the Direct Selling Industry
Amway China: Rebirth of a Sales Firm
Troubles Mount for Longaberger, Its Parent Company
The Avon Lady Goes Digital: The Original Network Gets a 21st Century Facelift

September

One of the Fastest-Growing Clothing Companies Making Some Millennial Moms Rich
Martin Kohler Named New President of PartyLite Worldwide
Follow the Profit: How Mormon Culture Made Utah a Hotbed for Multi-Level Marketers
Think the Direct Sales Model Is Dead? Think Again
LR Health & Beauty CEO Dr. Thomas Stoffmehl Seldia’s New Chairman
Inside Wall Street’s Greatest Feud: Icahn vs. Ackman
Nerium Names Deborah K. Heisz President and COO
Nu Skin Settles SEC Probe into Charitable Contribution in China
Understanding Pyramid Schemes, Ponzi Schemes, and Network Marketing
Tupperware Appoints Tricia Steitzel President and COO
Amway President: ‘Why Co-Leadership Actually Works’
How ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Made Tyra Banks a Better Businesswoman
Origami Owl Acquires New York-Based Beauty Company willa

October

Medifast Announces Appointment of Direct Selling Industry Veteran as CEO
Oriflame: Back on Track Again?
Jamberry Nails Names Elizabeth Thibaudeau Chief Executive Officer
Avon Begins Expansion into Heath & Wellness with New Hire
30,000 Attend to doTERRA’s Convention: The Highest in Utah’s History
Real Beauty, Mary Kay Style: Mary Kay’s New Ad Campaign
Silpada Designs Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Entity
Natura Cosmeticos Picks New CEO to Replace Lima
Belcorp Among Fortune’s 25 Best Global Companies to Work For
Stream Announces Chairman Transition
The Wave is Upon Us: Big Changes for Direct Selling

November

Getting to Know About Natura
Why Herbalife CEO’s Departure Is a Body Blow to the Company
Arbonne Expands into Asia with Opening of Taiwan
Mannatech Prepares for China Entry with New E-Commerce Strategy
Trump Picks Betsy DeVos, Daughter-in-Law of Amway Co-Founder, for Education Secretary
USANA Announces CEO Transition Plan and Appoints Kevin Guest CEO
It’s Time for Network Marketing to Ditch the Mercedes-Benz
The Rise of the Entrepreneur

December

Oriflame to Bet Big on Skincare, Wellness in New Strategic Push
Could ‘Facebook Live’ Change the Game?
Nu Skin Announces Senior Management Transition Plan: Truman Hunt Leaves After 14 Years
Avon Headquarters Leaves the US
Vemma Settles Ongoing Litigation with FTC over Pyramid Charges
Fact-Checking the FTC’s New Legal Guidance
Carl Icahn To Be Trump’s Advisor on Regulatory Overhaul
ViSalus Announces CEO Transition
First of Many: Natura Opens First US Store in New York
How Rick Goings Went from Dirt Poor to the CEO of a $2 Billion Company


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