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.
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.
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.
HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE )–Global nutrition company, Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), has concluded its annual Asia Pacific Extravaganza for North Asia, held from June 16 to 18 in Hong Kong. As a training event organized for Herbalife Nutrition independent members in North Asia, this year’s event rallied the 9,000 strong crowd to be more active, harnessing the company’s research, innovation and competitive advantage to inspire positive lifestyle changes in their local communities. The three-day event in Hong Kong was anchored by Rich Goudis, Herbalife Nutrition’s new Chief Executive Officer who recently took on the role on June 1, 2017.
“As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition has been championing balanced nutrition and healthy active living by providing the best nutrition and weight-management products. This year, our goal is to equip our members with the knowledge and tools to go one step further, to be active change agents in inspiring positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits in their local communities. By doing this, we hope that we can play a bigger role to help people in Asia Pacific live healthier, more fulfilling lives,” said Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific.
As the lead executive spearheading Herbalife Nutrition’s global business strategy, Goudis kicked off the event by sharing his vision for Herbalife Nutrition as a purpose-driven company on a mission to improve nutrition for its consumers. With global megatrends such as obesity, aging and rising health care costs showing no signs of slowing down, Goudis highlighted that the current environment presents Herbalife Nutrition with the opportunity to play a bigger role in addressing these concerns. He also shared his passions for innovation, education and training, and emphasized that the company’s competitive advantage in the nutrition industry is its ability to provide the “distributor difference” – where members are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide personalized nutrition and fitness services to customers.
Following this, Stephen Conchie commended the Herbalife North Asia member community for their unwavering spirit in providing personalized nutrition and fitness coaching services to a rapidly expanding pool of customers, to continue helping people live healthier and happier.
Dr. David Heber, chairman of Herbalife Nutrition Institute, also gave an in-depth view of the latest developments in science and research behind the company’s nutrition philosophy. This session enabled Herbalife Nutrition members to provide new insights to help people leverage the power of nutrition to combat modern-day health issues more effectively.
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 19, 2017) – Youngevity International , Inc. (OTCQX: YGYID ), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the assets of Sorvana International . Sorvana International was formed in November of 2016 been in business for 22 years providing natural wellness products predominantly in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Philippines and L’dara is known for its award winning patented skin care products. The companies have scheduled the closing of the transaction and the merger of the businesses to take place on July 1, 2017.
Ray Faltinsky, CEO and Co-Founder of Sorvana International stated, “For over 18 months we have been in discussions with Youngevity and other potential companies, and we came to the conclusion that Youngevity is the best fit for us and provides the best opportunity for our Wellness Partners around the world. I am impressed with Youngevity’s Executive Team and we are confident that Youngevity’s Omni-Direct, multi-vertical strategy represents an opportunity that has a tremendous future. Our Wellness Partners are very enthusiastic about the expanded opportunity to market and get rewarded for sales on thousands of products in a number of different categories, and in a number of new countries.”
“I can tell you that we dug very deeply and have found Youngevity has a very compelling vision and we believe the platform they have developed will provide enormous upside for our Wellness Partners and customers into the foreseeable future,” stated Co-Founder, Kevin Fournier, “I believe our Wellness Partners will have enormous success within Youngevity and I am confident Youngevity’s distributors and customers will enthusiastically embrace FreeLife and L’dara quality products.”
Mr. Faltinsky and Mr. Fournier will assist with all aspects of integrating Sorvana’s sales force and will continue as distributors of Youngevity following the closing.
“FreeLife has a proud 22 year history of success in the Direct Selling Profession and L’dara’s patented skin care products are very special. We believe acquiring Sorvana International represents a true extension of our mission of betterment, and delivering exceptional, science based wellness products for optimal health to our customers,” stated Steve Wallach
, CEO and Co-Founder of Youngevity. He continued, “We are very proud of this acquisition as it represents our largest transaction in terms of top line revenue and in numbers of quality field leadership.”
“We are excited to announce the acquisition of Sorvana, as we anticipate our up-listing to the Nasdaq Capital Market Exchange on June 21. This business combination fortifies and strengthens our position in the US, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore,” stated Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity. We are optimistic about the substantial size of the data base of distributors and customers that is now available to Youngevity. We will immediately begin marketing to Sorvana’s 50,000 plus distributors and customers and look forward to working with the very impressive field leadership group that is part of this merger.”
Youngevity was founded upon the pioneering principles of Dr. Joel Wallach ; always looking forward to the betterment of society. Today Youngevity continues to meet this mission with groundbreaking products, innovative services and a fulfilling business opportunity individually defined through flexibility and personal lifestyle choices. And in this Pursuit of Betterment, the Company continues to build and grow its Youngevity Be the Change Foundation . 100% of the profits from Youngevity Be the Change Coffee , and other special products highlighted on the Foundation website finance Foundation operations.