QNET , a company of Asian heritage and a part of the US$200 billion global direct selling industry, has come to Niger, marking the company’s official entrance into the West African nation.
The opening of an Agency office here will enable the people of Niger to touch, feel and benefit from the high quality global products that QNET offers to consumers worldwide as well as the business opportunities it offers.
QNET’s direct selling model encourages individuals without a business experience to employ skills and the winning attitude to heighten their opportunities and improve their lifestyles. QNET aims to offer this entrepreneurial opportunity to as many locals as possible.
“QNET is proud to have an agent in Niger because QNET is committed to having a local customer service support for the people of Niger and help both the people and government in knowing more about direct selling.
“Direct selling is the marketing and selling of products directly to consumers away from a fixed retail location. The size of the global direct selling industry today is close to USD200 billion,” said Mr. Amadou, QNET’s Spokesperson for the West African Region.
Amadou was speaking at a Press Conference organized by QNET at the Niger Chamber of Commerce & Industry office here.
QNET firmly believes that there is nothing more empowering to individuals than the financial freedom that a career in the direct selling industry provides, and believes that the people of Niger, with their ambition and strong sense of entrepreneurship, will appreciate the quality consumer products that QNET offers and the business opportunities for self-development.
The company, optimising on the usage of the e-commerce platform, has contracted with local company, Nomade Production which is helmed by Mr. Alhussini. By end of April, the Niamey office will be able to provide its services to the Independent Representatives (IRs) of QNET in Niger. It will mainly provide customer support and display of QNET products.
QNET started getting online purchases for its products from Niger since 2014. Today there are thousands of Niger citizens who have also registered to market and promote QNET online products as IRs. The top selling products for QNET in Niger are Wellness products, Household items such as home water purifier, online education learning (such as business courses, marketing courses and business English courses) as well as luxury products like watches and jewelry.
“As a new entrant to the West African region, QNET sees the necessity of having its own customer service agent office, hence Niger is the latest while there is already QNET Agent office established in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso in order to have an easily accessible local office to help with customer questions, assist with delivery of products and display of product range so as to enable people to view for themselves some of the products sold online.
“Our best selling Products like HomePure, a water filtration system as well as AirPure, our air purifier, addresses a very real need for clean water and clean air in many developing countries. In developed markets QVI Holidays, a vacation membership and holiday getaway product, tends to be quite popular with those wanting to take a break.
For busy professionals who are interested in continuing their education but have no time, we offer e-learning courses on a number of topics. We also have an expert selection of lifestyle-friendly food supplements for long life and vitality called LifeQode which we just recently introduced in Niger. For women wanting a natural solution to healthier, clearer skin, we offer the Physio Radiance range of skincare products,” explained Amadou.
QNET also expressed its gratitude for the support of the authorities in Niger. QNET understands that building capabilities has always been one of Niger’s priorities to develop its socio economic growth.
“QNET is always respectful of the local laws and is fully obliged to the commercial laws and consumer laws of Niger. QNET also has policies and procedures that all its IRs must strictly adhere to its code of marketing and promotion of QNET products ethically,” noted Amadou.
Globally, the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), which QNET is affiliated through the Direct Selling Associations of Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, reported unprecedented sales and engagement with 6.4% growth generating close to US$200 billion in 2015. WFDSA said that in the past three years, the industry has seen a compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent. It also noted that behind direct selling’s positive growth trend are millions of entrepreneurs marketing an array of products and services.
“We look forward to deepening our relationship with QNET through strong partnership with the local people in the areas of entrepreneurship and international trade. I would like to call on the people of Niger to grab the opportunities available through QNET,” said QNET Agent, Alhussini. Also present at the Press Conference today were QNET Director Mr. Krishna Kumar, as well as a host of government dignitaries in Niger.
With direct selling gaining popularity, Niger is seen to have huge potential to become a leading market in the West African region.
As a prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET provides a wide range of life enhancing products that are offered through its proprietary e-commerce platform to customers and distributors in over 100 countries. The company also has some 25 offices and agencies worldwide, and more than 50 stockists, apart from localized operations or franchisees in a number of countries.
QNET is a member of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. QNET is also a part of the Hong Kong Health Food Association and the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore among others.
QNET is also active in sports sponsorships around the world, including football (Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City Football Club), Formula One, badminton and more, due to the company’s strong belief that the drive, passion and teamwork of sports mirrors that of QNET. For more information, please visit QNET’s website at www.qnet.netoriginal post: https://www.businessforhome.org/2016/04/qnet-expands-in-niger-africa/
Maria Fernandez has received nearly a half million dollars from the egg industry and writes papers like “Rethinking dietary cholesterol .” She admits that eggs can raise LDL cholesterol, bad cholesterol, but argues that HDL, so-called “good cholesterol,” also rises, thereby maintaining the ratio of bad to good. To support this assertion, she cites one study that she performed with Egg Board money that involved 42 people.
If we look at a meta-analysis , a measure of the balance of evidence, the rise in bad is much more than the rise in good with increasing cholesterol intake. The analysis of 17 different studies showed that dietary cholesterol increases the ratio of total to HDL cholesterol, suggesting that the favorable rise in HDL fails to compensate for the adverse rise in total and LDL cholesterol. Therefore, increased intake of dietary cholesterol from eggs may indeed raise the risk of coronary heart disease.
The Egg Board responded (as seen in my video, Does Cholesterol Size Matter? ) by saying that the increased heart disease risk associated with eating eggs needs to be put in perspective relative to other risk factors, arguing that it’s worse to be overweight than it is to eat eggs, to which the authors of the meta-analysis replied , “Be that as it may, many people do not find it a major hardship to cut back on egg intake, whereas most people find it impossible to lose weight permanently.”
Fine, Fernandez admitted, eggs increase LDL, but she claims that the increase is in large LDL, arguing that large, fluffy LDL particles are not as bad as small, dense particles. Indeed, large LDL only raises heart disease risk of women by 44% , instead of 63% for small LDL. Light large buoyant LDL still significantly increases our risk of dying from our #1 killer. The difference is similar for men: large LDL only increases risk of heart attack or death by 31% , instead of 44%. As the latest review on the subject concluded, LDL cholesterol has “clearly been established as a causal agent in atherosclerosis … Regardless of size, LDL particles are atherogenic.” Yet Egg Board researcher, Fernandez, wrote that the formation of larger LDL from eggs is considered protective against heart disease, relative to small LDL. That’s like saying getting stabbed with a knife is protective–relative to getting shot!http://mlm.news/egg-consumption-and-ldl-cholesterol-size/
SALT LAKE CITY, April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ:LFVN) announced today that it will release financial results for its third quarter ended March 31, 2016, after the stock market closes on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The Company will hold an investor conference call at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) that same day.
Investors interested in participating in the live call can dial (888) 213-3922 from the U.S. International callers can dial (913) 981-5526. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call concludes and will be available through Wednesday, May 11, 2016, by dialing (877) 870-5176 from the U.S. and entering confirmation code 8518374, or (858) 384-5517 from international locations, and entering confirmation code 8518374.
There also will be a simultaneous, live webcast available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s web site at http://investor.lifevantage.com/events.cfm. The webcast will be archived for approximately 30 days.original post: http://mlm.news/lifevantage-to-announce-third-quarter-fiscal-year-2016-results-on-may-4-2016/
Probes Reporter, an independent investment research firm that focuses on public company interactions with the Securities and Exchange, released a new report on Wednesday.
According to the report, Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) previously disclosed the SEC investigation was confirmed as ongoing as of April 1. The SEC confirmed in a letter the company’s “involvement in on-going enforcement proceedings.”
The report highlighted an excerpt from Herbalife’s 10-k filing dating February 25, 2016 in which the company stated, “the Company has previously disclosed inquiries from the FTC, Securities and Exchange Commission and other governmental authorities.”
Probes Reporter added it has seen many instances when a company faces multiple SEC probes, but only discloses one to its investors.
Shares of Herbalife were trading lower by around 0.5 percent late Wednesday morning.
Article Source: finance.yahoo.comoriginal post: http://mlm.news/herbalife-sec-investigation-still-ongoing-as-of-april-1-says-probes-reporter/
After posting record revenue for 2015, Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHTC—NASDAQ) said sales were up 83 percent in the first quarter of 2016.original post: http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/view/natural_health_trends_posts_q1_profit_on_strong_revenue_growth
Brazil-based Natura Cosmeticos SA on Thursday reported a net loss in the first quarter, despite a slight uptick in revenue.original post: http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/view/brazils_natura_ends_first_quarter_in_the_red