Herbalife is renewing its partnership with the Special Olympics through a multi-faceted, $1 million sponsorship of the global movement.
Beautycounter took its campaign for safer beauty products to Washington, D.C. for a recent congressional hearing on cosmetic development and safety.
The project began in December 2015, when Avon Products Inc. sold a majority interest in its North American business unit to the private equity company Cerberus Capital Management.
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–Economic Times: India–Direct sellers such as Amway, Tupperware and Network Communications, are mulling steps to prevent the selling of their products on online marketplaces without their consent in the wake of new guidelines issued by the government.
India Direct Selling Association (IDSA) is in discussions with its members for the industry to comply with the government regulations.
“We are concerned that online sellers have been selling Tupperware products. We do not sell to online sellers as for us offering the opportunity of economic empowerment to our Sales Force is very important,” Tupperware India MD Shilpa Ajwani told PTI.
She further said: “We have in the past written to online sellers to refrain from offering our products on their e-commerce sites. We are assessing next steps in accordance with the Direct Selling guidelines”.
US-based Amway said it is engaging with key stakeholders to understand the key aspects of the guidelines and develop strategies to harness the industry’s potential.
“The new guidelines have put some important points for consideration on third-party online marketplaces. We are supportive of these efforts and believe they will strengthen consumer protection,” said Amway India CEO Anshu Budhraja.
On September 12, the government issued guidelines to regulate direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses. Under the norms, no person can sell products of a direct selling entity on an e-commerce platform/marketplace without the prior written consent of that direct selling entity.
“IDSA is consulting with all the member companies to find the ways and devise the strategy to control and ensure compliance of this condition with due consideration to the interest of the consumers and direct sellers,” IDSA Chairman Jitendra Jagota said.
Another direct seller Network Communications said there were no issues as its products were sold by own distributors.
“We will find out if these are being sold by our authorised distributors. If yes then we don’t have a problem; if not we will approach the regulatory authorities to take due steps,” said Network Communications Chairman & MD Sujit Jain.
He further said: “We will also make sure distributor is not selling it bellow certain price point decided by the company.”
According to Budhraja: “Any product sold via third-party online channels create an unnecessary risk for the consumer. People purchasing products through these channels run the risk of receiving products that could be, among other things, out-of-date, spoiled, altered, or even an imitation”.
He further added that its distributors Amway Business Owners (ABOs) are only authorised sellers of Amway products.
“All of Amway’s products sold by ABOs are backed by a refund policy. We don’t offer any refund on a product sold through a third-party online platform,” he said.
According to a report by industry chamber FICCI, the direct selling industry in India is estimated to be around Rs 7,500 crore.
It has potential to attain a market size of Rs 15-20 billion by 2025 on account of increasing income of middle class households, it added.
OneCoin, a centralized digital currency operated and managed by the OneCoin Limited is under investigation. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of United Kingdom has warned the general public to refrain from trading OneCoin for fiat or other digital currencies.
All digital currencies aren’t made equal. The introduction of Bitcoin led to a debate concerning the legitimacy and trustworthiness of a decentralized digital asset, not governed by a single company or an organization. While Bitcoin, over time has managed to build trust, the same can’t be said for OneCoin.
OneCoin has been in the eye of multiple controversies and many people have raised concerns about the digital currency’s credibility. The recent media reports have also drawn parallels with OneCoin’s investment schemes which are found to be similar to those of various get-rich-quick, and multi-level marketing schemes. Few government organizations and private bodies in countries like Belgium and Sweden have also issued warning about OneCoin in the recent days. A combination of warnings and reports of alleged fraudulent practices on OneCoin’s part seems to have opened doors for an investigation by the London Police.
The warning on FCA website reads,
“We believe consumers should be wary of dealing with OneCoin, which claims to offer the chance to make money through the trading and ‘mining’ of virtual currencies.”
The website also reports about the ongoing investigation into OneCoin by the City of London Police along with contact information for the ActionFraud – National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre for those who may have fallen victims to OneCoin’s allegedly fraudulent practices. The FCA website also mentions that the consumers of OneCoin are not protected by the Financial Ombudsman Service of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme as it is not an authorized firm.
Earlier this year, OneCoin held its first UK national event in a London hotel, attracting over 1000 people. In the event, they tried hard-selling memberships, with package costs ranging from GBP 100 to GBP 28,000 along with a promise for great returns. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, one can’t just buy OneCoin by themselves from an exchange, but have to buy tokens from the company and exchange it for the digital currency.
OneCoin is also known to have repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims regarding its position in the cryptocurrency market. With no clear information available on OneCoin or its creators in public domain, the official investigation into the digital currency may finally throw some light on it.