Amway 2023 US Impact Report Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability
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by DSN Staff Writer
11h ago
Amway released its 2023 US Impact Report, highlighting its initiatives, efforts and programs that are designed to give back to local communities and safeguard the environment. Amway distributors and employees donated more than 212,000 volunteer hours serving others and contributed significant funds toward causes important to the brand. In particular, distributors and employees donated more than $155,000 in relief efforts to aid Hawaii residents in Lahaina who suffered from the effects of wildfires. These efforts are part of Amway’s long-standing tradition of giving back. Since 1983, Amway and ..read more
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The AI Job Market Shakeup
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by David Lee
2d ago
Staggering stats illustrate the impact of AI. With the first half of 2024 nearly over, the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies seems to still bring more questions than answers. As the direct selling channel continues to find ways to use AI platforms to enhance strategies, an eye must be kept on the overall impact this rapidly evolving technology is having on the job market, which will affect both corporate employees and independent distributors. AI is projected to inject a staggering $25.6 trillion into the global economy. It’s impera ..read more
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USANA Provides Sustainable Nutrition to Remote Island Through Garden Tower Project
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by DSN Staff Writer
3d ago
The USANA Foundation, USANA’s philanthropic organization, built 100 Garden Towers on the remote island of Malapascua, Cebu. Thirty USANA distributors worked on the project which will provide sustainable access to nutrition for local residents as well as provide a way to generate income through the sale of surplus vegetables. “Malnutrition is prevalent in Malapascua due to the lack of access to affordable nutrition,” said Brian Paul, USANA Foundation President. “This project helps provide sustainable, accessible nutrition on the island, which in turn will hopefully improve the quality of life a ..read more
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Canadian Direct Selling Companies to Prioritize Recruitment and Retention in 2024
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by DSN Staff Writer
3d ago
According to the Direct Sellers Association of Canada, Canadian direct selling companies are planning to “get back to basics” in the coming months and years. Recruitment and retention have long been an important part of the direct selling model in Canada, but DSA Canada officials say leaders in the country are placing a renewed focus on these basics to build a solid foundation for new business growth. A few of the fundamental components of expanding a brand’s independent sales consultant numbers include the leveraging of technology and social media, ramping up in-person events, providing targe ..read more
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Foundation 4Life Breaks Ground in the Philippines
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by DSN Staff Writer
3d ago
Foundation 4Life, 4Life’s philanthropic arm, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the Philippines for a village that will carry the 4Life name. In partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK) Foundation, the two entities will provide 20 houses built by 4Life Philippines affiliates and staff, along with the future homeowners. The GK Foundation has a goal of building 20,000 barangays (villages) to help impoverished families in the area and is supported by aid from donors and the local government. Foundation 4Life Philippines has been a part of this effort, donating approximately $85,000 last month with th ..read more
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Coway Water Purifier Receives Halal Certification
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by DSN Staff Writer
3d ago
Coway announced that it has received halal certification for five of its water purifier models in Indonesia. This certification, issued by the Halal Product Guarantee Management Agency (BPJPH), assures consumers that the purifiers meet Islamic guidelines for permissible products. The certified models include the Cinnamon (P-6320R), Core (CHP-671R), Ombak (CHP-7310R), Neo Plus (CHP-264L), and Villaem II (CHP-18AR). This certification covers all parts of the water purifier, from pipes to filters, ensuring they comply with halal standards. This certification is in addition to Coway’s existing hal ..read more
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Medifast Launches $30 Million Marketing Campaign for New Medical Weight Loss Plans
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by DSN Staff Writer
4d ago
Medifast, the parent company of direct selling organization OPTAVIA, announced the first phase of its national marketing campaign that will showcase the company’s GLP-1 medications and tailored weight loss and personalized coaching programs. The brand’s guided approach to weight management will include a collaboration with LifeMD and will ramp up in the latter half of 2024 as part of Medifast’s three-prong strategy to expand its coaching network and empower individuals to find their optimal health and wellbeing.   Medifast is expected to invest up to $30 million in the campaign in an effo ..read more
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Direct Selling Executives Honored with HR Achievement Awards
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by DSN Staff Writer
6d ago
Utah Business and Utah SHRM announced their 2024 honorees for the HR Achievement Awards, which recognizes human resource professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make their companies a great place to work. Juli Adams, Chalk Couture Vice President of People Operations, received an award in the Small Companies category. Kari Crane, Young Living Essential Oils Senior Director of Human Resources; and Mike Sessions, USANA Health Sciences Vice President of Human Resources, were honored in the Large Companies category. “I love HR because I get exposure to all aspects of the b ..read more
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The 1:1 Diet: 40 Years of Transformation
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by JENNY VETTER
6d ago
Founded | 1984 Headquarters | Corby, Northamptonshire, UK Products | Health and Wellness Top Executive | Christopher McDermott, CEO Just across THE POND, international weight loss leader, The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, marking four decades of transformed lives and healthier outcomes around the world. But the company has more than four decades to celebrate. For ten years, employee stakeholders have maintained complete ownership of the company, shaping its ethos and values into something they believe will last for decades to come ..read more
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The Rising Tide
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by Katrina Eash, John Sanders, Jason Campbell and Tristan Kirk
6d ago
High-stakes California PAGA and class action misclassification lawsuits present real and specific challenges to all direct selling companies. Over the past year, we have seen a rising tide of both threatened and filed class action and Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) litigation in California against direct sellers alleging that the companies are misclassifying their distributors as independent contractors. These lawsuits are driven by plaintiffs’ attorneys looking to recruit distributors and offer them the opportunity of a windfall recovery if the suit is success ..read more
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