CBD is officially everywhere. As recently reported, the global CBD oil and CBD consumer health market size are expected to reach USD 123.2 billion by 2027, expanding at a growth rate of 25.6 percent over the next six years. Many direct selling companies have joined the CBD gold rush, motivated by high consumer demand and the…

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Recently, we were honored to be able to interview Candace Matthews, Chief Reputation Officer at Amway, and discover more about Candace and what role a Chief Reputation Officer plays.   Candace Matthews has been with Amway since 2007 and is currently responsible for overseeing Amway’s global reputation strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Amway Brand. Candace is the…

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How to make online shopping tools accessible to distributors & customers. Making a tech tool easy for anyone to use doesn’t mean you have to water it down. he amount of shopping we do from smartphones, smart speakers and smart TVs has made shopping in person seem almost novel. From the couch, kitchen or car we browse…

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There has been a great deal of research and ongoing discussion around the pandemic and its impact on direct selling. The data clearly demonstrates the power and agility of direct selling as both a distribution channel and business opportunity. The pandemic has forced our industry to operate in a world that is more virtual than…

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DSN launched the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling program in 2016 to celebrate the important role direct selling companies play as employers in the marketplace and identify the best of the best in creating engaging work environments. In this month’s issue, we honor 13 companies as the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling. For this…

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ByDesign Technologies, a software provider for the direct selling industry, announced Patrick Snyder has been named Manager of Software Development. Snyder has been leading high-performing software engineering teams for more than 15 years and will now lead ByDesign Technologies’ growing team of software developers and oversee quality assurance and ensure client project delivery. “We are…

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Here at Direct Selling News, we are celebrating our 200th issue. That means that for the last 17 years, we have been researching, reporting and curating important industry news and trends. To that end, we’ve profiled hundreds of executives and companies; compiled thousands of statistics; and chronicled countless trends, regulatory concerns and technical innovations. We’ve…

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Industry veteran John Fleming shares his gig economy research and analysis in his latest book. John fleming has been one of direct selling’s most consistent and strongest advocates. John’s experience, study, and research of the direct selling business model are extensive. In recent years, John has devoted the major portion of his time to research and study of…

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Since its inception, Direct Selling News has stuck to its mission to serve the direct selling community of executives with information and news based upon journalistic standards that have enabled us to tell stories that need to be told. In publishing our 200th edition, we recommit to the future with the same foundational principles and…

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