Pampered Chef Delivers a Record-Setting, Virtual Event. CHALLENGES OFTEN bring about our greatest advancements. The current event environment is just one of those opportunities. Finding new ways to meet with those we serve has become the lead topic in many conversations. Since the beginning of the human gathering, mediums have been, well, just mediums. The…

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“IMAGINATION—THE CAPACITY to create, evolve, and exploit mental models of things or situations that don’t yet exist—is the crucial factor in seizing and creating new opportunities, and finding new paths to growth,” say innovation experts and scholars Martin Reeves and Jack Fuller, in a recent Harvard Business Review column. Direct selling as an industry is…

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This year has landed us all amid events larger than any of us as individuals, community members, and businesspeople might have imagined, not the least of which is the galvanized awareness of inclusive diversity and equity issues across the country. Years ago, thoughtful industry leaders established the DSA Diversity and Empowerment Committee as a permanent…

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We are pleased each year to provide you with an analysis of he World Federation of Direct Selling Associations’ global sales data. Writer Beth Douglass Silcox identifies the 24 global markets with retail sales of $1 billion or more from direct selling. She also digs into the 2019 numbers to not only extract industry is…

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International growth is becoming the key driver of growth for many direct selling companies that have stalled or gone stagnant in the domestic market—international business is increasingly becoming more crucial for survival and growth. Here are the three How’s and the five questions of How to grow internationally. HOW SHOULD I GO INTERNATIONAL? 1. Go…

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Possible Inflection Point for Direct Selling Index; Recent Top-Line Deceleration Reversing. One data point does not a trend make, but in a sharp reversal, our proprietary index of the publicly traded direct stocks has sharply outperformed the broader market as measured by the S&P 500 index through the first two months of the 2020 Q2.…

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These past weeks, we have seen the nation begin to reopen. Retailers, restauranteurs, and a wide variety of businesses are attempting new approaches to accommodate customers who have entirely new expectations. Yet, for direct sellers, the wind is at our back: the global health crisis did not close the channel. Rather, direct selling companies have…

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Each year, the Direct Selling News team works with companies around the world on this special project, and it has become our signature research endeavor. The goal from the outset of the project 11 years ago was to foster a greater level of transparency within the direct selling community, in turn supporting its growth as…

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Data leaves clues of how to better inspire your sales force. After spending the better part of a decade in the direct selling channel industry, I’ve been witness to the onslaught of negative press that has come our way. Some of it we have earned, but it is far from deserved. I’ve seen this channel…

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