The Pampered Chef Ltd.
The Pampered Chef sells more than 500 gourmet kitchen tools, cookware, cookbooks and foodstuffs. Founded in 1980, Pampered Chef was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett, in 2002.
The Pampered Chef announced this week that interim CEO Doris Christopher is passing on management of the Berkshire Hathaway unit to Tracy Britt Cool, a top adviser to Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett.
The Direct Selling Association held its 2014 Annual Meeting this past June 1–3. More than 1,000 executives from direct selling and vendor partner companies gathered in Orlando to celebrate achievements and to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry.