As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the medical and business community, direct sales companies face the added pressure of ensuring that their independent sales representatives are not seeking to boost sales by making unauthorized health claims related to the coronavirus. Statements that imply or expressly claim that a product can treat or…

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Direct Selling Index Continues to Lag the Market; Top Line Deceleration Continues Our Direct Selling index recovered a bit in the 2019 Q4 and ended up being down (23 percent) in 2019, which sharply trailed the strong +29 percent gains in the S&P 500 for the year. We note that we have removed Avon (AVP)…

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