WFDSA

The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), the leading international non-governmental organization representing direct selling industry worldwide as a federation of national Direct Selling Associations, yesterday released business results for 2017. According to WFDSA: Global estimated retail sales for 2017 were $189.6 billion, a 1.6% increase over 2016. Compound annual growth rate for the…

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European Union Flag

USANA, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based cellular nutrition company, has announced its upcoming European expansion. On June 20, 2018, the company will open in Romania, Germany, Italy and Spain, increasing its global footprint from 20 to 24 markets worldwide. “Further expansion of USANA in Europe broadens our international reach, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said USANA CEO Kevin…

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Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. In This Issue:The Most Influential Women in Direct SellingBringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling Advocating for the Direct Selling Community Navigating the Millennial-Driven WorldSticking to a Winning Business ModelLeading with Passion and CommitmentLaunching New Products and SegmentsRecruiting and Retaining the FieldDirect Selling Icons Since 2011, participation…

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Oriflame CEO and President Magnus Brännström

The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), a global trade organization representing more than 60 national direct selling associations, recently announced that Oriflame CEO and President Magnus Brännström will serve as the organization’s Chairman through October 2020. Brännström assumes the role of Chairman from Doug DeVos, President of Amway. “I am very honored and…

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This is a special section of the August, 2017 Cover Story article. Data Released on Pilot Basis in 2016 Seeking a clearer picture of the direct selling salesforce, U.S. DSA and WFDSA embarked on new research to characterize the motivations of people involved in direct selling. U.S. DSA President Joseph Mariano says the channel became increasingly…

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Sustained Growth Expands Global Direct Sales $25.7 Billion In 4 Years While direct selling is a niche channel for distributing goods and services, each year more and more companies are discovering the power that can be unleashed through an independent salesforce tapping into personal networks. Where door-to-door sales and in-home parties fueled the growth in…

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