Published: 26 January 2016 in Industry Inside
Young Living and DoTerra, two large and successful essential oils MLM companies are probably starting to regard the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) as the neighbor who for years has been a friendly member of the community but suddenly becomes a real pain in the ‘you know what’.
Published: 13 January 2016 in Industry Inside
The 2016 WFDSA Global Research Project is underway but most people don’t realize what an expansive and cooperative effort goes into making it as eagerly anticipated and appreciated as it is.
Published: 17 December 2015 in Industry Inside
There’s just something ‘good’ about a true direct-selling company doing well and Tupperware today is a perfect illustration of the fundamental strength of direct selling and home parties when done right. Indeed, the company’s home-parties are ‘cool’ again not only in the US but especially in emerging markets where Tupperware has some amazing numbers to brag about.
Published: 15 November 2015 in Industry Inside
A recent article by Michael O. Johnson, CEO of Herbalife, points out the dark side of the predatory Wall Street investor mentality as personified by activist investor Bill Ackman. Most people in the MLM industry are aware of Mr. Ackman’s thus-far unsuccessful efforts to bring down Herbalife.
Published: 12 October 2015 in Industry Inside
In an announcement that company loyalists will view with excitement and outsiders will view with either admiration or frustration and consternation, Vemma CEO BK Boryeko has just announced that the company is back in business and accepting orders.
Published: 15 September 2015 in Industry Inside
Jackie Bernardi is a consultant who works within the Cosmetics and Beauty Products industry. In this blab.im interview Jackie talks about the importance of first building a personal brand in order to build a business.
Published: 27 August 2015 in Industry Inside
Let’s hope that MLM companies with herbal products are aware of the growing scrutiny of herbal nutritional products by government watchdogs. Our industry can brag all it wants about the quality of our products but public and private watchdogs tend to ‘bite first and ask questions later’. OBTAINER readers may recall that we recently wrote about the lawsuit against Arbonne International over the damage allegedly done by one of their herbal products (a product whose primary ingredient was something as generally harmless as Green Tea extract).
Published: 21 August 2015 in Industry Inside
Some MLM companies have championed more honest product ingredient labeling and public education but the problem is much bigger than most people realize. How about 17,000 potentially harmful ingredients? Did you know that a loophole in the US 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allows manufacturers to arbitrarily withhold information about what’s in their products that they deem sensitive to their business?
Published: 19 August 2015 in Industry Inside
Very few people in the MLM industry are paying attention to it right now. In fact, many are blissfully ignorant of the problem because they’re too far ‘above’ it. But could there be a day coming soon when companies will no longer be able to sell their products either to their distributors or to the public? Tom Prendergast thinks it could happen and based on his past successes in business and MLM his thoughts are worth considering.