Youngevity Posts Record Q2 Revenue amid Continued Acquisitions

Youngevity International Inc. (YGYI—OTCQX) on Thursday said revenue rose 10 percent to a record $42.5 million in the second quarter

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Youngevity International Inc. (YGYI—OTCQX) on Thursday said revenue rose 10 percent to a record $42.5 million in the second quarter, compared to $38.7 million in the same period last year.

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It has always been interesting to see how direct selling companies compare on various grounds. Where they spend their money and at the end of the day, how much money they generate for their investors absolutely rank among the most interesting ones.

In this article, we will be briefly reviewing 11 direct sellers with varying sizes of business and with different product portfolios. These are Avon, Herbalife, Mannatech, Natura, Nature’s Sunshine Products, NHT Global, Nu Skin, Oriflame, Tupperware, USANA and Youngevity. This review will be based on their 2016 first quarter figures.

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Startling Facts Discovered About Tom & Denice Chenault

Youngevity Leaders, Tom & Denice Chenault Are Driven By Unrelenting Purpose

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Let me disclose that Tom and Denice Chenault are very dear and close friends. This commentary is as biased as it comes because I love these two like a brother and sister.

Now before I share about how Tom Chenault became the man he is today, I need to introduce you to the woman who brought him into this world, and to whom he owes his life.

Breaking Youngevity News: Youngevity International (YGYI) Announces Acquisition of GOFoods Global

This has been one wild year for the Youngevity family. I can say, if a network marketing independent professional is looking for multiple streams of income, the Youngevity may just be the right company…

Youngevity Enters Into Agreement To Expand Its Product and Service Offerings

Sept. 9, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EDT

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SAN DIEGO, Sep 09, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International Inc. (otcqx:YGYI) (www.YGYI.com), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities of GOFoods Global (http://www.gofoodsglobal.com), an innovative global food company.

As a result of this business combination, Youngevity distributors and customers will have access to GOFoods Global unique line of healthy and nutritious extended shelf-life food products. GOFoods Global distributors and clients will gain access to more than 500 high-quality, technologically advanced products offered by Youngevity; including nutritional products, sports and energy drinks, health and wellness-related services, lifestyle products (pets, spa and bath, garden), gourmet coffee, skincare and cosmetics.

GOFoods is a premier direct seller in daily use, quick fix, extended shelf-life food and markets its products in the United States and Canada through thousands of active Independent Business Owners. GOFoods healthy, nutritious food reserves are easy to prepare and serve for a meal, storable for future times of need, and easy to share with others.

The unique packaging of GOFoods products makes it possible to store GOFoods meals for many years while maintaining its nutritional value. GOFoods entrees, bakery goods, breakfasts, and beverages are nutritious, free of MSG, GMO’s, trans fats, and hydrogenated oils. The product line includes gluten-free, soy-free, irradiation free, lactose-free and vegetarian products.

All of the GOFoods food products feature the OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher certification, vegetarian, and carry the Nutriversal Seal of Approval. The Nutriversal seal shown on all packages indicates these products have met the highest quality standards in the food service industry and each package delivers the finest food available.

The GOFoods philanthropy model is served through the GOFoods Foundation which partners with charitable organizations around the country providing food in the areas of greatest need. For every ten packages of food purchased by consumers, GOFoods donates one package of food or its equivalent in servings to those who are at risk for hunger.

“The accelerating effect of Youngevity’s growth strategy is nothing short of remarkable,” commented Brad Stewart, President and Founder of GOFoods. “GOFoods is proud to be a part of the Youngevity family and we can now offer the best nutritional and lifestyle products available anywhere while expanding our company’s short and long-term goals associated with clean and safe food. We are excited to combine the strengths of these two dynamic organizations and we are well positioned for accelerated growth in this massive market of food and wellness.”

“The GOFoods acquisition will expand our presence in the food and wellness market,” said Steve Wallach, Chief Executive Officer of Youngevity International. “We proudly welcome GOFoods Global to our growing Youngevity family and we anticipate an enthusiastic response as we provide our distributors and customers with more high quality product and service offerings.”

About Youngevity International Inc.

Youngevity International Inc. (otcqx:YGYI) (www.YGYI.com) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a “network of networks.” The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. The Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011. The company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International Inc. in July 2013.

About GOFoods

GOFoods is a leading global food company. As the world’s premier direct seller in daily use, quick fix, extended shelf-life food, GOFoods markets its products in the US and Canada through thousands of active Independent Business Owners. GOFoods product line includes soy free, gluten free, lactose free, irradiation free and vegetarian products as well as non-GMO, no trans fats, no hydrogenated oil, no added MSG and made in the USA. All food products feature the highly respected Orthodox Union Kosher certification. Learn more about GOFoods and its products at www.gofoodsglobal.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release includes forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and similar expressions. These statements include statements about our expansion and growth and the benefits of the GOFoods Global acquisition, are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict, including our ability to successfully integrate GO Foods into our company, to produce desired results and to continue our growth. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release based on new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE: Youngevity International, Inc.

Youngevity Leader Profile: Andre Vaughn Leads One Of The Most Successful Teams In Youngevity History The World Class Team

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I have been watching Andre and Monique Vaughn since they started his rise in leadership at Financial Destinations around 2005. The Vaughn’s are what I call serial entrepreneurs. Andre started off teaching second grade children, and quickly realized that wasn’t going to pay enough for him to accomplish all he and Monique had dreams of. So he bought some horses and started into the horse racing business, from there they launched a real estate firm. They very quickly realized they could always earn a living, but were falling farther and farther away from creating a life. You can contact Andre directly at: vaughn_team@yahoo.com

Andre and Monique Vaughn, are special folks. Everytime I get a chance to talk with them, I always hear the same thing… The World Class Team! They have not forgotten that if it wasn’t for the team of leaders they have personally mentored over the years, they would not be where they are today. Andre is known for saying…

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To Andre it is not just about his and Monique’s success, but about the success of everyone they come in contact with. I have had the pleasure of interviewing not just Andre, but many of his leaders and without a doubt they are not just a team, they are family.

One of the really cool things about Andre and Monique is that while they were in the middle of one of their most successful leadership runs, they became the proud parents of twin girls. Everytime I see Andre and ask how the girls are doing, his world famous grin lights up the room and out comes the iPhone pictures.

Andre will be the first to admit, he was a successful businessman before launching his network marketing career. But he will also tell you he was working 50 to 60 hours a week to earn that success. And with that success in business there was no time to think about growing a family.

Today he and Monique live a life that most parents only dream of. Monique has the ability to stay home with the girls, and give them undivided attention. As a family they are able to travel and do things together, including enjoying one of their greatest pastimes…

… Taking in all the games (or as many as they desire) of the Baltimore Ravens! It would not surprise me any, if down the roads, we read a headline where Andre talks Monique into letting him buy into the team.

Here is a short video of ANDRE VAUGHN, POWERFUL TESTIMONY!

Here are a few of the success stories from students who have had the privilege of working personally with Andre Vaughn!

After attending Mr. Vaughn training seminar, I decided that it was time to take back my power. I lost my identity a long time ago and my goals and dreams went out of the door. Since attending the seminar, I have been following his principles on goal setting, targeting unresolved issues and taking action everyday towards my definite purpose. Now I am finding ways to express my talents and abilities. I am building my self confidence, I am setting my intention and goals to achieve them this year. I have move energy, a passion to live and a burning desire to succeed. I thank you and I appreciate the work that you do. – Rose Bailey

His coaching, teachings and system works. For the first time in my life, I have created a truly achievable goal and action plan. After years of dreaming, I am now in charge of my destiny. Mr. Vaughn is a giant in his field. Now I am clear on what I truly want in my life. – Victor Lee

From Andre…

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“Unbeknownst to me, partnering with Youngevity has been one of the most pivotal moments in my life. I always believed “what good is having wealth without your health” but I was not honestly living what I believed. However, after hearing and understanding the wealth of knowledge Dr. Wallach has I would be doing a disservice to others and myself if I did not share 90 for Life with everyone I come in contact with.

Sharing 90 for Life has become a norm for me. I have heard and seen testimony after testimony and I am still in awe at the power we have to change the face of the world.

We are a 90 for Life family; my wife, daughters, and I are taking the products and have never felt healthier.
My message to everyone is “Do not count yourself out.” In order to become passionate about 90 for Life you must become 90 for Life.

This is only the beginning. Youngevity will create more millionaires and more multimillionaires. You have the power to create the lifestyle of your dreams. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, and don’t rest until you have accomplished your dreams and goals. Put your blinders on and JUST GO!!!!

Youngevity is going to be the vehicle for me to help others fire their boss and to take control of their lives. I want everyone to be in a position of power…the power to choose their own destiny. Now is the time for you to start earning what you are worth. If you do not do it for yourself, do it for your children and your grandchildren. I know this opportunity will allow my daughters to be able to retire when they graduate high school. That’s part of the legacy I want to leave. What type of legacy are you going to leave?”

I am proud to call Andre my friend!

Living An Epic Adventure,
Troy Dooly

Breaking Youngevity News: Youngevity International (YGYI) Announces Acquisition of Heritage Makers

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Youngevity Enters Into Agreement to Expand Its Product and Service Offerings

SAN DIEGO–()–”Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International Inc., (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities of Heritage Makers (www.heritagemakers.com), a key player in the direct sales personal publishing industry. Heritage Makers received the attention of Oprah Winfrey by being chosen for Oprah’s exclusive O List of great gifts http://support.heritagemakers.com/comm/oprah/.

“We proudly welcome Heritage Makers to the Youngevity family and we anticipate an enthusiastic response as we provide our distributors and customers with more high quality product and service offerings”

As a result of this business combination, Youngevity distributors and customers will have access to Heritage Makers’ remarkable web-based publishing software, which allows consumers to personally design heirloom quality photo books, cards, calendars, posters and other printed keepsakes that document the priceless relationships, memories, events and experiences of life. Heritage Makers’ distributors and clients will gain access to more than 500 high-quality, technologically advanced products offered by Youngevity, including nutritional products, sports and energy drinks, health and wellness-related services, lifestyle products (pets, spa and bath, garden), gourmet coffee, skincare and cosmetics.

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Dave Briskie, Chief Financial Officer of Youngevity International, said, “This strategic acquisition truly exemplifies the uniqueness and power of our business model. Heritage Makers’ unique products will be embraced by our extensive network of distributors and customers while we simultaneously introduce Youngevity’s extensive product line to over 2500 Heritage Distributors and the Heritage Data base which includes over 350 thousand clients.”

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“We are proud to be joining with the Youngevity family of quality nutritional and lifestyle brands,” commented Patti Gardner, President of Heritage Makers. “It’s our vision to empower women to reach their dreams and become financially free as they make a positive difference in the lives of others through sharing Heritage Makers products. This alliance with Youngevity should allow us to accelerate that vision and offer our consultants (distributors) the option to represent additional products that contribute to health, wellbeing and quality of life.”

“We proudly welcome Heritage Makers to the Youngevity family and we anticipate an enthusiastic response as we provide our distributors and customers with more high quality product and service offerings,” said Steve Wallach, Chief Executive Officer of Youngevity International. “Since we became fully reporting earlier this year we set our sights on re-energizing our acquisition strategy, and with a strong pipeline of opportunities we are confident that Heritage Makers represents only the beginning of the acquisitions we hope to complete this year.”

About Youngevity International Inc.

Youngevity International Inc., (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a “network of networks.” The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. The Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011. The company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International Inc. in July 2013.

About Heritage Makers

Heritage Makers, headquartered in Provo, Utah, is a pioneer in the memory preservation and personal publishing industry dedicated to helping consumers showcase their photos and stories through custom-published photo books and other printed keepsakes. The Heritage Makers publishing platform is easy to use, giving anyone the ability to create professional-quality products.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release includes forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and similar expressions. These statements include statements about our expansion and growth and the benefits of the Heritage acquisition, are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release based on new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

Contacts

Youngevity International, Inc. – Investor Relations
John Zervas, 800-982-3189 X 6509

MLM News: DSA Defines Direct Selling, Vemma HIt $100 Million In Six Months, Blythe The Most Hated Stock, Youngevity Owns Top Selling USA Coffee Brands

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The news in and around the Direct Sales aka Network Marketing World is roaring right now from Wall Street to Main Street. So what is it, that has everyone talking? I think it is the fact, that from regulators to critics, people are starting to recognize legit network marketing companies from illegal ponzi and pyramid money schemes.  This new awareness is opening the doors for investors all the way down to brand new independent professionals getting involved in direct sales in one form or another.

BK Boreyko, Co-founder and CEO of VEMMA, home of the Young Peoples Revolution shot me over the numbers for the first half of 2013…

Starting in January – $14 million, February – $15 million, March – $18 million, April – $19.1 Million, May – $19.3 million, and June – $18.1 million. That’s a total over 103 million dollars! And I might also add that in June VEMMA acquired over 24K new customers and Brand Partners!

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Youngevity International (YGYI) Coffee Division Announces Agreement with Marketing Management Inc.

San Diego, CA – July 8, 2013 – CLR Roasters, a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Marketing Management Inc’s (MMI) subsidiary brokerage firm Market Solution Inc. (MSI), to represent CLR Roaster’s Café La Rica Espresso and Josie’s Java House ground coffee brands on a nationwide sales campaign.

Café La Rica holds the third place in sales per unit through Walmart stores with a recent increase of 46%. Over the past 52 weeks, Café La Rica has seen a sales increase of over 300% through Winn-Dixie stores. Café La Rica has also been authorized for sale in 318 Publix Super Market locations in Florida.

Josie’s Java House is a boutique styled ground coffee that comes in a variety of blends and flavors. In 2014, the Josie’s Java House line is to be expanded to include Hazelnut Cream through Walmart.

Café La Rica and Josie’s Java House coffees have full distribution through Sedano’s Supermarkets, the largest Hispanic Supermarket chain in the country. As well as being distributed by Associated Grocers, which services 450 independent stores throughout the state of Florida. Discount Drug Mart has added the Josie’s coffee line and Café La Rica Espresso to all 72 of their stores in Ohio with repeat orders. (Read the full Press Release)

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CVSL And Tomboy Tools Sign Letter Of Intent

OPENS DOOR TO HOME IMPROVEMENT AND HOME SECURITY MARKETS

DALLAS and DENVER, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Tomboy Tools, Inc., an Entrepreneur Magazine “Top 100 Brilliant Company,” and CVSL Inc. [stock symbol: CVSL] announced today that they have signed a letter of intent for Tomboy Tools to become part of CVSL’s family of direct selling companies. (Read Full Press Release)

Blyth

Blyth Inc. Is NYSE’s Most Hated Stock: Should It Be Your Most Loved?

If short interest as a percent of equity float is an indicator of popularity, Blyth Inc. (BTH) is the most hated stock on the NYSE. However, an in-depth look into the company reveals some key factors that may create an extremely positive risk reward. The market is currently offering shares at unsustainably low valuation, four times management’s 2013 cash flow guidance. Pessimism toward the company is extreme with 75% of the current float short. Management is aggressively repurchasing shares of the company. 14% of the equity float has been repurchased in the last three quarters at higher stock prices than today. The company has repositioned its balance sheet resulting in nearly five years prior to its senior notes maturing. The company’s largest business segment and the focus of the short sellers, appears to be turning a corner. Now may be the perfect time to become a contrarian and invest in Blyth Inc. (Read The Full Report)

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Government guidelines soon to differentiate genuine, ponzi schemes

To make a clear distinction between genuine direct-selling companies and fraudulent ponzi schemes, the government will soon put in place a set of ‘model guidelines’ to be followed by different states in such cases.

“These guidelines are close to being finalised by the Consumer Affairs Ministry and the Corporate Affairs Ministry has given its suggestions and other inputs in this regard,” union minister Sachin Pilot said.

“There was a meeting of consumers affairs secretary,corporate affairs secretary, myself and other stakeholders on the issue. Once we put these standard guidelines in place, the ambiguities about genuine companies and fraudulent schemes would go away,” the corporate affairs minister told PTI in an interview here. (Read Full Report Here)

Direct Selling

Direct selling is a business model that offers entrepreneurial opportunities to individuals as independent contractors to market and/or sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment, through one-to-one selling, in-home product demonstrations or online. Compensation is ultimately based on sales and may be earned based on personal sales and/or the sales of others in their sales organizations.

Direct sellers may be called distributors, representatives, consultants or various other titles. They may participate in various ways, including selling the products themselves or through their sales organizations, providing training and leadership to their sales organizations, referring customers to the company and purchasing products and services for personal use.

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Network Marketing Pros In The News

Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel (Amway) have been named Business Persons of the Year by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. They were honored at a dinner at DeVos Place that was headlined by Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady. Steve was also named Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week, where he will serve a one-year term.

Kirsten Aguilar (Vice President of Marketing) and Leslie Boyd-Bradley (Director of Distributor Development) have been named to SeneGence’s non-profit organization, the Make Sense Foundation.

Diahanna Brown, Vice President, Worldwide Events and Promotions for Herbalife, was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles.

Steve Hastings has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for RelivBrett Hastings has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Juliet Morgan has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer at foru international.

Mark Patterson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Vemma.

Andre Peterson, former Director of Global Public Relations of Morinda Bioactives, passed away in his home on June 1, 2013. Andre had been with Morinda Bioactives for 12 years, having also worked at WordPerfect and Managed Wealth Financial.

Monica Wood is now Vice President of Consumer and Distributor Insights forHerbalife.

Network Marketing Companies In The News

The 11th Annual American Business Awards, aka the Stevie Awards, were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on June 17, 2013 in Chicago. The second round of winners will be announced on Sept. 16, 2013 in San Francisco. DSA congratulates the following direct selling companies for their achievements.

ACN

  • Bronze Stevie Award—ACN’s 20th Anniversary Celebration—Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Bronze Stevie Award—ACN Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary—Motivational Video

Isagenix

  • Bronze Stevie Award—Isagenix Celebration 2012—Live Event
  • Bronze Stevie Award—IsaDerby—Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Experience Isagenix—PR Video
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Company of the Year—Health Products & Services

Pending member North American Power

  • Gold Stevie Award—Management Team of the Year—Consumer Services Industries

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

  • Gold Stevie Award—Company of the Year—Consumer Products—Durables

Stream Energy

  • Silver Stevie Award—Paul Thies, Senior Director of Communications—Communications Professional of the Year

USANA

  • Gold Stevie Award—Management Team of the Year—Consumer Products Industries
  • Silver Stevie Award—Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year—Social Media Focused
  • Silver Stevie Award—Dan Macuga, Chief Communications Officer—Communications, Investor Relations or PR Executive of the Year
  • Silver Stevie Award—Human Resources Department of the Year—Health Products and Services
  • Silver Stevie Award—USANA Corporate Rebrand—Brand Executive of the Year—Health Products & Services and Pharmaceuticals
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Ashley Collins, Executive Director of PR and Social Media—Communications, Investor Relations or PR Executive of the Year
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Dave Wentz, CEO—Executive of the Year—Health Products & Services
  • Bronze Stevie Award—USANA 2012 International Convention—Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Doug Braun, Chief Marketing Officer—Marketing Executive of the Year

Vemma

  • Silver Stevie Award—BK Boreyko, Founder and CEO—Executive of the Year—Health Products & Services
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Vemma Revolution Convention—Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Vemma Achieve Film Series—Motivational Video
  • Bronze Stevie Award—This is Vemma! Welcome to the Revolution—PR Video
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Verve Bold Launch—Marketing Campaign of the Year—Health Products & Services

AL International, parent company of non-member Youngevity, has changed its name to Youngevity International, Inc., and will trade under the stock ticker “YGYI.”

Amway is teaming up with KaBOOM! to build a new playground at the Indian Trails Camp in Tallmadge Township, Mich. The camp provides camping experiences for children and adults with disabilities.

Avon’s beauty and fashion boutique brand, mark, has named actress and singerLucy Hale a Beauty Ambassador. In the role, Hale will appear in mark Magalogs, as well as on mark and Avon digital platforms. She will also be the spokesperson for the m.powerment by mark campaign, the brand’s philanthropic effort dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women.

Creative Memories recently announced that plans for layoffs, detailed in an April 16, 2013, notice, will no longer be happening. “We have been and will continue to make changes, but at this time we aren’t expecting any layoffs of that magnitude [163]. We want the business to go forward and we need people to do that,” said Chris Veit, CEO.

CUTCO/Vector Marketing recently presented Linda Price, Ph.D., department head and Underwood Family Professor of Marketing in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, with its CUTCO/Vector Distinguished Marketing Award for Lifetime Contributions to Marketing Scholarship, endowed by Vector Marketing Corporation.

Herbalife was presented with an award for its corporate social responsibility by Global Views magazine in Taiwan. The award, in the “Care for the Community” category, was in recognition of Herbalife’s commitment to helping the development of youth baseball in Taiwan.

Immunotec has released its second quarter 2013 financial results. Total revenue for the three-month period reached $12.6 million, an increase of 10.6 percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. Total revenue in the six-month period reached $24.8 million, an increase of 10.4 percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. Network sales in the three-month period reached $11.2 million, an increase of nine percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. Network sales in the six-month period reached $22.4 million, an increase of 10.7 percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. View the full press release online.

Mannatech recently announced the launch of its Give for Real℠ program. This unique, donation-through-consumption initiative is designed to help consumers and social entrepreneurs meet the needs of malnourished children around the world. For every purchase on an automatic order containing certain products, a donation of PhytoMatrix® bulk dietary supplement is provided through MannaRelief to children in need worldwide. MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization.

Mary Kay donated $326,400 to the China Women’s Development Foundation to fund a micro-credit project for women in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The funds will go toward helping poverty-stricken women start their own businesses.

In additional company news, Mary Kay has partnered with Jordyn Wieber, the reigning Olympic gold medal gymnast, to raise awareness of teen dating abuse as the official spokesperson of Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign to help prevent and end dating abuse.

Nu Skin will be opening its Innovation Center in October in Provo, Utah. The facility includes two restaurants (both open to the public), a water feature in the 18,000-square-foot, four-story atrium, walking and hanging gardens, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a two-story glass pavilion with mountain vista views.

Pending member Origami Owl has made the following staff appointments:

  • Robin Crossman is now the company’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Deb Bursley is Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Kym Gonzales is Vice President, New Market Development
  • Pam Mercado is Vice President, Sales Strategy and Incentives
  • Tracey Vlahos is Executive Director, Field Sales Development

PartyLite is a recipient of Manufacturing Executive’s 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award. The company’s winning project in the Global Value Chain category highlights its successful program to optimize its supply chain through the use of Logility Voyager Solutions™. The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards (ML100), presented by Manufacturing Executive, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders who help shape the future of global manufacturing.

In additional company news, PartyLite sponsored and participated in the Relay for Life of Greater Plymouth (Mass.) recently. The event is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Primerica held its 2013 conference last week at the Georgia Dome. Approximately 35,000 distributors attended the event.

Scentsy recently donated $123,000 to the Special Olympics International. Orville and Heidi Thompson presented the check to representatives from Special Olympics International and member Lauren Schmellick, an Idaho contestant in the 2011 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Athens, Greece, during a ceremony. The money was raised through the sales of its fall and winter special release candle, “Champion.”

Distributors who attended Talk Fusion’s “Believe” corporate event, held recently in Russia, raised a total of $80,000 to benefit Rusfond USA to pay for three surgeries for a Ukrainian toddler suffering from spina bifida.

WineShop At Home has moved into a new 20,000-square-foot facility in Napa Valley, Calif., at the Gateway Business Park.

WorldVentures has launched a Trust Council to measure, audit, counsel and advocate company practices and behaviors in the field and at the corporate office. The council includes corporate executives as well as independent representatives.