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Tupperware CEO Rick Goings Steps Down

Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP), executing on its planned succession process, announced today that its Board of Directors elected Patricia (Tricia) A. Stitzel to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer and nominated her for election to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective May 9, 2018. E.V.
(Rick) Goings will serve as Executive Chairman and focus on the successful transition and leadership of the Company’s purpose-centered initiatives.
Stitzel has served as the Company’s President & Chief Operating Officer since October 2016. Prior to this role, she served as Group President, Americas, and in leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Europe and the United Statessince joining the Company in 1997.
Goings has led the Company since 1992 and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1997.
Commenting on her new role, Stitzel said, “I am grateful to the Board of Directors for its trust and confidence, and I am excited to lead this great Company into the future, supporting our important global purpose and executing on our strategic growth initiatives.
With our high-quality and innovative products, dedicated sales force of over 3 million people and experienced global leadership team, we are poised to build upon our strong foundation in capitalizing on new


Youngevity Completes Acquisition Of Nature Direct

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, today announced the acquisition of Nature Direct, a manufacturer and distributor of essential-oil based nontoxic cleaning and care products for personal, home and professional use.
Nature Direct was formed in Australia in 2007 to create eco-friendly, effective and affordable home cleaning products using essential-oils. Since then the company has grown its product lines to include personal care and professional use nontoxic disinfectant products.
Until now, Nature Direct’s sales force has been located in and focused on the Australian market. As part of Youngevity International their products will now be made available throughout Youngevity’s social selling program that operates in seven (7) countries including New Zealand, Mexico, Columbia and the United States.

“Youngevity has been searching for a green alternative line of cleaning products that would be synergistic with our philosophy of offering products that are supportive of a healthy lifestyle for some time.
Nature Direct’s products embody those attributes we were seeking and are a welcome addition to our Youngevity family of products,”

stated Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity International.
“We are excited to join the Youngevity team and become a part of their innovative omni-direct platform as we bring with our clean


Top Leader Ben Sturtevant Named VP Marketing Of Bliss Business

Ben Sturtevant, Top Leader and Network Marketing Ambassador  explains as follows:
“Before I spill the beans, let me provide a little context…
I started my network marketing journey in 1997 at the age of 19. When I began I never expected to have the success I’ve had. It has been an amazing journey.
I built a team of 40,000 distributors over the last 11 years (really from 2006 to 2014) online.
I used technology, not to replace me but to make me more efficient. I didn’t have a big warm market. I wasn’t the life of the party type of personality. But I was an entrepreneur. So by accident, I taught myself how to market online.
Over the last 11 years I’ve been with one company. I’ve been fortunate to have been very successful with them.
Unfortunately, our company was sold in 2014 and our new parent company just didn’t have a passion for MLM.
Changes were made and the short story of it is that my passion for building was lost.
Being the loyal person I am, I stuck it out and tried the make the best of it. But obviously, once your passion is gone it’s very hard to get it back.
After a couple of years


Empower Network – David Wood Joins WorldVentures

According to an email send to Empower Network members:
“We’re WorldVentures and we’ve got a special invitation for our Empower Network friends.
David Wood is helping to share the WorldVentures opportunity with hundreds of thousands of people from Empower, so we’ve created an exclusive offer for you and your team to join our company.
And best of all, if your team chooses to sign up with you, they will still be intact with your WorldVentures downline. Take advantage of this special offer!
You’ve spent years enhancing talent, coaching newcomers and giving your heart and soul to a team that thrives under your guidance. You’ve spent time and money perfecting your skills and abilities, so now what do you do?
If you’re like David Wood, the answer is simple: Join us.
David Wood said:
“You know what I can do when I’m working with the right team, with the right company, with the right products, at the right time.
And you know what Vick Strizheus can do. I want you to imagine what’s possible for you and your family now that we’ve decided to align ourselves with what I believe is the BEST network marketing company in the world, WorldVentures.”
About WorldVentures Holdings
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, WorldVentures Holdings LLC is


Avon Products Appoints Jan Zijderveld As CEO

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP), today announced that Jan Zijderveld has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
He succeeds Sheri McCoy, who previously announced her intention to retire from the Company and Board. Jan will also serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Jan joins Avon from Unilever N.V./PLC (“Unilever”), a global leader in personal care, home and food products, where he has had a 30-year career, living and working in seven countries across three continents. He most recently served as a member of Unilever’s Executive Committee, and as President of Unilever’s $14 billion European business.
As President of Europe, Jan was responsible for Unilever’s largest operating business, encompassing 34 countries and 25,000 employees. Under Jan’s leadership, the European business stabilized and returned to growth and improved profitability following several years of decline and during significantly challenging market conditions.
He previously served as Executive Vice President in South East Asia and Australasia, where he drove substantial organic growth through a significant step-up in innovation, market development and in-store execution. During this time Jan was also Non-Executive Chairman of Unilever’s listed Indonesian business, with a market capitalisation in excess of $20 billion.
Prior to that, as CEO of Unilever, Middle East and North Africa, Jan successfully led a complex business, in a volatile region, which included many joint


LegalShield Membership Reaches A New Record High

LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that it has grown its membership base to exceed 1,751,000 members, adding over 52,000 new memberships in January 2018.
In January, LegalShield continued its pace of adding new memberships to the base and achieved a 14th straight month of record high active members.
In addition to the record high in memberships, the company’s Business Solutions division continued its record setting December into January. It surpassed its projected monthly budget by more than 8,800 units with outstanding execution of annual enrollments for LegalShield and IDShield.
“While 2017 results broke many records and the company reached historical highs, our dedication to excellence keeps us looking forward,”
said CEO Jeff Bell.
“Our January results are proof positive that we must continue with more determination than ever to provide equal access to the liberty, opportunity, equality and justice that every human deserves. We are truly just getting started.”
About LegalShield
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses.
The 45-year-old company


Groupe Rocher Acquires Arbonne

Arbonne International LLC in Irvine, California (USA) and a sister company, Nature’s Gate, will be bought by Groupe Rocher on undisclosed terms.
Arbonne is a direct seller of beauty, skincare, and nutritional products while Nature’s Gate is a personal care brand sold in retail stores. The holding company is Natural Products Group; ownership includes private equity firm Eos Partners LP in New York.
The deal expands the Paris-based buyer’s direct-selling—doubling its direct-selling consultants to about 475,000, news reports said—and its reach in English-speaking markets.
A trade journal said 80% of Rocher’s $2.5 billion in annual sales come from France and Europe, about 15% from the Middle East, South America and Asia, and 5% from North America.
“This acquisition will be a real asset that will enable us to strengthen our positioning in the direct selling channel, which has seen an upturn over the past few years.
We also have a heritage of providing employment opportunities —dating back to my grandfather, our founder, Yves Rocher, who cared deeply about providing employment since he started his business.
This, combined with our direct selling know-how, should foster company growth and longevity,”
said Bris Rocher, CEO of Groupe Rocher.
Kay Zanotti, CEO of Arbonne, added,
“We share with Groupe Rocher


ARIIX Appoints Kunio Miyagi To Japan General Manager

ARIIX, an international opportunity company that promotes healthy, toxin-free living, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kunio Miyagi from Sales and Marketing Executive Director to General Manager, Japan.
ARIIX is a Triple A classified opportunity by Business For Home, the top rank
Miyagi joined ARIIX at the beginning of 2017, bringing with him an extensive history in the direct selling industry, including 22 years of management experience with seven direct selling companies.
“I could not be more proud to promote from within the ARIIX family,”
says COO and Founder, Riley Timmer.
“Kunio has more than proven his capabilities to grow teams and increase sales, and we’re looking forward to witnessing what he’s going to do with our fastest-growing market in 2018. Our Representatives in Japan are young and energetic, and Miyagi has the tenacity to keep up and support their continued success.”
Upon recognizing the unique opportunity ARIIX provides, Miyagi dedicated his time in 2017 to supporting the field with new marketing and sales initiatives, while building strong relationships with the Representatives.
Miyagi has always been a staunch proponent of the direct selling industry, and after a year with ARIIX, he feels even more strongly that this company will change the industry for the better.=


Isagenix Appoints Jonas Hedberg Joins As Europe General Manager

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, has named Jonas Hedberg General Manager, Europe.
Hedberg will lead the company’s efforts in the European market. Isagenix entered the market in 2017 and has operations in the U.K, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
Hedberg brings extensive experience to Isagenix. For nearly 20 years, he has led established and startup businesses in the direct selling industry, including numerous top 50 companies.
Most recently, he served as General Manager, Europe at USANA. Under his leadership, the company grew steadily through the creation of a new generation of leaders in the field and expanded into four new European markets.
“We’re honored to have Jonas join Isagenix,” said Isagenix Co-Founder and Chairman Jim Coover.

“We plan to expand our presence in Europe in the next two years, and Jonas’ direct selling expertise and strong leadership will greatly benefit our company and the Associates who share our transformational solutions with others.”

Hedberg, a Swedish national who is fluent in Swedish, English, German, and French, will manage the European market from the Isagenix London office.

“I’m pleased to be part of Isagenix as it builds its operations in Europe,”

Hedberg said.
“This is a terrific market for the company’s impressive, high-quality


Ken Brailsford Resumes Role As Zija International CEO

Zija International is thrilled to announce the company’s Founder, Ken Brailsford, will be resuming his position as Chief Executive Officer.
After taking time to grow several of his other businesses, he is eager to work alongside Zija President, Ryan Palmer, to achieve goals set in place by Ryan and the executive team.
“I’m looking forward to being in a more hands-on role for a company that I feel so passionately about,”
Ken said.
“Because of Ryan’s guidance, Zija has been able to maintain consistent and sustainable growth and I’m excited to see where we can take the company working alongside one another.”
Long before Zija became a household name, Ken had already successfully started and run two multi-million-dollar health and nutrition network marketing companies. After learning of Moringa oleifera in 2005, Ken came out of retirement and founded Zija International—one of the first companies to bring Moringa to market.
Ken’s love for the network marketing industry stems from the desire to help others obtain a life they’ve always dreamed of—what Zija has coined, a Life Unlimited. His companies have supplied hundreds of thousands of individuals with income, products, and relationships that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.
“There isn’t anyone more qualified than Ken Brailsford to materialize