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July 2007

Sleep supplement found to contain habit-forming drug  

Advisory 2007-89 July 18, 2007 For immediate release

OTTAWA - Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the sleep supplement product Optimum Health Care Sleep Easy, because it contains the undeclared drug clonazepam, which can be habit forming when used for as little as a few months. Consu...

Source: Health Canada Advisory


Sleep supplement found to contain habit-forming drug
Posted 7/13/2007


Mannatech Implements Enhanced Compliance  

Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements and skin care solutions, today announced a number of compliance initiatives related to sales and marketing activities utilized by the Company's independent sales associates. "On behalf of Mannatech's Boar...

Source: CNNMoney.com


Mannatech Implements Enhanced Compliance
Posted 7/26/2007


Home Interiors in the Herald  

Who: Jan Spainhour, a Snohomish independent contractor for 18 years, makes a good living selling home decor accessories and recruiting and training new consultants.

How it works: The business model is similar to Mary Kay Cosmetics or Avon. Consultants sell directly to friends, family and others th...

Source: HeraldNet


Home Interiors in the Herald
Posted 7/25/2007


Amway Leads with Nutrilite  

Nutrilite, the leading global brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements from Amway, is also the one of the largest manufacturer of nutritional supplements. Amway India finished the 12-month period of Jan- Dec 06, at Rs 738 crores and more than 50 percent of this turnover came from its flag...

Source: Express Pharma


Amway Leads with Nutrilite
Posted 7/25/2007


Tupperware Growth Continues  

Summer brings to my mind childhood memories of county fairs, roller coasters, picnics and Tupperware.

Tupperware? Here's why: At a Tupperware party with her friends decades ago my mother ordered an entire set of those airtight food containers, cups and tumblers with tops.

Everything arrived in t...

Source: Chicago Tribune


Tupperware Growth Continues
Posted 7/25/2007


Mannatech Changes Sales Guidelines  

Mannatech Inc. has taken steps to tighten controls on how its dietary supplements are sold, including no longer allowing certain material to be available at corporate events, the company announced Monday.

The action comes less than three weeks after Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sued the Copp...

Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram


Mannatech Changes Sales Guidelines
Posted 7/25/2007


Mannatech Implements New Initiatives  

Mannatech Inc. said Monday it has instituted several initiatives related to the sales and marketing activities of its sales associates.

The Coppell-based company was sued earlier this month by the Texas Attorney General, who accused Mannatech (NASDAQ: MTEX) of illegally marketing and selling its...

Source: Bizjournals.com


Mannatech Implements New Initiatives
Posted 7/25/2007


Market America to Host Annual Convention  

Market America Inc., an Internet marketing and product brokerage company, will unveil its universal shopping cart and one stop shopping web portal in front of more than 25,000 Distributors at its sold out International Convention, being held Aug 1-5, 2007, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

In a...

Source: Business Wire


Market America to Host Annual Convention
Posted 7/24/2007


Xango Makes Debut in Malaysia Local Market  

XanGo, LLC, recognized creator of the mangosteen supplement category, is collecting the autographs of RSL fans on the "World's Largest Soccer Jersey" between now and the end of the 2007 MLS season to benefit the National Ability Center for skiers with disabilities.

For each signature, XanGo will...

Source: Malaysia Star


Xango Makes Debut in Malaysia Local Market
Posted 7/24/2007


USANA Shares Drop Following Resignation  

NEW YORK — Shares of Usana Health Sciences Inc., which makes nutritional and personal care products, dropped Tuesday after the lawsuit-plagued company said its independent accountant has resigned.

Shares fell $5.12, or 10.2 percent, to $44.98 in afternoon trading.

The announcement of the resigna...

Source: Houston Chronicle


USANA Shares Drop Following Resignation
Posted 7/23/2007


Xooma Launches Weight Loss Challenge  

Calgary, Canada, July 20, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Xooma Leaders (http://www.xoomachallenge.com/leaders), Brad and Kelly Smith (http://www.squidoo.com/BurnFatGainEnergy/) announced Xooma Worldwide's Xooma Challenge is offering significant prizes for participating in their weight loss transformation program...

Source: PR.com


Xooma Launches Weight Loss Challenge
Posted 7/23/2007


Amway Halted Overseas  

Why didn’t the Texas AG charge Mannatech with violations of its anti-pyramid scheme statute? One obvious reason is that the multi-level marketing industry’s lobbying organization, the Direct Selling Association – Mannatech is a member of the DSA! – lobbied to change the law in Texas in 2000 so that...

Source: Sunday Times.lk


Amway Halted Overseas
Posted 7/23/2007


Mary Kay Forms Partnership with CMA  

Mary Kay has been named the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 2007 Country Music Association, (CMA), Awards. Susie Jasper, a Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert, will be located backstage at the "Mary Kay Touch-Up Station" to make sure that all the artists who are participating in the CM...

Source: Associated Content


Mary Kay Forms Partnership with CMA
Posted 7/23/2007


Auditor for Vitamin Maker USANA Quits  

SALT LAKE CITY — The accounting firm for embattled Utah vitamin maker USANA Health Sciences Inc. has resigned, and the company insisted Tuesday that no disagreement led to the departure.

That would be unusual, corporate watchdogs say. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing hints at a dustup o...

Source: Houston Chronicle


Auditor for Vitamin Maker USANA Quits
Posted 7/23/2007


USANA Health Sciences Rises on Forecast  

NEW YORK — Shares of USANA Health Sciences Inc. rose on Wednesday, after the nutritional and personal care products company forecast a strong third-quarter outlook on the heels of a 9 percent higher second-quarter profit.

USANA said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings were fueled by higher sale...

Source: Houston Chronicle


USANA Health Sciences Rises on Forecast
Posted 7/23/2007


USANA Q2 Profits Climb  

SALT LAKE CITY - USANA Health Sciences Inc., which makes nutritional and personal care products, said Tuesday its second-quarter profit climbed 9 percent.

For the quarter ended June 30, net income rose to $11.3 million, or 66 cents per share, from $10.3 million, or 55 cents per share.

Analysts p...

Source: Forbes


USANA Q2 Profits Climb
Posted 7/18/2007


USANA Auditor Quits  

SALT LAKE CITY - The accounting firm for embattled Utah vitamin maker USANA Health Sciences Inc. has resigned, and the company insisted Tuesday that no disagreement led to the departure.

That would be unusual, corporate watchdogs say. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing hints at a dustup o...

Source: Forbes


USANA Auditor Quits
Posted 7/18/2007


Tupperware in OC Register  

Barbara Venezia invited me to a Tupperware party at her Newport Beach home. Barbara is the former co-host of the cooking show "Home on the Range." It would be like no other Tupperware party I had ever been to, she promised.

It was a beautiful summer evening, and Barbara had set up on the patio. W...

Source: OCRegister


Tupperware in OC Register
Posted 7/18/2007


Britain May Ban Amway  

GRAND RAPIDS -- British regulators are threatening to ban Amway and two of its high-level distributors from the United Kingdom in a legal battle that has the Ada company scrambling to rein in its independent sales force.

The complaint is sealed, but the ``objectionable'' practices revolve around...

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette


Britain May Ban Amway
Posted 7/16/2007


Herbalife Receives Additional Access in China  

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) , a global nutrition direct-selling company, announced today that it has received a direct-selling license from China's Ministry of Commerce to conduct business throughout the entire Jiangsu province. In March 2007, the company received permission to conduct business in just two...

Source: NPIcenter


Herbalife Receives Additional Access in China
Posted 7/16/2007


4Life Office Opens in Colombia  

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - 4Life Research™, dedicated to taking Transfer Factor to the world, announced today the opening of its 13th international office in Bogotá, Colombia. 4Life executives will join distributors in Bogotá for a launch celebration on July 13-14, 2007, at t...

Source: Market Wire


4Life Office Opens in Colombia
Posted 7/16/2007


Isagenix Appears in the Chandler 100  

Isagenix International appears in the Chandler 100 at number 36.

Isagenix International LLC; direct sales, network marketing; 225; $120 million.

Click the link for more info....

Source: Arizona Republic


Isagenix Appears in the Chandler 100
Posted 7/16/2007


Xango in Produce News  

US: Xango plugs analytical method for xanthone content

Xango is touting a new 'easily duplicable' analytical method, for identifying xanthones in the rind of mangosteen fruit, as supporting the health benefits of its high end juice line.

The Utah-based mangosteen juice company distributes the pr...

Source: FreshPlaza


Xango in Produce News
Posted 7/16/2007


Natures Sunshine Under Heavy Scrutiny  

PROVO, Utah - Dietary supplement maker Nature's Sunshine Products Inc. is coming under increasing scrutiny by federal regulators for auditing omissions, income tax returns and its foreign operations - troubles that could threaten its stock-trading privileges.

The company acknowledged Thursday th...

Source: Forbes


Natures Sunshine Under Heavy Scrutiny
Posted 7/16/2007


BurnLounge ordered to surrender records  

Online music retailer denies judge’s allegations of pyramid scheme

A federal judge has ordered online music retailer BurnLounge to turn over its financial records and do away with a major part of its business plan that he called a “classic pyramid scheme.”

The New York company agreed to a prelim...

Source: The State


BurnLounge ordered to surrender records
Posted 7/11/2007


Reliv Names Jack Linn Senior VP  

Reliv International Inc. hired Jack Linn to the newly created position of senior vice president, global marketing. Linn will be responsible for U.S. and international marketing at the Chesterfield-based company, which develops, makes and markets nutritional supplements.

He has served as a consult...

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Reliv Names Jack Linn Senior VP
Posted 7/9/2007


Tupperware Makes Move into UK Market  

TUPPERWARE has set up home in Woking as part of a fresh push into the UK market.

From its new 1,500 square foot warehouse and office facility on the Lansbury Estate, the kitchenware giant is hoping to make an impact under the stewardship of chief importer and distributor Janet Hall.

Advertisemen...

Source: Woking News and Mail


Tupperware Makes Move into UK Market
Posted 7/9/2007


New Mary Kay Products to Brighten Eyes  

It’s time to open your eyes to a new line of Mary Kay products designed to brighten eyes, create voluminous long lashes and improve the overall appearance of the face.

The new TimeWise Firming Eye Cream, MK Signature Facial Highlighting Pen, MK Signature Ultimate Mascara, MK Signature Lash Length...

Source: Fibre2fashion.com


New Mary Kay Products to Brighten Eyes
Posted 7/9/2007


Nu Skin Receives Social Responsibility Award  

"Rising freight costs have caused a drastic increase in the expense to ship all over the country," said Gary Heward, who will be president and owner of the combined Liberty Mountain/Equinox company. Heward said the product lines of both companies will be shipped from the warehouses in Pennsylv...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


Nu Skin Receives Social Responsibility Award
Posted 7/9/2007


Nu Skin Restructures N Asia Operations  

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., a direct seller of personal-care products and nutritional supplements, said late Thursday it is restructuring its North Asia operations to provide more information on the region at the corporate level.

Robert Conlee, regional vice president of the North Asia region, is le...

Source: Forbes


Nu Skin Restructures N Asia Operations
Posted 7/9/2007


Britain Threatens to Ban Amway  

Britain has threatened to ban Amway from the country because it finds some of the company's business practices "objectionable," a published report says.

The United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry's complaint is sealed, but it alleges two U.S. distributors for the Ada, Mich., multilevel-...

Source: Market-Day.net


Britain Threatens to Ban Amway
Posted 7/9/2007


Mannatech Officials Pledge to Address Concerns  

Corporate officials of Mannatech Inc. said Friday that they hope to work with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to resolve the lawsuit he filed against the company.

In a conference call, Sam Caster, Mannatech's chairman and chief executive, sought to reassure sales associates of the multilevel ma...

Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram


Mannatech Officials Pledge to Address Concerns
Posted 7/9/2007


Amway Reviews Practices Worldwide  

Direct sales company Amway says it is conducting a review of its practices worldwide and has sped up a planned reorganization of its operations after British regulators filed a complaint against the company.

"A sealed complaint was filed against Amway in Britain following a yearlong investigation....

Source: NDTV.com


Amway Reviews Practices Worldwide
Posted 7/9/2007


Texas AG Sues Mannatech  

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that he has filed a lawsuit against dietary supplements seller Mannatech Inc., claiming that the Coppell-based network is operating an illegal marketing scheme.

Exaggerated claims about the therapeutic benefits of Mannatech (nasdaq: MTEX - news - people )'s...

Source: Forbes


Texas AG Sues Mannatech
Posted 7/8/2007


XanGo Leads Research on Mangosteen Fruit  

Whole Mangosteen Fruit

XanGo is leading scientific exploration of the whole mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana) through a tiered approach based on safety, standardization and efficacy.

In a study published in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Separation Science, researchers established...

Source: eMaxHealth.com


XanGo Leads Research on Mangosteen Fruit
Posted 7/6/2007


Prompted by FTC BurnLounge Changes Business Model  

A digital music service accused by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission of running an illegal pyramid scheme has changed its business model and has worked out an agreement with the agency, the company said.

BurnLounge Inc. has eliminated the "network marketing" portion of its business that was target...

Source: PC World


Prompted by FTC BurnLounge Changes Business Model
Posted 7/6/2007


USANA Founder Receives Albert Einstein Award  

Dr. Myron Wentz, founder, chairman, and CEO of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA), was honored Monday at a special ceremony in Jerusalem with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.

The Albert Einstein Award, given by Global Capital Associates, salutes...

Source: Business Wire


USANA Founder Receives Albert Einstein Award
Posted 7/6/2007


Seasilver Now Available in Single Bottles  

Single Bottles of Seasilver (SeaAloe) Now Available From SeasilverFactoryDirect.com.

It’s already been reported that Seasilver has changed its name to SeaAloe.

SeaAloe is now the official and exclusive source for Seasilver’s Liquid Nutritional Supplement.

Note that it’s SeaAloe, and not Sea Al...

Source: PR Leap


Seasilver Now Available in Single Bottles
Posted 7/6/2007


YTB Named in Travel Weekly Power List  

In their annual Power List, Travel Weekly, a prominent and established travel magazine ranked YTB International #35 out of 53 travel companies. The list represents all travel companies with an annual revenue of over 100 million dollars and lists the nation's top travel sellers in terms of total doll...

Source: PR Web


YTB Named in Travel Weekly Power List
Posted 7/6/2007


Mary Kay Launches MKMen in Russia  

Mary Kay launched MKMen skin care collection in the Russian market. The series comprises moisturizing cream with SPF 25, cleansing and peeling soap, shaving foam and cooling aftershave gel. The series id said to match every age and every skin type. 60% of male cosmetics in Russia is bought by women....

Source: Cosmetics in Russia


Mary Kay Launches MKMen in Russia
Posted 7/6/2007


Home Interiors Charitable Foundation Help Build Homes  

Home Interiors charitable work is mentioned in this article:

'After the day's work was completed, a special ceremony took place to surprise 20 Los Angeles families with the news that they have qualified to become 'Habitat for Humanity' partner families. Their reactions were a mix of shock and joy,...

Source: NEWSPost India


Home Interiors Charitable Foundation Help Build Homes
Posted 7/6/2007


BurnLounge Reaches Compromise Injunction with FTC  

Order Allows Company to Continue Operation of New Model Unimpeded

BurnLounge, the world’s first fan driven digital download community, has come to a cooperative agreement with the Federal Trade Commission based on its recent decision to eliminate the network marketing portion of its business.

...

Source: TechWhack


BurnLounge Reaches Compromise Injunction with FTC
Posted 7/3/2007


Cookie Lee Profiled in the OC Register  

In a showroom in Irvine, behind a plain door in a vanilla office park, the Cookie sisterhood is going gaga.

The creator of the eponymous line of costume jewelry that is sold in a growing number of living rooms across the country is making a surprise appearance.

Cookie Lee – black and white and...

Source: The Orange County Register


Cookie Lee Profiled in the OC Register
Posted 7/3/2007


 

 

 


 

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