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January 2008

Mannatech in the Dallas Morning News  

Even as Mannatech Inc. battles a Texas attorney general lawsuit charging it with fraud, management says it is aggressively growing the company and promoting its nutritional supplements worldwide.

The Coppell-based firm's new chief executive, Terry Persinger, is the former executive vice president...

Source: Dallas Morning News


Mannatech in the Dallas Morning News
Posted 1/30/2008


Tupperware Says Business on Track for 2008  

Business performance at Tupperware Brands Corp (TUP.N: Quote, Profile, Research), best known for its food storage containers sold at in-home parties, is on track and its CEO said on Wednesday he was optimistic about the year ahead.

Despite growing concerns about the threat of recession in the Unit...

Source: Reuters


Tupperware Says Business on Track for 2008
Posted 1/30/2008


Xango Recognized as one of Utah States Best Employers  

Utah-based supplement company XanGo was recognized by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah's "Best Companies to Work For." The company was also named 2007 Business of the Year by the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce. Cawley Partners, a real estate investment company, has acquired Edgewate...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


Xango Recognized as one of Utah States Best Employers
Posted 1/30/2008


UK Nears Decision on Possible Amway Expulsion  

British officials are expected to rule within the next few weeks -- perhaps within days -- on a case that could result in Amway's expulsion from the United Kingdom.

The U.K. government sued Amway and several large distributor groups there last year, accusing the Ada company of misrepresenting its...

Source: MLive.com


UK Nears Decision on Possible Amway Expulsion
Posted 1/30/2008


Shaklee Eco Friendly Products Provided to Sundance Elite  

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Shaklee Corporation, the nation's number one natural nutrition company, premiered its first appearance at the Sundance Film Festival as a sponsor of The Green Lodge at King Rd. The Green Lodge served as a premier destination for celebrities and tastem...

Source: Marketwire


Shaklee Eco Friendly Products Provided to Sundance Elite
Posted 1/29/2008


American Health Sciences ( AMS ) Files Bankruptcy  

AMS Health Sciences, an Oklahoma City-based marketer of diet and health aids, is seeking bankruptcy protection while it challenges a nearly $1 million jury award that the company concedes it cannot pay.

A jury last month ordered AMS to pay $985,000 to the former owner of Heartland Cup, a Pontotoc...

Source: Stock News


American Health Sciences ( AMS ) Files Bankruptcy
Posted 1/29/2008


Pro Travel Network Opens Canada Office  

Pro Travel Network Grows International Presence

FRESNO, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Nov 20, 2007 — Pro Travel Network, Inc. (OTC BB:PTVL.OB - News) announced today that they have successfully launched their second operational office in Canada. Pro Travel Network just received licensing approval for its new o...

Source: Press Release


Pro Travel Network Opens Canada Office
Posted 1/29/2008


Mannatech Issues Correction Concerning Litigation  

Mannatech Issues Correction Regarding Shareholder Lawsuit

Monday, Mannatech, Inc. (MTEX), a developer of nutritional supplements, topical and skin care products and weight-management products, issued a correction regarding a statement made in an article published on January 24, 2008.

The Coppel...

Source: Npros.com


Mannatech Issues Correction Concerning Litigation
Posted 1/29/2008


ChicBoutique at Home Press Release  

ChicBoutique At Home, Unique Clothing, Handbags & Accessories

ChicBoutique is a different kind of direct sales company. No boring presentation and no worries about being recruited. We are all about connecting girlfriends in a relaxing and fun in-home setting. It's the ultimate retail therapy! It'...

Source: PR Buzz


ChicBoutique at Home Press Release
Posted 1/29/2008


Xango Receives Humanitarian Award  

XanGo Receives Humanitarian Award from Virgo Publishing

Lehi, UT (PRWEB) January 26, 2008 -- Global nutritionals leader XanGo, LLC, received Virgo Publishing's inaugural "Focus on the Future" Humanitarian Award for its support of XanGo Goodness. Since the company's founding in 2002, XanGo has cont...

Source: Press Release


Xango Receives Humanitarian Award
Posted 1/28/2008


Creative Memories in the Shelbyville News  

Creative Memories received positive commentary in the Shelbyville News:

'In recent years, scrapbooking has exploded into a billion dollar industry. Creative Memories, a home-based retailer of scrapbooking supplies that was founded in 1987 posted sales of $425 million in 2004 and has continued to g...

Source: Shelbyville News


Creative Memories in the Shelbyville News
Posted 1/28/2008


MBSC Schedules Hearing Against Wealth Pools  

NBSC to hold hearing into alleged pyramid scheme

Wealth Pools International hearing scheduled for Mar. 26

The New Brunswick Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing against a company and four individuals that it alleges operated a pyramid scheme.

Staff of the commission allege tha...

Source: Npros.com


MBSC Schedules Hearing Against Wealth Pools
Posted 1/27/2008


Herbalife and AYSO Announce Breakthrough Agreement  

AYSO and Herbalife Announce Breakthrough Sponsor Agreement

The American Youth Soccer Organization and Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), a global nutrition and direct selling company, announced a first-ever four-year agreement that makes Herbalife the Official Nutrition Advisor and Official Health and Wel...

Source: Press Release


Herbalife and AYSO Announce Breakthrough Agreement
Posted 1/23/2008


Mary Kay Conference Big for Houston  

According to the Houston Business Journal, the upcoming Mary Kay conference will pump $8.5 million dollars into the city's economy, based on company projections.

May Kay is hosting is annual leadership convention in Houston from January 23 to 30th at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Mary K...

Source: Npros.com


Mary Kay Conference Big for Houston
Posted 1/22/2008


CoreVital Announces New Hires  

Executive Announcements

CoreVitál® International, LLC announces the hiring of Seth Saunders as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and John Roberts as Vice President of Communications and Design.

Saunders comes to CoreVitál after spending the last 9 years in the higher education industry serv...

Source: Npros.com


CoreVital Announces New Hires
Posted 1/22/2008


CoreVital Launches Alkalizing Product  

NEW pH ALKALIZING PRODUCT AND 100% ORGANIC EARTH GREENS TO LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 4, 2007

American Fork, UT, August 31, 2007—CoreVitál International, LLC—a premiere health company dedicated to helping people achieve exceptional health by providing products that cleanse and alkalize the body’s interna...

Source: Npros.com


CoreVital Launches Alkalizing Product
Posted 1/22/2008


Mary Kay Issues Grant To Combat Domestic Violence  

Women's eNews and Mary Kay Inc. are combining resources to help combat domestic violence. Mary Kay has issued a grant that will fund journalists reporting for Women's eNews to provide in-depth coverage of the complex, often underreported, subject of violence against women.

The two have joined toge...

Source: PR-CANADA.net


Mary Kay Issues Grant To Combat Domestic Violence
Posted 1/21/2008


USANA Health Sciences Receives Recognition  

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA) announced today that it has become a Founding Reporter of The Climate Registry. The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization established to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in a common, accurate and transparent manner consiste...

Source: Business Wire


USANA Health Sciences Receives Recognition
Posted 1/21/2008


Nu Skin Completes 25M Stock Transaction  

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it received approximately 202,000 shares in connection with the final settlement of its November 2007 agreement to purchase $25 million of its common stock from the investment firm J.P. Morgan Securities using an accelerated share repurchase program. In...

Source: CNNMoney.com


Nu Skin Completes 25M Stock Transaction
Posted 1/21/2008


Market America Announces New President of Market Australia  

James Ridinger (JR) president and CEO of Market America is pleased to announce today that Rick Williams has assumed his position as president of Market Australia in Sydney. Williams has been with Market America for 11 years and previously was Vice President of Corporate Services and Administration.<...

Source: Emediawire


Market America Announces New President of Market Australia
Posted 1/21/2008


Xango Hosts Online Invastion on Xango TV  

Distributors worldwide and top executives of global nutritionals leader XanGo, LLC forged another path in direct sales by hosting the industry's first-ever global online broadcast event. XanGo's "Online INVASION" on XanGo.TV, a 30-minute magazine-style program of major announcements and distributor...

Source: Earthtimes


Xango Hosts Online Invastion on Xango TV
Posted 1/21/2008


USANA Says SEC Rules out Enforcement Action  

Usana Health Sciences Inc., a Salt Lake City-based multi-level marketing company targeted last year in a Securities and Exchange Commission probe, said it won't face further action because the U.S. watchdog agency found nothing incriminating. Usana received notification from the SEC than its...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


USANA Says SEC Rules out Enforcement Action
Posted 1/21/2008


Power Pops on CBS 11  

Could New Lollipops Help You Lick Away Pounds?

...There are many ways to lose weight, but can you really lick away the unwanted pounds and keep them off for good? One woman said she did with an unusual kind of lollipop called Power Pops.

With 28 calories, no fat, amino acids, vitamins and just f...

Source: CBS 11


Power Pops on CBS 11
Posted 1/21/2008


Mary Kay Cosmetics in the Seattle Times  

Hispanic women change the face of Mary Kay

LOS ANGELES — Altagracia Valdez is dreaming of a perfect pink Cadillac. All she has to do to win it, according to her boss at Mary Kay Inc., is expand her list of "conocidos."

Those familiar connections, she says, can adorn Valdez's 60-year-old hands...

Source: Seattle Times


Mary Kay Cosmetics in the Seattle Times
Posted 1/21/2008


Market America Announces Spanish Web Portal  

James (JR) Ridinger, president and CEO of Market America, Inc., an innovative product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing, recently announced the launch of the company's Spanish Web Portal. The launch of the portal kicked off Market America's official ex...

Source: PR USA


Market America Announces Spanish Web Portal
Posted 1/21/2008


Brown Named CEO of LifeVantage  

Jan 14, 2008 has named David Brown as president and chief executive officer of the company, effective January 14. He was most recently the managing director and co-founder of Nutrition Business Advisors, a consulting firm.

Nutrition Business Advisors was founded in 2003 to provide strategic consu...

Source: Trading Markets


Brown Named CEO of LifeVantage
Posted 1/16/2008


Nu Skin in the Borneo Bulletin  

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports together with Nu Skin Enterprises, a global company dealing with life-enhancing products, will begin the first phase of their collaborative project this coming Monday. The first phase of the project entails the scanning of Brunei Darussalam's National Athle...

Source: Borneo Bulletin


Nu Skin in the Borneo Bulletin
Posted 1/15/2008


Pampered Chef CEO in Smart Business Network  

Every year, thousands of investors flock to Berkshire's annual meeting to hear the "Oracle of Omaha" hold forth on the prospects for investing success in the coming year. But on this early September day in 2002, Buffet wanted to hear what Doris Christopher had to say.

Just a week earlier, the $36...

Source: Smart Business Network


Pampered Chef CEO in Smart Business Network
Posted 1/15/2008


Shaklee Products Referenced in Whole Life Times  

Go green with household cleaners Unless you are using products scented with natural oils, your favorite “clean smell” is likely the result of a chemical concoction. Try natural cleaning agents such as baking soda and white vinegar. Or look for brands with non-toxic ingredients like Shaklee’s Get Cl...

Source: Whole Life Times


Shaklee Products Referenced in Whole Life Times
Posted 1/15/2008


Agel CEO Joins DSA CEO Council  

Recognized as a world leader in suspension gel technology for nutritional supplements, Utah-based Agel Enterprises announced CEO and Founder Glen Jensen joined the CEO Council for the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.

Jensen accepted the invitation to join the CEO council and will j...

Source: openPR


Agel CEO Joins DSA CEO Council
Posted 1/15/2008


Pre-Paid Legal Q4 Reports Memberships and Recruiting Rise  

Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. (PPD | charts | news | PowerRating) reported that the fourth quarter new sales associates enrolled increased 2% to 36,029 from 35,311 in the prior year quarter. New memberships produced for the quarter rose 7% to 150,100 from 139,638 in the last year quarter. For fiscal...

Source: Trading Markets


Pre-Paid Legal Q4 Reports Memberships and Recruiting Rise
Posted 1/15/2008


Shareholder Lawsuit Dropped Against USANA  

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- USANA Health Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:USNA) announced today that a Utah State court has dismissed the shareholder derivative action Larson vs. Wentz brought against USANA and several of its directors and executives in September 2007.

The Plaintiff agree...

Source: Business Wire


Shareholder Lawsuit Dropped Against USANA
Posted 1/12/2008


Reliv Signs One Year Contracts for Execs  

Reliv International Inc. signed some of its top management team to one-year contracts automatically renewable for successive one-year terms, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reliv entered into the employee agreements with R. Scott Montgom...

Source: St Louis Business Journal


Reliv Signs One Year Contracts for Execs
Posted 1/12/2008


Tahitian Noni Expands Beverage Line  

Tahitian Noni International Expands HIRO(TM) Beverage Line with New HIRO(TM) Thermo

Tahitian Noni International today launched HIRO(TM) Thermo, the newest addition to its popular HIRO(TM) ready-to-drink noni-based beverage line. Combined with the natural heath and proven benefits of noni, HIRO The...

Source: Npros.com


Tahitian Noni Expands Beverage Line
Posted 1/12/2008


Usana Health Sciences Lawsuit Dismissed  

Usana Health Sciences Lawsuit Dismissed Utah State Court Dismisses Shareholder Lawsuit Against Usana Health Sciences

Usana Health Sciences Inc., which makes nutritional, personal care and weight management products, said Thursday a Utah state court dismissed a shareholder lawsuit related to clai...

Source: CNNMoney


Usana Health Sciences Lawsuit Dismissed
Posted 1/12/2008


Reliv taking weight-loss product to EU  

Reliv International Inc. has launched its Slimplicity weight loss product in the European Union, the company said Monday.

The product was introduced at Reliv's United Kingdom national conference over the weekend, and will be launched in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany this week, according to...

Source: St. Louis Business Journal


Reliv taking weight-loss product to EU
Posted 1/12/2008


Mannatech to Open Office in Switzerland  

Mannatech to Open Centralized-Management Office in Switzerland

New office to assist in maximizing growth initiatives outside of North America

Mannatech, Incorporated (Nasdaq: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements and skin care solutions, announced today it will ope...

Source: SunHerald


Mannatech to Open Office in Switzerland
Posted 1/12/2008


USANA Shares Jump on SEC Inquiry Closure  

Usana Health Sciences shares soared Friday after the nutritional and skin care products company said the Securities and Exchange Commission had closed its inquiry into the company's marketing model.

Shares jumped $13.91, or 39.1 percent, to $49.48 Friday.

In addition to closing its inquiry, Usan...

Source: chron


USANA Shares Jump on SEC Inquiry Closure
Posted 1/12/2008


Nu Skin Shifts Debt to Yen  

Utah's Nu Skin Enterprises has converted $20 million of existing U.S. dollar denominated debt bearing a coupon rate of 6.14 percent into $20 million of yen denominated debt with a coupon rate of 3.28 percent. The company says the conversion was executed using an exchange rate of 108.5 yen to t...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


Nu Skin Shifts Debt to Yen
Posted 1/12/2008


ABUNZA Entrepreneurs Capitalize on Bilingual Opportunity  

ABUNZA Entrepreneurs Capitalize on Revolutionary Bilingual Internet Opportunity

(PRLog.Org) – Jan 08, 2008 – Over 100 million Spanish-speaking people have access to the world-wide-web everyday. Many industries are just now beginning to take notice of this rapidly growing, invasive market. Spanis...

Source: Press Release


ABUNZA Entrepreneurs Capitalize on Bilingual Opportunity
Posted 1/11/2008


Wealth Pools International Frozen  

Wealth Pools International has been subject to an SEC and Florida Attorney General Injunction. For related info and links to the Florida Court Receiver page for Wealth Pools International please visit the Npros Directory page for We...

Source: Npros.com


Wealth Pools International Frozen
Posted 1/10/2008


SEC Injunction Against Wealth Pools and Robert Lane  

SEC Halts Fraudulent Global Pyramid Scheme Preying On Hispanic Community

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Robert E. Lane, Wealth Pools International, Inc., and Recruit for Wealth, Inc., Defendants, and T-N-T Education Company, Inc., Richard H. Lane, Mundo Trade, Inc., Renee Becker, Julia...

Source: Npros.com


SEC Injunction Against Wealth Pools and Robert Lane
Posted 1/10/2008


Orlando BBB Wealth Pools and Robert Lane Complaints  

The Orlando BBB includes a history of prior ventures and attorney general actions against businesses associated with Wealth Pools International management.

Government Actions

On December 18, 2007, the Florida Office of the Attorney General filed a complaint against Cashback America, Inc.;...

Source: Orlando BBB


Orlando BBB Wealth Pools and Robert Lane Complaints
Posted 1/10/2008


Wealth Pools International Florida Preliminary Injunction  

The United States District Court of Florida filed an order of preliminary securities injunction and other relief against Wealth Pools International and defendents Robert E. Lane ( Robert Lane ) and Julia Lane.

Also named were Mundo Trade Incorporated and First Fiduciary Trust.

The injunctio...

Source: Npros.com


Wealth Pools International Florida Preliminary Injunction
Posted 1/10/2008


Shaklee to Provide Critics Choice Awards Bag  

The 13th Annual Critics Choice Awards Gift Bag Goes Eco-Friendly

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards kicks off the awards show season when the ceremony airs LIVE on VH1, Monday, January 7 at 9:00 PM. Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley will host the ceremony he...

Source: Reuters


Shaklee to Provide Critics Choice Awards Bag
Posted 1/9/2008


Herbalife Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings  

Herbalife Ltd. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Earnings Release Date and Investor Call

Herbalife Ltd. will release its fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results after the close of trading on the NYSE on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. The following day, Wednesday, February 27, 20...

Source: Trading Markets


Herbalife Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings
Posted 1/9/2008


Pharmanex Gets OK for Wider Sales in China  

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., a Provo-based company that sells health products, said Tuesday that it has received Chinese government approval to begin direct-sales activities in a larger portion of China. The company has had permission to sell its products in China since July 2006 but has been restrict...

Source: Deseret News


Pharmanex Gets OK for Wider Sales in China
Posted 1/9/2008


China Opens to Nu Skin  

Utah company gets OK to sell products in Beijing, Shanghai

Chinese authorities have opened the capital of Beijing to Nu Skin Enterprises' direct-selling business model, starting out the New Year on a positive note for the company that is forecasting its best year ever in 2008. Provo-based Nu...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


China Opens to Nu Skin
Posted 1/9/2008


Natural Health Trends Clarifies Relationship with bHIP  

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ: BHIP), an international direct selling company (the "Company"), today announced that a former executive officer and director of the company, Terry LaCore, has formed a new direct selling business that he named bHIP Gl...

Source: Press Release


Natural Health Trends Clarifies Relationship with bHIP
Posted 1/4/2008


 

 

 


 

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