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February 2009

Mannatech Reaches Settlement with Attorney General  

Mannatech, Incorporated, a leading developer and provider of proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions, today announced the company has reached a settlement with the Texas Attorney General's office for a July 2007 civil complaint.

The Texas Attorney Gener...

Source: FLEXNEWS


Mannatech Reaches Settlement with Attorney General
Posted 2/28/2009


Longaberger Laying Off 295  

The Longaberger Co. announced Thursday one of its largest layoffs in recent years, affecting 295 employees at the corporate office building in Newark and manufacturing facility in Dresden.

The basketmaker announced the elimination of 120 management, administrative and support positions and a reduc...

Source: Npros.com


Longaberger Laying Off 295
Posted 2/28/2009


Ex Zrii Employees Allege Greed and Mismanagement  

Even for the sometimes strange world of network marketing, the meltdown at Zrii LLC is extraordinary.

Thirty-five employees have resigned, including the entire top level managers at the promoter of a drink based on health claims from the juice of an Indian fruit. The executives left after a faile...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


Ex Zrii Employees Allege Greed and Mismanagement
Posted 2/28/2009


USANA Profits Fall After Arbitration Award  

Usana Health Sciences on Monday reported a significant drop in profits for 2008 because of a previously reported $7 million arbitration award against it and fluctuations in foreign currencies.

Usana shares dropped 7.7 percent to finish at $20.08 after it projected an increase of earnings per shar...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


USANA Profits Fall After Arbitration Award
Posted 2/26/2009


Univera Launches Solanyx  

Univera, Inc., best known for the ground-breaking cell renewal formula AgelessXtra® and a pioneer in the development of scientifically-validated natural health products, today announced the release of Solanyx™, a 7-day, timed-release product that provides high-potency doses of natural, immune-boosti...

Source: Emediawire


Univera Launches Solanyx
Posted 2/26/2009


LifeVantage Signs Agreement with Montel Williams  

LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB: LFVN), the maker of Protandim® - a dietary supplement clinically shown to induce the body’s own antioxidant defenses - today announced that celebrity talk show host Montel Williams has signed an agreement with the company as an independent distributor.

Montel Willi...

Source: Press Release


LifeVantage Signs Agreement with Montel Williams
Posted 2/26/2009


Pre-Paid Legal 4Q Profit Climbs  

Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc.said Monday its fourth-quarter profit rose 26 percent, helped by a smaller income tax provision.

The company reported net income grew to $14.7 million, or $1.27 per share, compared with $11.7 million, or 92 cents per share, a year ago.

Revenue edged down 1 percent to...

Source: MSN Money


Pre-Paid Legal 4Q Profit Climbs
Posted 2/23/2009


Xocai Enters UK Market  

Enter Xocai a division of the popular and trusted Reno based health food manufacturer MXI corporation. A delicious healthy chocolate medically endorsed for its powerful health benefits suitable for diabetics vegetarians and safe in pregnancy. The ingredients have been scientifically proven to have m...

Source: PR-USA.net


Xocai Enters UK Market
Posted 2/23/2009


Mannatech Declares Dividend  

Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 of $0.02 per share of common...

Source: Earthtimes


Mannatech Declares Dividend
Posted 2/23/2009


Metabolife Founder Discusses Prison Term  

Michael Ellis, founder of the diet pill company Metabolife, just completed a six-month term in federal prison. Ellis pleaded guilty to lying to the Food and Drug Administration about a letter that claimed no customer complaints about Metabolife.In a new book, Ellis said the he did not know about th...

Source: 10News.com


Metabolife Founder Discusses Prison Term
Posted 2/19/2009


MonaVie Transforming Public Image of Direct Selling  

February 11, 2009 (FPRC) -- [Salt Lake City, UT] – On January 31, 2009, in the Hilton Anaheim in California, Dallin Larsen, founder and president of MonaVie, addressed a captivated audience of more than 30,000 people, both live and via webcast.

The green Lamborghini Murcielago at the front of the...

Source: Press Release


MonaVie Transforming Public Image of Direct Selling
Posted 2/17/2009


LifeVantage Makes Record Setting Announcement  

LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB:LFVN), the maker of Protandim® - a dietary supplement clinically shown to induce the body's own antioxidant defenses - today announced that some of the most sought after and highest producing independent distributors in the network marketing industry have joined LifeVa...

Source: Press Release


LifeVantage Makes Record Setting Announcement
Posted 2/17/2009


Melaleuca Issues Voluntary Recall on Peanut Products  

Melaleuca, Inc., of Idaho Falls, Idaho, has issued a voluntary recall of select lots of Attain® Nutrition Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor, ProFlex15™ Protein Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor, and ProFlex20™ Protein Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor in response to an expanded recall by Peanu...

Source: Press Release


Melaleuca Issues Voluntary Recall on Peanut Products
Posted 2/17/2009


ShopWurld in the Times Union  

A new Internet company based in Saratoga Springs is called ShopWurld.com, and some readers have been wondering if there is any connection with Wurld Media Inc., the now defunct Internet firm that was also based in downtown Saratoga before it sold off its assets in 2007.

Turns out, there is no conn...

Source: Albany Times Union


ShopWurld in the Times Union
Posted 2/17/2009


ShopWurld Article in the Saratogian  

Two Saratoga County men have started an online multi-level marketing business that promises cash back to people who shop national retailers through its Web site and sign up more people to do the same.

The payments depend on spending a minimum of about $25 a month and building a network of other pe...

Source: The Saratogian


ShopWurld Article in the Saratogian
Posted 2/17/2009


Oriflame Relaunches  

During 2009 Oriflame will launch several new and improved products within the Optimals range. The first launch includes Optimals cleansers and the new Optimals Nutri Calm Creams for dry and sensitive skin.

Cleansers You can now create your own optimal skin care routine by combining the new Optima...

Source: WorldPressOnline


Oriflame Relaunches
Posted 2/14/2009


MonaVie in the Examiner  

MonaVie is an elixir made from the pulp of 19 antioxidant rich fruits and berries with the crown jewel being the Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry. The Acai berry is harvested in Brazil and has an ORAC (scale used to determine the antioxidant content of foods) value of 10% greater than blueberries,...

Source: Examiner.com


MonaVie in the Examiner
Posted 2/14/2009


Amway Charity Campaign Reaches 6 Million Children  

Now in its sixth year of operation the Amway One by One Campaign for Children impacted more than 6 million children through employees and distributors contributing 1 million employee volunteer hours and donating more than $70 million.

"In every country and every community where Amway operates, our...

Source: CSRwire.com


Amway Charity Campaign Reaches 6 Million Children
Posted 2/14/2009


Isagenix Announces Florida Expansion  

Don Gucciardo, a Sarasota, Fl based Executive of Isagenix International, today announced an aggressive expansion plan for the Southwest Florida market. Isagenix is an international health and wellness company that develops and manufactures nutritional cleansing, weight-loss and youth-restoring syste...

Source: PR Web


Isagenix Announces Florida Expansion
Posted 2/14/2009


Tahitian Noni Announces New Management Team  

John Wadsworth, founder and president of Tahitian Noni International (TNI - www.TahitianNoni.com), today announced the formation of a new executive management team to lead TNI worldwide. The new management team is an integral part of Mr. Wadsworth's new strategy of organizational realignment that in...

Source: NPIcenter


Tahitian Noni Announces New Management Team
Posted 2/14/2009


Zippi Kicks off Mobile Commerce Strategy  

Zippi Networks Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZIPI), turning America's "Clutter into Cash," today announced the completion of a one of a kind application for Apple's iPhone, formally named "Zippi Cash(TM)." As firms such as Silicon Valley-based Kleiner Perkins Venture Fund have established 100 million dollar fun...

Source: Earthtimes


Zippi Kicks off Mobile Commerce Strategy
Posted 2/14/2009


USANA Schedules Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Report  

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:USNA) today announced that fourth quarter results will be released after the close of market Monday, February 23, 2009. USANA executives will hold a conference call to discuss this announcement with analysts and institutional investors the following morning at 11:...

Source: Ad-Hoc-News


USANA Schedules Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Report
Posted 2/14/2009


Amway Announces Allergy Friendly Purifier  

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), asthma and allergies affect one out of four Americans. The AAFA and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) developed the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program to help sufferers find products that fit their needs. The program recen...

Source: PR Web


Amway Announces Allergy Friendly Purifier
Posted 2/14/2009


Herbalife Debuts Interactive Sampling Mobile  

Herbalife Ltd., a global nutrition and direct-selling company, will debut its interactive sampling mobile at the Amgen Tour of California, of which Herbalife is the official nutrition company and presenter of the sprint jersey.

Wrapped in Herbalife logos and colors, the refrigerated unit will allo...

Source: Press Release


Herbalife Debuts Interactive Sampling Mobile
Posted 2/14/2009


Melaleuca Recall in the Charleston Daily Mail  

In a Feb. 12 story about the recall of peanut products as a part of the salmonella outbreak, The Associated Press -- relying on information from the company -- reported erroneous lot numbers for protein bars that are being recalled by Melaleuca Inc.

The recall includes chocolate peanut butter fla...

Source: Daily Mail


Melaleuca Recall in the Charleston Daily Mail
Posted 2/14/2009


Scentsy Grows 491 Percent with Party Pulse  

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) February 12, 2009 -- IMN, specializing in e-communications solutions for the direct selling industry, today announced that in just a 12-month time period, its client Scentsy saw sales volume increase by 491% after introducing its "Making Perfect Scents" e-newsletter based on IMN...

Source: Press Release


Scentsy Grows 491 Percent with Party Pulse
Posted 2/14/2009


Michael Ellis Releases Metabolife Book  

“The Metabolife Story: The Rape of Cinderella” (www.themjellisgroup.com) represents author and former CEO Michael Ellis’ detailed account of the rise and eventual fall of Metabolife, one of the most successful, yet unfairly characterized dietary supplement companies in history. This book finally rev...

Source: NewsReleaseWire.com


Michael Ellis Releases Metabolife Book
Posted 2/14/2009


Tastefully Simple in the Echo Press  

Tastefully Simple, based in Alexandria, was recently honored as the 2008 Special Olympics Minnesota Outstanding Business at the annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet in Bloomington.

The awards recognize Special Olympics Minnesota athletes, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and family members who...

Source: Alexandria Echo Press


Tastefully Simple in the Echo Press
Posted 2/14/2009


Arbonne Recalls Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews  

The following recalls have been announced because the products could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems:

Cougar Mountain Baking Co. of Seattle is recall...

Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer


Arbonne Recalls Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews
Posted 2/14/2009


ShopWurld Founder in DailyGazette Article  

Gazette Reporter Tatiana Zarnowski wrote a detailed account of ShopWurld Founder David Silipigno's business history in her January 28, 2009 article.

"Local businessman and philanthropist David Silipigno has started a new online business venture that he says has taken off like wildfire.

Silipigno...

Source: DailyGazette


ShopWurld Founder in DailyGazette Article
Posted 2/14/2009


Zrii Founder Allegedly Used Caymen Entity for Tax Shelter  

VIRGINIA, USA: Wallet Pop, February 8, 2009 – Back in May of 2008, Zrii was one of the most hyped-up multi-level marketing launches in history. The amalaki juice bears the endorsement of bestselling author and wellness expert Deepak Chopra, but the company is now in the midst of some serious drama....

Source: Npros.com


Zrii Founder Allegedly Used Caymen Entity for Tax Shelter
Posted 2/14/2009


Zrii in Meltdown Says Salt Lake Tribune  

According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, MLM startup Zrii is in a meltdown…

A Utah-based nutritional drink company that started last year is reeling after its top distributors failed in an attempt to oust its CEO and co-founder and then were fired. Other co-founders of the company and top managers...

Source: Npros.com


Zrii in Meltdown Says Salt Lake Tribune
Posted 2/11/2009


Zippi Announces Mobile Service  

Zippi Networks Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZIPI), turning America's "Clutter into Cash," today announced its 2009 business strategy in the mobile commerce space (m-commerce). In order to build on the successes of two (2) years in research and development, approximately eight million dollars ($8,000,000) of in...

Source: Market Wire


Zippi Announces Mobile Service
Posted 2/11/2009


LifeVantage to Present at ROTH Capital Partners  

LifeVantage Corporation the maker of Protandim(R), the only product clinically proven to slow the progressive rate of aging, today announced that David Brown, LifeVantage President and CEO, has been invited to present at the upcoming ROTH Capital Conference to be held February 16-18, 2009 at the Rit...

Source: MarketWatch


LifeVantage to Present at ROTH Capital Partners
Posted 2/11/2009


Nu Skin First Quarter Below Estimates  

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE: NUS | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.22 to $0.24 per share on revenue of $290.0 million to $300.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.27 per share on revenue of $306.0 million for the quarter ending...

Source: Trading Markets


Nu Skin First Quarter Below Estimates
Posted 2/11/2009


Stampin Up Wins Readers Choice Award  

For the ninth year in a row, Stampin' Up! has won Creative Keepsakes magazine's coveted Readers' Choice Award for its core product - decorative rubber stamps - as well as the categories of Stamping Inks , Software and Idea Books. Creating Keepsakes calls Stampin' Up! results a "sweep" in these respe...

Source: Press Release


Stampin Up Wins Readers Choice Award
Posted 2/11/2009


Zrii Issues Statement  

A group of top management and co-founders of Zrii LLC, including over 35 key employees, has left the company in a split with one of the company's founders, William F. Farley.

Farley also terminated the company's leading distributors, known as "ten-star independent executives," after they joined i...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


Zrii Issues Statement
Posted 2/11/2009


Zrii Top Distributors Open Letter to CEO William Farley  

Dear Mr. Farley:

It is with great regret we find ourselves having to write this letter.

However, after much consideration, we have concluded there is no alternative. You should know we elected to dedicate our professional lives to Zrii and, in its pursuit, sacrifice our personal lives because...

Source: Salt Lake Tribune


Zrii Top Distributors Open Letter to CEO William Farley
Posted 2/11/2009


Herbalife Sponsors Football Club  

As part of the deal, Herbalife’s H3O Pro isotonic drink, available throughout Europe, will become the isotonic drink of Inter Milan.

The deal will see the Herbalife and H3O Pro isotonic drink brands showcased throughout Inter’s home stadium, as well as through their many multimedia channels, inclu...

Source: FoodBev.com


Herbalife Sponsors Football Club
Posted 2/7/2009


Reliv International Expands Into Brunei  

Reliv International announced today that it is expanding into Brunei, strengthening its business in Asia. With the addition of Brunei, Reliv conducts business in 14 countries. "We are opening in Brunei because of the strong ties between our Malaysian distributors and Brunei residents," said Ryan...

Source: MarketWatch


Reliv International Expands Into Brunei
Posted 2/4/2009


Votre Vu in the Chicago Daily Herald  

A new suburban-based luxury skin care company is drastically different from the makeup catalogs your mom used to order from, according to the Naperville founder. Harold Zimmerman launched Votre Vu, a direct selling company, because he felt the skin care market was underserved. While researching the...

Source: Chicago Daily Herald


Votre Vu in the Chicago Daily Herald
Posted 2/4/2009


Tahitian Noni Receives Novel Food Approval  

Tahitian Noni International (www.TahitianNoni.com) has recently received approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) authorizing the use of the leaves of Morinda citrifolia (commonly known as noni) as a new novel food ingredient. The Commission of the European Communities has adopted the...

Source: NPIcenter


Tahitian Noni Receives Novel Food Approval
Posted 2/4/2009


Melaleuca Reports Record Sales  

A long-time Idaho Falls business that has made a name for itself around the world opens a new store to better serve its customers.

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting Monday, welcoming Melaleuca's product store to its new location on Broadway, just a bloc...

Source: KPVI-TV


Melaleuca Reports Record Sales
Posted 2/4/2009


Melaleuca Moves Into New Building  

Melaleuca has a new home in Idaho Falls, and Monday managers showed it off. Members from the community came out for the ribbon cutting and to see the new store. With the state the economy is in, Melaleuca is doing quite well. It's even hit record highs, reporting a twenty eight million dollar increa...

Source: LocalNews8.com


Melaleuca Moves Into New Building
Posted 2/4/2009


Neways Launches Annual Maui Marathon  

Officially known as the Neways Maui Paradise Marathon, Neways' first-ever headline-sponsored athletic event took place in Maui, Hawaii, on January 11, with hundreds participating in the full and half marathons, including several independent Neways distributors from Japan and North America. "Runn...

Source: Press Release


Neways Launches Annual Maui Marathon
Posted 2/4/2009


Shaklee Starts Infinite Possibilities Tour  

Shaklee Corporation Chairman and CEO Roger Barnett will launch a nationwide campaign to promote an opportunity that offers economic support to one million families in 2009. The campaign will kick off February 9 in Greensboro, NC.

"Families are struggling to make ends meet in this difficult econom...

Source: SYS-CON Media


Shaklee Starts Infinite Possibilities Tour
Posted 2/4/2009


Avon Shares Slide on Analyst Downgrades  

Shares of Avon Products Inc. slipped on Monday after an analyst downgraded shares of the cosmetics company ahead of its quarterly report amid soft consumer discretionary spending.

Shares retreated $1.30, or 6.3 percent, to $19.15 in afternoon trading. The stock has declined 14.9 percent so far thi...

Source: Forbes


Avon Shares Slide on Analyst Downgrades
Posted 2/3/2009


Mannatech Founder Resigns from Board  

Dietary supplement company Mannatech Inc. announced Monday that its founder and chairman, Sam Caster, has stepped down from the company’s board of directors.

He will be replaced by lead director Stan Fredrick, who has been elected chairman of the board.

Coppell-based Mannatech (NASDAQ: MTEX) add...

Source: Bizjournals.com


Mannatech Founder Resigns from Board
Posted 2/3/2009


Court Allows Cruise Lines to Move Joystar Bookings  

Carnival, Princess and Holland America, all owned by Carnival Corp., have been granted permission, under certain circumstances, to move Joystar bookings to alternative agencies.

Independent agents and passengers can arrange to shift bookings by making a written request. Joystar does not have to a...

Source: SmartBrief


Court Allows Cruise Lines to Move Joystar Bookings
Posted 2/2/2009


Passion Parties On The Rise  

Passion Parties, an international direct selling company of sensual products designed to promote intimacy and communication between couples, has recently honored five Passion Parties Independent Consultants for extraordinary salesmanship in 2008.

Executive Directors Shannon Langenberg, Jo-Ann Arch...

Source: press release


Passion Parties On The Rise
Posted 2/2/2009


Amway Marketing Blitz Pays Off  

Amway Global co-founder Rich DeVos says the direct-selling giant had a record $8.2 billion in sales in 2008.

The Grand Rapids Press reports DeVos made the comments at an event in Grand Rapids on Friday. An official company statement will be made next week.

The Ada-based company is privately ow...

Source: Chicago Tribune


Amway Marketing Blitz Pays Off
Posted 2/2/2009


Advocare and Jessica Hardy File Lawsuits  

JESSICA Hardy, who tested positive during last summer's U.S. Olympic Trials in swimming for a banned substance, has filed suit against a Texas-based supplement maker, claiming products that it had made and she had taken were tainted.

Hardy, who tested positive at the Trials for the banned stimula...

Source: SwimmingWorldMagazine.com


Advocare and Jessica Hardy File Lawsuits
Posted 2/2/2009


MonaVie Introduces New Pulse Gel  

MonaVie (www.monavie.com), maker of the premier blend of the Brazilian acai berry, today announces the release of MonaVie Pulse Gel—the on-the-go companion to the heart-healthy Pulse beverage.

“MonaVie Pulse delivers a powerhouse combination of ingredients to aid in heart health, in addition to a...

Source: Npros.com


MonaVie Introduces New Pulse Gel
Posted 2/2/2009


Wally Joyner to Host Xocai Event  

Watch live over the internet as if you were there when ex-major league baseball star Wally Joyner hosts a healthy chocolate party live at Cafe Bravo in Temecula, CA February 12th 2009.

Unless you are a baseball fan, you’ll have no idea who Wally Joyner is. Wally played 17 years in the Major Leagu...

Source: WebWire


Wally Joyner to Host Xocai Event
Posted 2/2/2009


 

 

 


 

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