Grand Rapids press has reported that last month Amway had it’s first ever billion dollar month. Wow. To put that in perspective, according to Direct Selling News there’s only 11 other direct selling companies in the world that do over a billion dollars in a year. In 2010 Amway did US$9.2billion for the year, trailing only Avon, who reported sales of $10.9 billion, which includes from their retail outlets. Is 2011 going to be the year Amway takes the crown as the world’s biggest direct sales company? It’s going to be tough, with Avon also reporting first quarter sales up 7% over the same period last year.
The report also noted Amway North American sales continue to grow, which is great news for Amway’s oldest market, which has had some struggles in the past few years.