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Amway tops the DSN Global 100 as world’s biggest direct selling company

For the first time, Amway has topped Direct Selling News’ “Global 100″ list of the world’s top direct selling companies. With sales of US$11.3billion in 2012, Amway passed Avon, which dropped to second at $10.7 billion. Herbalife was a distant third at $4.1billion. The top 10 are –

  1. Alticor (Amway) $11.3B USA
  2. Avon Products, Inc. $10.7B USA
  3. Herbalife Ltd. $4.1B USA
  4. Vorwerk Co. KG $3.3B Germany
  5. Natura Cosmeticos SA $3.2B Brazil
  6. Mary Kay Inc. $3.1B USA
  7. Tupperware Brands Corp. $2.6B USA
  8. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. $2.2B USA
  9. Oriflame Cosmetics SA $2.0B Luxembourg
  10. Belcorp Ltd. $1.9B Peru

Amway 2008 Sales figures – a few comments

Amway’s official sales press release was issued today and confirmed what was already publicly stated by Rich DeVos last FridayAmway’s global sales for 2008 were $8.2billion – up 15% on Amway’s 2007 sales of $7.1 billion.

In a break from previous years, data for no individual markets or regions has not been separated out other than to say there was strong growth in Russia, China, and India and that overall 2/3 of Amway’s 58 affiliates recorded sales increases. This works out to 39 affiliates with growth and 9 either flat or decreasing. In 2007 it was reported that 39 out of 55 markets increased sales. I’m a little confused by the change in the number of affiliates as the only new market to open was Amway Vietnam. It’s possible that in markets like Scandinavia, which covers 4 countries, have been considered separately. Continue reading