Amway co-founder Richard DeVos dies at 92

Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway, died Thursday. His death, at age 92, was announced by his grandson Rick. He died at his home in Ada, Michigan, near Amway’s headquarters. DeVos had been president of Amway from its 1959 founding … Continue Reading

Direct Selling and Regulators: Innovation, Not Infraction

| Opinion | Regulators should assume a cooperative, rather than adversarial, stance with direct sellers. Every time a direct seller has an issue with the Federal Trade Commission, critics of the industry are quick to jump on it, hailing it … Continue Reading

Ad-Age: Direct-Selling Giant Amway Quietly Builds Brands, Racks Up Sales

The direct-selling industry has had plenty of turmoil over the past year. There have been management changes and a federal investigation of alleged overseas bribery at Avon, while Herbalife has come under attack from hedge-fund manager William Ackman, who accuses it of being a pyramid scheme, allegations the company denies. … Continue Reading

Russia Proving to be Fertile Ground For Direct Sellers

Amway reports former communist country is now fastest-growing market for direct selling entrepreneurs. Russia is one of the Ada-based company’s biggest and most promising markets. … Continue Reading