November 20 marks the first Amway Universal Children’s Day, an Amway global volunteer day, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our campaign. We are asking our Amway Business Owners and employees across the world to join together to do something to help children on that day. And we want you to share your experience.
A team of interns made a video series that you can watch on YouTube. These videos demonstrate how you can share your volunteer efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Whether you use one or all of the social channels, make sure to use the hashtag: #AmwayOnebyOne. By using this searchable tag, you will be part of our global conversation.
So, join in! Help us celebrate the last 10 years, and be part of the next 10 as we work together to help children, one by one.
Members of our digital marketing team have assembled a panel of experts from direct selling companies to talk about how each one uses digital marketing to empower the 92 million people worldwide currently in the direct selling industry. That’s more than 92 million entrepreneurs looking for tools, resources and support for their independent businesses.
During this exciting panel discussion you’ll have the chance to hear how direct selling industry leaders, including Amway, Avon, MaryKay and Visalus, keep up with the heavy demands of powering a truly engaged and driven distributor force in an ever-changing digital world.
Want to learn more? Go to the SXSW PanelPicker and cast your vote! And while you’re there, click on over to this link and vote for our session exploring entrepreneurship in Ghana. Voting ends Sept. 6.
In 2012, Alticor, the parent company of Amway, came in at number 18 on the list – citing its ARTISTRY brand as a key reason for growth.
The skincare and cosmetics brand saw an estimated $2.9 billion in sales in a year that was filled with achievements, including a continued brand restage with the new global face of actress Teresa Palmer, the new “Crescendo” packaging design and the new product launches of ARTISTRY YOUTH XTEND and ARTISTRY IDEAL RADIANCE.
We’re happy to have one more thing to celebrate and thankful to the Amway business owners who helped make it happen.
The newly established Asia Beauty Innovation Center puts the right people in new places to explore and better understand the world’s beauty trends. It’s powered by Amway experts in consumer and market research, technical and clinical research, open innovation, concept and product design, and product packaging.
A growing number of our customers live in China and southeast Asia. Converting insights from this region into new product concepts and portfolio strategies is key to developing new products that appeal to our customers – not only there, but throughout the world.
Our tastes are always changing. We look forward to learning from our experts in Seoul what we’ll want next.
And based on some fun summer math, here’s another number to ponder:
If our parent company, Alticor, participated in the Fortune Magazine Fortune 500 listing — an annual ranking of sales revenues for those companies that are incorporated and operating in the U.S. — the numbers show we potentially would come in at #238. That would put us ahead of impressive brands such as Visa, Estée Lauder and Campbell’s Soup.
Notable numbers? Absolutely. And it’s only the beginning.
It’s an American holiday, yes, but it represents part of what Amway was built on: independence and opportunity. We can all celebrate that!
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend. (Our corporate offices will be closed today and tomorrow.) And for those in West Michigan, we hope you enjoy the fireworks in downtown Grand Rapids tonight as we continue our sponsorship of the event.
We’re fond of saying that Amway is a global business that thinks and acts locally. It’s a statement that guides everything we do, including the building of new facilities.
Take, for example, the start of construction on our new $95 million manufacturing plant in India. Following Hindu culture, we began our efforts with a ceremony called Bhoomi Puja, which means “Land Worship.” The ceremony requests permission from Mother Earth for goodwill and assistance as well as forgiveness for the disruption of many living things already on and in the land.
The end result is a 64-part diagram drawn in the northeastern part of the construction site symbolizing the Vaastu Purusha, or the energy surrounding the location. The event culminated with the digging of a pit nearby and the first stone being laid in it, marking the beginning of construction.
We’re excited to see what the future brings as we progress toward the opening of the facility in 2015. See more photos on our Amway Facebook page.
Construction is now going strong at our new Spaulding Avenue manufacturing facility, just down the road from our World Headquarters.
Last week we welcomed about 150 guests to mark the occassion and sign a beam that will be used as part of the project. Why the hoopla? The $81 million investment will add 3 billion tablets and 1.3 billion soft gel capsules to our annual capacity. On average, that’s 136 tablets/soft gels every single second of every day, helping to meet the needs of people around the globe.
So, what exactly will be happening at this plant? Take a look at the video below. You can also read more about our global expansion efforts in the Amway Global Newsroom and see photos from the beam signing on our Amway Facebook page.
We are happy to welcome several guests to our community Wednesday as we officially mark construction of our $81 million manufacturing and warehouse facility near our World Headquarters, one of seven sites around the world where we are expanding manufacturing.
But tomorrow the spotlight will be on our 317,000-square-foot plant at 5101 Spaulding Ave. SE. just down the road from our main campus. Since we’re renovating an existing building, a ground-breaking ceremony with gold shovels didn’t seem appropriate. So invited guests, including distributors, employees, local business and government officials and the media, will bear witness to a “beam-signing” to officially kick-off the project.
We anticipate the plant will yield 200 jobs over the next three years with construction wrapping up in 2015. Stay tuned!
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