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The New Avon Lady

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Katie Jones sells Avon. Believe it or not, she does so without wearing a skirt suit, without dinging strangers’ doorbells, and without ever uttering the words “Avon calling.” Jones, 20, studies English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds a part-time data entry job, but relies on her Avon income

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Mary Kay Survives Retail Slump

The Wall Street Journal: WHILE retailers are calling for an end to tax breaks that encourage customers to buy online, the direct-sales retail channel is booming. Direct sales have averaged annual sales growth in Australia of 12.5 per cent over the past three years, compared with growth of 4.1 per cent for the retail sector

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Creating Beauty Buzz Votre Vu, a Sugar Grove, Ill., company that sells products containing ingredients from France, uses, in addition to parties, Twitter and iPhone applications to move merchandise. Mark, a line from Avon that is geared toward women ages 18 to 34, uses Facebook and iPhone applications as well as e-boutiques and celebrity endorsements. And Mary

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Toying With Passion Your grandma’s Tupperware parties will never be the same again. These days, women are throwing out conservative product parties in favor of something a little more risque — passion parties. A passion party, like a Tupperware party, brings in a consultant who sells their product to women. But instead of selling storage products, passion

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