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311/365 – Amway

Type: Private

Industry: Direct selling

Founded: 1959

Founder(s): Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel

Headquarters: Ada, Michigan, United States

Area served: Worldwide

Key people: Steve Van Andel (Chairman) Doug DeVos (President)

Products Amway Home, glister, G&H, Nutrilite, Artistry, AmwayQueen, eSpring, ATMOSPHERE.

Revenue: US$ 10.9 billion (2011)

Employees: 20,000

Parent: Alticor

Website: Amway.com

Amway is a direct-selling company that uses multi-level marketing to sell a variety of products, primarily in the health, beauty, and home care markets.

Amway was founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos. Based in Ada, Michigan, the company and family of companies under Alticor reported sales growth of 9.5%, reaching US$9.2 billion for the year ending December 31, 2010.

Its product lines include home care products, personal care products, jewelry, electronics, Nutrilite dietary supplements, water purifiers, air purifiers, insurance and cosmetics.

Amway conducts business through a number of affiliated companies in more than a hundred countries and territories around the world.

Amway was ranked No.114 among the largest global retailers by Deloitte in 2006, and No.32 among the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes in 2010.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway

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