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The Economic Times  May 15  Comment 
The lawsuit pertains to the Hero Cycles' product HERO RX-1 whose design is registered under the Designs Act, 2000 under No 270519, the official said.
SeekingAlpha  May 5  Comment 
MarketWatch  May 5  Comment 
Avon Products Inc. said Thursday it had a net loss of $165.9 million, or 38 cents a share, in the first quarter, wider than the loss of $147.3 million. or 33 cents a share, posted in the year-earlier period. The company said its adjusted per...
Clusterstock  May 5  Comment 
(Reuters) - Cosmetics maker Avon Products Inc reported a 16 percent decline in quarterly sales as it struggled to boost demand in Brazil and China. Net loss attributable to the company widened to $165.9 million, or 38 cents per share, in the...
NPR  Apr 28  Comment 
She's a Living Goods agent. The company styles its door-to-door health care deliveries after American businesses like Avon, Amway and Tupperware.
The Economic Times  Apr 18  Comment 
In one of the biggest drug hauls in the state, the Thane police had seized 18.5 tonne of banned drug Ephedrine, valued at Rs 2,000 crore, from the Solapur facility of Avon.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 18  Comment 
New Avon named Abbott Labs executive J. Scott White as its new chief executive as of next week, when he will be tasked with reinvigorating the former North American business of Avon Products.




 

Avon (NYSE:AVP) makes beauty and personal care products, including various types of cosmetics - lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, basically anything that would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift - apparel and accessories, and home and decoractive products. Avon's products face intense competition, from companies like Estee Lauder Companies (EL) and Revlon (REV), in all of its markets from both global and regional mid-end brand personal care products. To combat competition and improve brand recognition in US and global markets, Avon launched a Turn-around Plan in that included strategic initiatives to reduce costs, increased advertising spending, improve product quality, and improve sales profitability.

While the majority of Avon's competitors distribute their products to resellers such as department stores, drugstores, or cosmetic stores, Avon sells its products solely through its direct-selling channel of independently-contracted Active Sales Representatives and through its online website. However, the company's direct-selling business model is at risk for incurring more costs due to Representative dissatisfaction and global legal restrictions. Due to the company's reliance on its direct-selling business model, earning potential and satisfaction of its Representatives and maintaining its business model are essential for the company's success in global markets.

Company Overview

Avon produces and sells consumer packaged goods worldwide through its direct selling boutique store channel and its online channel.

Business Segments

Avon's revenues come from three main categories:

Business Growth

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