Herbalife is one of the largest and the most trusted weight management and wellness firms in the world. With a presence in more than 90 countries and one of the largest direct selling networks, Herbalife is witnessing massive growth that is incomparable to its competitors. The stock prices of Herbalife are growing at a rapid pace as well, and that has caught the attention of the investors. Herbalife witnessed a surge in growth of around 80 percent in the last quarter of 2018, and it is expected to grow at the same pace in the year 2019.
Herbalife Nutrition manufactures over fifty weight management and wellness products that are produced after years of research and are approved by the concerned medical and food authorities. Herbalife has helped many people change their lives completely for good by accelerating the pace of their weight loss efforts. In the next few years, the company is doing research and planning to expand its product inventory by adding new flavors to its existing range as well as developing entirely new products. These are also the factors that are contributing to the surge in the company’s stock prices. With time, the revenue Herbalife is generating is increasing and it is catching the attention of many investors. In the year 2018, the net income was nearly $5 billion, and in the year 2019, it is expected to witness considerable growth.
Herbalife is known for the massive direct selling network that it has been able to create over the past four decades. It is due to its direct sales model is why the company today has a presence in nearly ninety countries and still growing. The direct sales model is what helps the company to continue its growth pace. There are tons of companies out there that are trying to give Herbalife a fierce competition, but the quality products backed by a robust direct selling network has not been able to find a level competitor. The direct selling network is directly responsible for helping the company’s products to reach out to people worldwide. The better the accessibility better is the revenue, and it is what has helped the company to reach over five billion in revenue last year.
One other reason why the direct selling model of Herbalife is so popular among the people is it gives them the opportunity to work in their convenient time. The people who are looking for an income opportunity that is flexible and would also influence their personal lives positively, joining Herbalife as an independent distributor is a great opportunity. As more and more people look for such opportunity, it is expected that the direct selling model of Herbalife would continue to grow at a higher pace in the time to come.
JD.com, otherwise known as Jingdong Mall has announced another technological breakthrough in Indonesia. It has completed Indonesia’s first drone flight approved by the government for delivery services in Southeast Asia. This marks the beginning of e-commerce revolution in Southern Asia region and Indonesia with commercial drone use subject to possible forthcoming regulatory approvals. Representatives from the Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation and Air Navigation of Indonesia were present to witness the flight. The news were announced in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
The test flight was conducted on January 8, 2019 in West Java. The flight involved the drone flying from Jagabita Village, through Parung Panjang to MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School. The drone delivered books and backpacks to students in the elementary school. The items delivered were part of the items Jingdong donated to the school. Jingdong Mall has demonstrated its commitment to social responsibility and philanthropy for a long time. Sometimes, it leverages on its diverse technology as well as nationwide logistics to support victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes.
JD.com partnered with JV to bring high quality e-commerce to Indonesia. JV is an e-commerce company that launched e-commerce operations in 2016 and grown to serve over 20 million customers across the nation. It leverages an extensive logistic network which includes 10 warehouses in seven islands, cutting across 483 cities as well as 6500 counties. The implementation of regular use of drones for deliveries in Indonesia will help both JD.com and JD.ID to provide efficient as well as reliable services to the citizens. JD.ID has also committed to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of major disasters such as earthquakes.
According to JD’s Chief Strategy Officer, Jon Liao, they felt privileged to contribute to the historical moment in Indonesia. The company recognizes the impact of drone deliveries because it has implemented the delivery system in China. Technology can have a big positive impact on people’s lives and JD.com expressed its commitment to work with the Indonesia government as well as WEF closely to harness the power of the technology. Find Related Information Here.
JD.com is WEF’s strategic partner as well as WEF’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s partner. WEF and JD have combined efforts to make sure drones succeeds in taking e-commerce to the next level in Indonesia.
A respected company like JD.com believes in sustainability and using the most state-of-the-art technology to lessen the human footprint on the earth. JD.com is known as one of the top e-commerce firms in mainland China. JD.com works very hard to be a company that upholds things like sustainability.
Recently, JD.com won an award in 2018 relating to “SEAL Business Sustainability” for being a great example of a firm that believes in sustainability. JD.com was among some powerful companies who also won the same award like Nike, Apple, Impossible Foods, Seventh Generation Patagonia and Samsung. The head of corporate social responsibility, Libo Ma and his fellow employees at JD.com were happy to receive the award. Leaders like Libo Ma are a crucial reason why JD.com was recognized for sustainability.
Jingdong Mall has a CSR team that helps to create a work environment that is focused on making key programs that push sustainable development. JD.com is sure to make every step of the sustainability process count. From producing their items to packaging their products, then selling and delivering their items, JD.com makes it count. Making sure that each step counts according to JD.com’s plan truly matters. JD.com mission to have a good impact on both the environment and China’s society was a very positive, sustainable and enduring one. And the SEAL Award proved it. Find Related Information Here.
Matt Harney had some positive things to say about JD.com’s impressive work concerning their ability to recycle items as well as other sustainability initiatives. JD.com also got a very high score as it concerns a direct impact on the environment. Matt Harney is one of the critical judges on that panel was responsible for giving JD.com their SEAL Award. Besides their focus on the environment and sustainability, Jingdong has taken a new approach to areas of medicine as well with blockchain technology.
Bitcoin (BTC) and altcoins like Litecoin (LTC and Ethereum (ETH) are related to the blockchain, but JD.com has made the most of it recently with their use of blockchain technology to create the JD Medicine Open Tracing Solution. Blockchain technology provides transparency regarding medical-focused supply chains and pharmaceuticals in native China. JD.com is based in China. And the JD Blockchain Open Platform will address the supply chain issues in China that exist. The authenticity of medicines is one of the issues that JD.com is looking to solve.
Customers of China’s retail leader JD.com or Jingdong Mall, recently got another dose of good news as it has been announced that it is unveiling what it calls its “JD Medicine Open Tracing Solution”.
This innovative solution is based on blockchain technology and is being implemented by Jingdong in an effort to give customers a greater amount of transparency in terms of the way the pharmaceutical products are supplied in China.
This new effort was announced during the Big Data Summit that JD.com held in Beijing during 2018. The authentic nature of medicines that consumers are being supplied with has been a major concern for the Chinese consumer base and this new solution is an effort to solve this issue.
The new solution is going to handle the tracing of medications, ranging from production all the way to the transport and storage of the medications. This solution will track these products all the way up to the point of the actual sale of the drug.
The motivation that is driving Jingdong to introduce the Medicine Open Tracing Solution comes from the fact that there have been several incidents in terms of safety that have been linked to medicines that have come into China. Expired vaccines have been one of these issues. The new solution is JD.com’s answer to making sure that these issues do not continue to persist. Go To This Page for additional information.
Jingdong has always maintained a strong record in regard to its supply chain. The company is known for the efficiency of its logistical and supply chain networks. The creation of this new solution comes in with the intent to ensure that Jingdong continues to be able to maintain its outstanding record in this regard. These moves are a part of a larger effort on the part of the retailing giant to continue to improve its already impressive system of supply and logistics.
Robert Deignan is ATS Digital Services’ Co-founder and CEO. ATS Digital Services helps customers deal with theirtechnological concerns by providing digital support assistance. The company provides its services worldwide. These services range from general troubleshooting, connectivity, and many other digital matters. Robert’s birthplace is in Florida, in the area of Fort Lauderdale. While growing up, Robert received a full football scholarship at Purdue University.
He would later graduate from the university with an Organizational Leadership degree. After university, Robert Deignan joined the Miami Dolphins, before moving to NY Jets. In 1998, he left the world of sports to start his first venture- Fanlink Inc. This company dissolved in 2001 after it faced severe challenges. Robert then moved to iS3 where he became Executive Vice President. He worked there for nine years and left in 2011.
That same year, Robert co-founded Inbound Call Experts, which would transform into ATS Digital Service. The idea for his company came up after realizing that malware was affecting many computers. The company is a success, and it helps individuals/ companies fix computer issues by remotely accessing a client’s PC.
Robert’s Insights on Outsourcing Business Services
Due to his success in the digital world, many entities reach out to Robert Deignan for advice on various issues. In a recent interview, Robert discussed essential services that a business can outsource to focus on what’s important. Here is Robert’s take:
Customer Service- There are remote customer service units that provide customer care for your business. Whether its phone calls, emails, or online chats, Robert advises business people to outsource this service to save their companies time and resources.
Sales- According to Robert, it is sometimes beneficial to outsource sales rather than forming an in-house sales team. It means leaving the vital job of service calls and maximizing sales revenue to experts.
Technical support- There are companies ready to handle your customers’ queries and complaints. By outsourcing computer diagnostics, hardware installations, and software assistance, a company can focus on what’s vital- developing the product.
Robert’s extensive experience makes him knowledgeable in many digital areas. Over the years he has worked to help customers solve computer issues so that their businesses run smoothly. Robert thinks that companies should also outsource live chats and back office operations.
With the rise of e-commerce, one of the traditional physical location, brick-and-mortar style business models that have taken a significant hit has been the bookstore industry. Across the entirety of the world, bookstores have seen major declines in all areas of sales due to the fact that online bookstores have become so prevalent and convenient for customers to use.
Traditional bookstores have really struggled to keep up and it has led to mass closings of many locations that still exist in a physical location. This would seem to be an impossible situation for the bookstore industry, but a number of booksellers in China are seeing a huge resurgence in their successes due to partnering with China’s leading e-commerce retailer, JD.com.
JD.com has sold books in its own business model for a number of years but now the retailing powerhouse is working hard to offer solutions to traditional book retailers. Forty-nine book retailers all together have joined forces with JD.com in order to gain access to the retailing power player’s extensive resources in terms of logistics and procurement of books to name just a few.
This August, JD.com announced their new “JD Blockchain Platform”. Enterprise-sized customers can use this platform to build and host their own blockchain apps in a way that is more convenient, transparent, and secure. This technology allows its users to make their operational procedures more efficient and gives their customers more visibility into them. One specific way this is being used it to trace food from where it was grown to throughout the supply chain.
The technology was previously available only to JD.com for use in its business model is now available to these brick-and-mortar retailers and it is making a huge difference for these companies to be able to take advantage of such an advanced supply chain that is the proprietary territory of JD.com.
This entire move to supply aid to these traditional bookstores is all a part of a larger initiative that JD.com has been promoting heavily as of recent. The goal is to offer the extensive resources that JD.com has to a number of countless small and medium range businesses that can benefit from accessing the kind of technology that only JD.com has available to it. This has been making huge differences for the bookseller industry and many more industries as well. See This Page for additional information.
Greg James Aziz, as Chairman, President & CEO of National Steel Car, continues to bring freight car expertise to the Canadian and global rail freight market. Railway, freight, and transportation partnerships have positioned National Steel Car to attain top global rank for the freight specialty niche. Manufacturing statistics for FY2018 reflect production stats for multi-thousand freight cars/per year. Gregory James Aziz committed to the continuance of engineering excellence, best practices and quality output for clientele.
Aziz has brought a technical and educational background to the firm with tenure at Ridley College and the University of Western Ontario. James Aziz started in the family wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods, importing fresh food product from Europe, Central and South America to then distribute within Canada and the United States. Personal experience in investment banking followed in New York, as underpinning for the subsequent 1994 purchase of National Steel Car.
A commitment to excellence and safety remains. As important is Gregory James Aziz philanthropic commitment. Canada is served with sponsorship of the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquarius, and the United Way. National Steel Car’s food drive for Hamilton food banks was established early as well as sponsorship of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Visit This Page to view his profile LinkedIn.
NSC adheres to North American regulations for rail tank car transport of flammable liquid cargo. Manufacturing metrics have been redesigned for stronger panels, safer construction of car body and ancillary support. Mr. Aziz is strongly in support of harmonization of North American/Canadian safety regulations, and operations have displayed this safety commitment. Lorraine Johnson, Chief Operating Officer stated: “By upgrading our technology at National Steel Car, we increase productivity and safety and contribute to a better environmental footprint for North America”. Robotics engineering has been improved for safety metric.
Happy to call Hamilton home, NSC remains positioned for quality engineering rail car manufacture for national and global clientele. Over 100 years- of excellence in engineering, now robotic, manufacturing distribution well positions future company growth. Prospective clients are encouraged to visit National Steel Car website information for their freight rail car solutions. Investment background does pay off for cutting-edge technological applications.
Victoria Doramus attended and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA. She majored in mass communication and journalism. In 2006, she was hired by Mindshare as an assistant media planner. Working here she gained valuable communication and marketing skill that would prove to be crucial for her future career. Later she worked for the Tendera Brand. Here she incorporated lifestyle trends into marketing campaigns and began her author and advertising career.
Later, her career path next landed with the Huffington Post, where she became a senior writer. In addition to being a senior writer, on the side she controlled a fashion blog for a client as created Trendcentral. Trendcentral is her online trend website and newsletter, about lifestyle trends. She also worked for Stila Cosmetics, a creative arts agency. She was also a personal assistant to film director and producer, Peter Berg. In addition to these career successes, she co-authored the Modern Girls Guide to Sticky Situation, by Jane Buckingham.
Today Victoria Doramus is a well-known digital and print media and digital professional. She has combined her knowledge in the fields of communication, advertising, branding and media to create a renowned reputation and professional career. As busy as she is, Victoria Doramus still make time to be a philanthropist and give support to her favorite charities.
Victoria pours her charitable contributions and philanthropic passions into her favorite non-profit organizations. Some of the organizations she supports include the Best Friends Animal Society, Room to Read, the Women’s Prison Association, and the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Best Friends Animal Society is an organization that protects animals by advocating for a no-kill policy. Room to Read is a non-profit that focuses on children’s literacy and girl’s education in Africa and Asia. The Women’s Prison Association works at all levels of the criminal justice system to promote alternatives to incarcerating women. And the Amy Winehouse Foundation is an organization that provides support to young people who have misused alcohol and drugs.
Through her charitable work and giving, Victoria Doramus is committed to helping others fulfill their dreams and succeed in life, as she has.
Ryan Seacrest is a noted radio and television personality as he hosts American Idol and “On Air with Ryan” as an article mentions Ryan’s involvement in the show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” for their second season. Ryan Seacrest’s main response was that he was glad that he was on the show with Kelly and believes they will get many big time actors and stars on the show. Kelly was equally excited to get them on the show in the upcoming season and that they are getting ready to break records. In his Forbes.com profile, Ryan Seacrest mentions that he enjoyed his vacation and actually relaxed, which is unlike him, since he is always working or doing something productive. Seacrest still managed to talk to his co-host Kelly Ripa and the brand new season is looking to be much better than the previous with more performances and stars on the show.
Ryan and Kelly already took to it to beat some of the Guinness World Records with them dancing to a specific one called the Floss dance as the two hosts and the audience danced together outside of the live studio in New York City. They managed to break the record with 349 people doing the Floss Dance in one minute and the next record was doing “The Most Basketball Under The Leg Dunks” but with a trampoline and being under one minute long. The record was beaten as Ryan and Kelly helped out some of the participants. Then the show had a guest named Bryan Berg, who is a professional cardstacker as he set out to beat the record for “Tallest House of Cards in One Hour” on the show. Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa were so happy that Berg was able to beat the record. Next, Kelly and Ryan would try to beat the record for “Fastest Time to Wrap a Person with Wrapping Paper,” as Kelly went to wrap Ryan with the paper to try and beat the record. Ryan and Kelly would the next day defy expectations by letting the producer of the show, Michael Gelman would become the youngest executive producer of a show. Find out more about Seacrest here.
Papa John’s CEO, Steve Ritchie, has reached out to the company’s customers with a heartfelt apology for the racist remarks of John Schnatter. Papa John’s has suffered from several blows to their image and their bottom line. After being dropped by the NFL as their official pizza because of comments about the national anthem protests, Schnatter used a racial slur during a conference call. This second issue resulted in Schnatter being removed from all things related to Papa John’s.
Steve Ritchie realized that he needed to do some damage control. So, he penned a letter to the company’s customers. In the letter, he made a clear apology and accepted responsibility. He also encouraged customers to hold him accountable. One thing he did try to connect with the customers is that the company is more than just Schnatter. The company has over 100,000 employees and these employees are people from their community, people that they know, and people that are trying to support their families. So, while the company needs to be accountable for the words of one man, customers need to understand that it was just that – the words of one man. He did not downplay the horrendous language or try to make light of it. He just wanted to make sure that people know the company is apologetic and will do its best to gain back the public’s trust.
This letter was certainly done in an effort to win back customers. However, it was contrite and realistic. The letter was the second letter to the customers. The first letter had the same basic content, but did not issue a clear apology and lacked empathy. Steve Ritchie made sure to revamp the letter and include both the apology and the empathetic tone. And, this is probably what many people want to hear. People despise companies that make excuses and refuse to take accountability. Ritchie made sure to make it clear that he wants transparency and he wants to know when customers think there need to be changes. He also took on the responsibility of being on the front lines of these changes. Learn more about the new CEO by going to bizjournals.com.