Doris Christopher in her home's basement founded pampered Chef in 1980. The company sold kitchenware at social events where a homemaker would demonstrate the items and sell them. The popularity of the products picked up during the late 1980s and 1990s. The company had its global foothold expanded in the late 1990s, picking up markets in Canada, the UK, and Germany. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway firm picked up the company in 2002. In 2014, Tracy Britt Cool was appointed as the company's CEO.
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Founded in 1985 in Ahlen, Germany, LR World is a health and beauty company in the multi-level marketing industry. LR World distributes products through thousands of global sales partners and conducts its own scientific research under the guidance of a scientific advisory council. The company's mission is to "give every individual on the planet the chance to better their quality of life with innovative and high-quality products, an attractive business model for sales partners, and numerous opportunities for all employees."
Life Force International is in the health and wellness industry. The company was founded in 1984 by Wayne Hillman and his wife Gerri Hillman. Gerri was suffering from a mysterious ailment that gave her frequent headaches and left her physically exhausted. Wayne began his quest for a way to help his wife and experimented with a number of ingredients. Eventually, he was able to put together a blend of nine varieties of sea vegetables and aloe vera now known as Body Balance that helped his wife overcome her illness. Today, Life Force International operates globally to help others achieve better health and financial success.
Neways was established in 1987 and creates nutritional, personal care, and household products. Their goal is to create healthy and environmentally safe homes that are free from exposure to ingredients that are potentially harmful.
Neways is a direct sales network-marketing company in the health and wellness industry that operates in over 30 countries. Neways formulates, manufactures, and distributes all of its products in their own facilities. The company's corporate headquarters are situated in Springville, Utah and owns ten additional offices around the world.
With the goal of producing the most effective wellness solutions in the world, Nikken was created by Isamu Masuda in 1975. The first Nikken product created was the Magstep focused on solving the problem of sore feet and body fatigue. Nikken eventually expanded to North America in 1988 and has since grown to countries around the world such as Guatemala and El Salvador. Masuda's philosophy is that total wellness relies on the following: healthy body, mind, family, society, and finances. These five factors are called the five pillars of health at Nikken. He felt that Nikken was the answer to helping people establish a health balance in life while handling the pressures of daily living.
Sunrider International started in 1982 by Dr. Tei-Fu Chen in the state of Utah. The company seeks to operate by its values of integrity, quality, rewarding, creativity, loyalty, and giving. Sunrider researches, develops, and manufactures more than 400 health and beauty products for people around the world. In 2010, Sunrider International had a total of eight manufacturing facilities, nine company stores, and 1,500 Sunrider authorized stores. The multi-level marketing company has a system in regions around the world from Malaysia to Australia. Sunrider International headquarters is also home to the Chen Art Gallery which showcases Chinese art and antiquities. Since 2006, Dr. Chen expanded Sunrider International's business opportunities by creating the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Group which includes the Sunworld Hotel Beijing.