Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 is a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories. Avon had annual sales of $5.7 billion worldwide in 2016.
It is the fifth-largest beauty company and, with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct-selling enterprise in the world (after Amway). Avon Products is a multi-level marketing company. The company’s CEO is Jan Zijderveld, who was appointed to the position in February 2018.
|Founded||1886; 132 years ago|
|Founder||David H. McConnell|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
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Direct selling is an integral part of their business. They have around 5. 4 million Avon representatives in over 100 countries. 2-Avon has enabled a very large number of independent representatives to earn commission by selling Van’s products. 3- Previously Avon has a homey image of their brand focusing house wives but afterwards they have […]
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1. What organizational structure problems did Avon experience prior to the reorganization? Prior to its reorganization, Avon had an over arching tall hierarchal structure with a departmentalized – divisional organizational structure. The tall hierarchal structure or the narrow span of control accounted for the senior managers not being aware of what was happening on the […]
MKT 600-011 [Weekly Critique Notes] Case Title: Future of Avon China: Direct Sales, Retail Sales or Both 1. What is the central issue in this case? Avon China [who] is given the opportunity to consider the previously successful but fallen direct sales strategy which possesses challenges alongside the opportunity [what] in the distant future [when] […]
David McConnell founded his company, Avon was first known as the California Perfume Company. The company was named Avon in 1939, as a tribute to his favorite Miter, William Shakespeare. As the first “Avon Lady”, Mrs.. P. F. E. Label initiated the company’s famous direct-selling method, and her name is still honored today in the […]
Organizational Mission Avon wants to provide everyone with high quality and innovative health and beauty products as well as financial opportunities through sales representatives that are easily obtainable, in many ways, in every part of the world. Avon hopes by bringing these products to everyone everywhere through global markets the company can improve the quality […]
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