Published February 17, 2009
Volume 17, Number 2

  • Hacienda’s Shaklee Corporation, the leading U.S. natural nutrition company, has launched Shaklee China, opening the Shaklee China headquarters last month in Beijing. Shaklee is one of several U.S. companies to have successfully been granted a Direct Selling license in China but the only company with a license that had not operated a business in China before.    

    “The launch of Shaklee China represents an incredible next step in the process of expanding Shaklee around the world,” says Shaklee chairman and CEO Roger Barnett. “We believe we will make a significant impact in the health and lifestyle of many, many people, as well as the planet, through this expansion, and are delighted to welcome China to the growing Shaklee family.”
  • TRIA Beauty, a company headquartered in Hacienda, has reached a distribution deal with QVC, a $7 billion multimedia retailer which reaches more than 166 million cable and satellite homes worldwide. The TRIA Personal Laser Hair Removal System is the first hand-held laser for at-home hair removal cleared by the FDA and available for sale directly to consumers in the U.S.    

    “We are excited to join forces with QVC to deliver TRIA Laser Hair Removal System to consumers nationwide,” says Kevin Appelbaum, CEO of TRIA Beauty. “The expansion to mainstream distribution is a clear sign that the home device market has matured. TRIA Beauty is poised as the leader in the space.”
  • Verizon Wireless collected a total of 1.13 million old and no-longer-used wireless phones in 2008 through its HopeLine phone recycling and reuse program. The donations enabled the HopeLine program, which supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs nationwide, to award more than $1.5 million in cash grants, generated by the sale of refurbished phones, to nearly 350 domestic violence agencies and organizations.    

    “Verizon Wireless is proud to have the best and most loyal customers in the industry. It is because of their continued support of HopeLine that together we are able to make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims,” says Lowell McAdam, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. “After more than a decade of focusing our efforts on domestic violence prevention and awareness, Verizon Wireless remains committed to ending abuse.”

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