SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com), a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, announced today that its growing direct-selling conglomerate Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences has been named among the top 100 direct selling companies in the world by Direct Selling News and Business for Home.
Direct Selling News (“DSN”) is the leading trade publication for the direct selling industry and its annual DSN Global 100 ranking is a comprehensive list comprised of the elite companies in the direct selling industry and offers a unique perspective on the global impact of the industry on economic and social realms.
Youngevity is now ranked No. 81 on the 2015 DSN Global 100 list, based on 2014 annual revenue of $134.0 million. In 2014, Youngevity ranked No.89 on the same list.
For 2015, DSN introduced a new subset of the Global 100 list: the North America 50 list, which ranks the most significant companies in one of the world's largest direct selling markets. Youngevity is ranked No. 43 on the DSN North America 50 list.
Youngevity was featured in a Direct Selling News article “Youngevity: Acquisition is the Name of the Game” by Andrea Tortora, which discussed Youngevity’s growth over its 18 year history, recent acquisitions, and international expansion.
Youngevity was also named as one of the top social media direct selling companies in the video by the Today’s news anchor Sheinelle Jones Why at-home direct sales are skyrocketing and helping moms make money.
“We are honored to be named among the top 100 direct selling companies in the world for the third consecutive year,” said Steve Wallach, Youngevity’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud that Youngevity has distinguished itself as a leader in the industry and excited to announce this great news to our loyal shareholders, distributors, and customers. Youngevity is continuing to grow rapidly and we now offer more than 1,000 high-quality nutritional and lifestyle products in 70 countries and territories. We have built a solid foundation for our Company as we work toward our objective of becoming a significant player in the global direct selling industry.”
About Youngevity International Inc.
Youngevity International Inc., (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com ) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of networks." The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. The Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011, and changed its name to Youngevity International Inc. from AL International, Inc. in July 2013. For more information, visit www.YGYI.com or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Youngevity or follow us on Twitter @youngevity https://twitter.com/youngevity
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