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German Powerhouse Vorwerk Continues to Grow and Invest

Monday, 17 December, 2012

Vorwerk Managing Partners Walter Muyres and Reiner Strecker reported a successful 2011 for the Germany-based direct selling company, which closed the financial year 2011 with a 4.2 percent increase in sales and succeeded in boosting its pre-tax profits.

At a financial press conference held in Wuppertal, the partners reported that Vorwerk generated sales totaling 2.367 billion euros in 2011. Consolidated business volume, including new business in financial services, was up from 2.4 to 2.7 billion euros.

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DSE is recruiting a policy adviser

Thursday, 29 November, 2012

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director of DSE, the role of the Policy Adviser includes the following responsibilities:

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European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement on Distance Selling Directive

Monday, 8 October, 2012

On the 5 July 2012, in case of Content Services Ltd vs. Bundesarbeitskammer (Case C-49/11), the ECJ ruled that information given to a consumer on the website or via hyperlink after an online transaction is not a suitable way to inform consumers. According to Article 5 (1) of Directive 97/7/EC on the protection of consumers in respect of distance selling contract, the consumer must receive all necessary information prior to and/or at the time of transaction and this information should be communicated in a “durable medium”.

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New Managing Director at Direct Selling Europe (DSE)

Monday, 6 August, 2012

Oscar Arias has been appointed Managing Director of DSE, with effect as of August 2012.
Oscar Arias is an expert in public affairs with more than 10 years of experience in the EU lobbying world. He has over a decade of experience in EU governmental affairs and has worked on a wide range of sectors such as pharmaceuticals, bioenergy and aviation.

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Lux International grows by +5% in global revenue and +50% in profits completing the best year in its corporate history

Friday, 27 April, 2012

Lux International grows by +5% in global revenue and +50% in profits completing the best year in its corporate history

Following the strong growth in sales revenue of 2010, the Lux Group was able to increase its group sales also in 2011 with a solid growth of +5%. 2011 was in several aspects a very successful year for the Lux Group, as confirmed by its co-owner and CEO, Reto von der Becke:

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