In an era that has seen seemingly every third young woman in America attempt to sell her friends, family, and Facebook acquaintances something like LulaRoe leggings or It Works! wraps, it’s ironic that the fortunes of Avon, the 131-year-old direct-selling behemoth, have slid so far. But they’re trying.
Avon is one of a number of "direct selling companies" bucking the recession. No longer limited to "ladies," Avon's been able to recruit many new "representatives" of both sexes to vend their Reese Witherspoon-associated products. [Independent]