Avon expands into the health and wellness category with the introduction of nutritional supplement line, Espira

Nutritional supplements custom designed with ingredients to restore and boost natural energy

NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the leading social selling company in North America for over 130 years, expands into the health and wellness category with the introduction of Espira by Avon—a nutritional supplement line uniquely designed with naturally-sourced ingredients to restore and boost natural energy for women and men.

“We are rapidly transforming Avon to become the leading social selling company in North America, and broadening our portfolio into the health and wellness category will be a key driver of our success.  The Espira launch is a natural evolution for us – Avon has been taking care of women and their families for over a century,” says Scott White, Avon Chief Executive Officer.  “We are very proud to enter this critical category with a highly innovative, high performing line of products that is unlike any other on the market today.  Our Representatives are excited for the opportunity to build their businesses and reach new customers with Espira.”

Created by leading nutrition-industry experts and made from the highest quality ingredients from whole foods and superfoods, Espira products use non-GMO ingredients that are free from artificial flavors and colors, and preservatives. Packed with essential energy-building nutrients, they contain clinically studied ingredients to achieve noticeable results.

“The name Espira was derived from the words aspire and inspire – born out of a desire to help people feel and look their best,” says Betty Palm, President of Social Selling for Avon.  “The inspiration for Espira came directly from our Representatives as they lead busy lives as moms, nurturers, care givers, volunteers, community members – and CEOs of their households and of their Avon businesses.  Our goal was to develop products that would support them and their customers in living healthier, more productive lives.”

Through extensive research, Avon has identified and addressed specific areas of concern in consumers’ lives. The Espira collection includes 11 products categorized into three principles of wellness: Restore, Boost and Glow. Some products will provide quick results, with visible change within the first bottle (30 days).  Other products are for every day and focused on vitality, natural energy and better basics to give a strong nutritional foundation.

  • Restore products have ingredients that help create a healthy balance by reducing occasional stress, and enhancing restful sleep.† Key ingredients include Sensoril®, L-theanine, vitamin B, magnesium, fish oil, and antioxidants from 50+ fruits, and vegetables. These ingredients’ benefits include:
    • Calm – Provides natural, non-drowsy stress relief†
    • Restful Sleep – Relaxes both your body and mind so you can sleep better†
    • Daily Essentials – A complete daily nutritional support pack for a solid nutritional foundation sourced from whole foods for Women, Women 40+, and Men
    • Multivitamins – 100% of the daily value of 19+ essential vitamins and minerals for Women, Women 40+, and Men
  • Boost products contain ingredients to help revitalize the body by maintaining a healthy metabolism, clearing out one’s system and controlling hunger.† Key ingredients include protein, probiotic, fiber, green tea, cacao, and whole coffee fruit, and have the following benefits which include:
    • The Metabolism Boost System (designed to work together but can be used separately)
      • Plant Power Protein – Non-GMO, gluten-free and soy-free, natural plant protein without the high calories or sugar, and artificial ingredients of most protein powders
      • Ideal Cleanse – A 3-day, gentle cleanse to help you feel lighter and reduce occasional bloating†
      • Hunger Block – A natural hunger control formula with glucomannan to help reduce food cravings†
      • Metabolism Boost – Helps stimulate your metabolism to help burn more calories*†
    • Natural Energy – A powerful combination of naturally-sourced ingredients for increased focus and energy†
  • Glow products help hair, skin and nails look their best by protecting you from daily damage and restoring cells while you sleep.† Key ingredients include antioxidants, biotin, vitamin C, and collagen peptides, and their benefits include:
    • Beauty Inside & Out System (designed to work together but can be used separately)
    • AM Protect – Helps protect skin and build healthier hair and nails†
    • PM Restore – A powdered mix that helps support skin and nail quality in just 30 days†

“The Espira line is an easy solution for men and women searching for better sleep, boosted energy, and overall better nutritional support,†” says Ashley Koff, registered dietitian and consulting nutritionist for Avon.  “Espira supplements are a naturally sourced option made with the highest quality ingredients to help promote a healthy lifestyle.”

Approximately 70 percent of adult Americans currently use at least one supplement product to help support their overall health.1 Whether consumers are looking to kick-start their nutritional foundation or hoping to address a specific issue, they can feel and see many of the benefits of Espira by Avon within 30 days— just in time for the New Year resolutions.

Espira by Avon products are available for $12 – $35 each exclusively through Avon Representatives or online at www.avon.com.  To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.

About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark.by Avon, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130-year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Avon philanthropy has contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*With reduced dietary intake and exercise.

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Avon and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade mark 25 year legacy of raising breast cancer awareness

Avon Introduces Fundraising and Awareness Campaigns in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the leading social selling company in North America, announced its efforts to build on its 25 year legacy of raising breast cancer awareness. With the help of its woman to woman network of Avon Representatives, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed more than $800 million globally to breast cancer causes, educated 180 million about breast health, and funded more than 145 million people about breast health.

“Avon has a long-standing commitment to women and we are proud of our Avon Breast Cancer Promise to ensure every woman, every day is breast health aware,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer, New Avon LLC. “Connections and conversations between women are at the heart of Avon. Over the last 25 years, our Representatives have united as a force for good in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer. Each pink ribbon product sold, each brochure distributed, and every conversation can be a valuable trigger for women to take action for their own wellbeing.”

“There is still much work to be done in raising awareness of breast cancer, particularly its signs, risks and how to act on concerns about it,” said Dr. Paul Goss, Chairman of the Avon Foundation Scientific Advisory Board and Director of Breast Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. “Awareness is essential, since it increases the likelihood that breast cancer is detected at an early stage. Early detection is the most effective way of saving lives, it is crucial to tackling breast cancer.”

Avon and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade work year round to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. Among the initiatives launching in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, include:

Shop for the Greater Goods,” an exclusive boutique featuring limited-edition Pink Hope fundraising products. Available through Avon Representatives, the collection offers unique products, including an official signature lipstick shade, Pure Pink, within the top-selling Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick line. Avon will donate 20% of net profits from these products – up to $1 million in 2017 – to the Avon Foundation for Women to support Avon Breast Cancer Crusade programs across the country.

Thousands of walkers, including many Avon Representatives and employees, will take part in the AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer as they walk 39 miles to raise awareness and funds in New York City on October 14 and 15. This is the seventh and final walk of the 2017 season which has raised more than $600 million dollars since its inception in 2003.

Launch of the new Avon Breast Cancer Crusade website which features the 8 Simple Steps to Check Yourself. The site also highlights the efforts the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade is making to improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in survival rates.

Funds raised from all Avon Breast Cancer initiatives go towards programs such as the Avon Access to Care Program, which has awarded more than 790 grants to 200 hospitals across the country through the end of 2016, totaling more than $235 million. Funding also supports seven Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Centers of Excellence, all located at major academic medical centers. Avon grants enable these Centers to develop new programs to reach and treat the underserved populations in the respective communities, providing them direct access to the cutting-edge advancements in treatment and care that are being developed at these same institutions.

To learn more about Avon, to purchase a product from the Shop for the Greater Goods, or to locate an Avon Representative, visit avon.com.

About New Avon LLC

New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark.by Avon, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

About the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade

Since 1992, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has been working to improve breast cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in survival rates. The Crusade’s strategic grant making reflects: a holistic and place-based approach in high-need areas throughout the United States; a commitment to enabling access to medical advances and support services for breast cancer patients, particularly those from vulnerable populations; and a commitment to investing in research on the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of breast cancer. In the U.S., the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade manages the Avon Foundation for Women’s breast cancer programs. The Avon Foundation for Women partners with affiliate Avon Foundations and Avon markets around the world for additional programming. In total, Avon and the Foundation have contributed more than $800 million to breast cancer programs around the world through 2015. To learn more, visit www.avonbcc.org.

Media Contacts:

For Corporate Communications:

Liz Micci
Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
emicci@gpg.com

For Beauty & Representative PR:

Lisa DaCosta-Nunez
Public Relations
+1 (212) 282-6078
lisa.dacosta-nunez@avon.com

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Avon’s New Fundraising Initiative and Grant To Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

New Limited-Edition Fundraising Tote Introduced by Avon, Featuring Artwork Designed by Three Children Who Resided with Their Mother at One of Sanctuary for Families’ Shelters

NEW YORK, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 4, 2017), New Avon LLC (“Avon”) and the Avon Foundation for Women launch a new fundraising initiative in support of domestic violence victims, and announce a new grant to Sanctuary for Families (“Sanctuary”), New York City’s largest service provider for survivors of domestic violence and their children, bringing total amount contributed to over $675,000. The new $5,000 grant was  presented to the organization by local-area Avon Representatives on Thursday, April 27, with all funds supporting the organization’s five New York City family shelters and their essential supportive services for domestic violence victims.

Avon’s new fundraising product, the Branching Out Empowerment Tote, launches just in time for Mother’s Day 2017. This limited-edition tote bag was created through Avon’s unique partnership with Sanctuary’s Children’s Collaborative Art Project. Through the program, Avon reviewed dozens of children’s artwork, and selected a painting created by three young children who resided with their mother at one of Sanctuary’s shelters. The painting features a large, colorful tree with many branches – symbolizing their family tree, filled with hope, healing and growth. To learn more about the project, visit Avon Insider at www.avon.com/blog.

“Avon has a longstanding commitment to empowering women,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of New Avon, LLC. “We are proud to continue our support of Sanctuary for Families and are inspired by their work to bring hope and opportunity for domestic violence survivors and their families. It is an honor for us to partner with Sanctuary by introducing the Branching Out Empowerment Tote to raise critical awareness and funds to benefit the 1 in 4 women who are victims of domestic violence in the U.S.”

Christine Jaworsky, Director of the Avon Foundation and its leading Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program added, “We’re excited to bring this project to life with Sanctuary for Families, an organization that shares the Avon Foundation for Women’s dedication to providing support and opportunities to domestic violence survivors.”

Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program has provided more than $40 million for domestic and gender-based violence programs in the United States. It has funded hundreds of emergency domestic violence shelters, like those that Sanctuary provides, offering a safe space for women and children in imminent danger where they can heal emotionally, physically, and move toward self-sufficiency, and learn positive coping skills. Since 2010, Avon has helped serve more than 11 million domestic violence victims.

“We are grateful for our partnership with the Avon Foundation for Women, an organization that shares our deep commitment to empowering women and breaking the cycle of domestic violence,” said Judge Judy Harris Kluger, Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families. “For over 20 years, Avon has supported Sanctuary for Families, and through this funding we provide essential services to victims in New York City. We are thrilled to unveil the new Branching Out Empowerment Tote with the company and we honor the special artists from our shelter who helped create it.”

Avon’s Branching Out Empowerment Tote can be purchased exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com. For every Empowerment Product purchased, Avon will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the Avon Foundation for Women to support the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program.

About New Avon LLC

New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

About Sanctuary for Families

Founded in 1984 as a small network of safe homes, Sanctuary for Families (Sanctuary) is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Sanctuary annually provides clinical, legal, shelter and career training services for over 15,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable abuse victims and children. Sanctuary’s Legal Center is the largest domestic violence legal program in the U.S., and their model clinical programs are at the forefront in developing targeted services for immigrants, children, and other at-risk populations. These direct services are complemented by extensive outreach, training and education which annually reaches over 40,000 community leaders, professionals, government officials and others concerned about the crime of domestic violence and resources available for victims.

Media Contacts:

For Corporate Communications:

Liz Micci
Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
emicci@gpg.com

Kristina Jorge
Avon Corporate Communications
+1 (212) 282- 5852
Kristina.Jorge@avonusa.com

Source: Avon

Avon starts 2017 season of AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

AVON 39’s National Advertising Features Avon Representative & Associate Walkers

New York, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the leading social selling beauty company in North America, and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade today announced the kick off of AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. Now in its 15th year, the 2017 season begins this weekend in Houston, followed by Washington, D.C. (May 6-7), Chicago (June 3-4), Boston (June 24-25), San Francisco (July 8-9), Santa Barbara (September 9-10) and New York (October 14-15).

United by the theme #FierceIsForever, the two-day, 39.3 mile walks celebrate the strength and philanthropic commitment of participants who raise a minimum of $1,800 to accelerate breast cancer research; improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer. The 2016 AVON 39 event series drew more than 13,000 participants from across the country, including 1,728 breast cancer survivors, who raised more than $30 million to advance access to breast health care. Since the series’ launch in 2003, more than 235,000 participants have raised nearly $620,000,000. Funds raised are distributed by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations with the goal of improving breast cancer outcomes and reducing disparities in survival rates.

“As the company for women, we are proud of our strong purpose-driven mission to improve the lives of women – and this includes our long-term commitment to the fight against breast cancer. I’ve had the great privilege of participating in the AVON 39 Walk and being a part of the powerful community of walkers. I’m inspired by the individuals whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, and who have their own personal reason for wanting to take part and make a difference,” says Scott White, Chief Executive Officer, New Avon LLC. “The AVON 39 experience is such a point of pride for our thousands of Representatives and employees – many who will walk, donate or cheer to take us one step closer to ending breast cancer once and for all.”

This year, AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer advertising features alumni walkers sharing their personal experiences, including an Avon Representative and employee:

  • Avon Representative, Laura Whitaker: A breast cancer survivor, entrepreneur and second time New York AVON 39 walker. Laura is a true warrior, and has been cancer-free for a year. In 2016, she walked 34 miles of the AVON 39 journey and looks forward to completing the full walk this year. Laura walks to support finding a cure and to inspire other breast cancer survivors.
  • Avon employee, Christina Satturo: A Merchandising Manager in the company’s Fashion department, Christina is a third year veteran of the AVON 39 New York event. She originally joined “Team Avon” as a way to get more involved with the company, and to feel connected to women in her family that have been impacted by breast cancer. Christina walks for her grandmother, aunt, and close friend, and to raise awareness for all women who are unable to get appropriate treatment and care.

To get a behind the scenes look at Laura and Christina’s AVON 39 photoshoot, visit Avon Insider at www.avon.com/blog.

“We are delighted to be entering our 2017 Walk season,” said Kevin Honeycutt, President and CEO of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. “Over the last 15 years, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has allocated the funds raised by AVON 39ers to organizations that help women and men, regardless of their ability to pay, get the breast cancer care they need. Funds from the Walks have greatly improved the daily lives of breast cancer patients across the country, especially those in high-risk, underserved populations, and we look forward to furthering this impact in 2017, with the ultimate goal of taking down breast cancer once and for all.”

Details About AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer begins with an inspirational opening ceremony. AVON 39 participants then start their challenge of walking 26.2 miles throughout the host city, assisted by an all-volunteer crew and cheered on by supporters. Participants spend the night at Basecamp 39, featuring pink two-person tents, hot showers and meals, entertainment and leisure activities, as well as volunteer medical services provided by AVON 39 Medical Sponsors.

On day two, after completing the final 13.1 miles, participants join family and friends to celebrate their achievement at a closing ceremony. During the ceremony, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade awards new grants to breast cancer organizations in the Walk city to ensure the funds raised benefit the local community immediately.

How to Register for AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer: 

Registration is open for the 2017 events:

For more information about AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, visit www.avon39.org or join the #FierceIsForever conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer

AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer is the largest fundraising event for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Since its launch by the Avon Foundation for Women in 2003, more than 235,000 participants have raised nearly $620,000,000 in the fight to end breast cancer. Funds raised at each event provide direct impact in the area where the event takes place, and also help make sure that care and research programs nationwide have adequate resources to make the most progress possible. For more information about AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, visit www.avon39.org or join the #FierceIsForever conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About New Avon LLC 

New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. New Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about New Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

Media Contacts:

For Corporate Communications:

Liz Micci
Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
emicci@gpg.com

Kristina Jorge
Avon Corporate Communications
+1 (212) 282- 5852
Kristina.Jorge@avonusa.com

For Beauty & Representative PR:

Lisa DaCosta-Nunez
Public Relations
+1 (212) 282-6078
lisa.dacosta-nunez@avon.com

Source: AVON

Avon announces $500,000 in grants to support safety and empowerment of women and families across the United States

Avon Foundation for Women Provided $500,000 to Support 32 Domestic Violence Organizations Across the United States; Fundraising Driven by Avon Representatives Through Empowerment Product Sales

NEW YORK, NY, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women today announced $500,000 in grants that are supporting the safety and empowerment of women and families across the United States. Through its partnership with 32 unique local non-profit organizations, Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative is benefiting 2017 programs that will help ensure more domestic violence victims have access to the vital services needed to help them rebuild their lives. With more than $40 million contributed to domestic violence programs across the country, Avon is one of the largest corporate supporters of the cause in the United States.

“Avon is rightly known as the company for empowering women, a commitment that has been strong since its founding. For 130 years, our company has given women the opportunity to earn financial freedom through our direct selling model. These earnings have a powerful impact, not only on a woman’s life, but also on the lives of her family and her community,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of New Avon. “Yet, we know that women cannot be truly empowered unless their health and safety are guaranteed. We are proud to partner with incredible organizations across the country that provide critical support for domestic violence survivors – and help to create a world where women and families can continue to prosper.”

“With one in four women affected by domestic violence in her lifetime, the Avon Foundation for Women has set out to support the organizations that provide vital resources to today’s victims,” said Christine Jaworsky, Director of the Avon Foundation and leading its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program. “Through important partnerships like these, together we hope to break the cycle of domestic violence for women once and for all.”

Each of the beneficiaries offer ongoing support to victims in their communities, including delivering essential services such as shelter, counseling, educational and professional training, survivor advocacy and case management, among other important resources. Avon is honored to support the following organizations:

  • A Safe Haven Foundation – Chicago, IL
  • Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council – Lancaster, CA
  • Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence – Dayton, OH
  • Casa Central Social Services Corporation – Chicago, IL
  • Casa Pensamiento de Mujer del Centro Inc. – Aibonito, PR
  • Center Against Sexual Family Violence Inc. – El Paso, TX
  • Center for Hope and Safety – Rochelle Park, NJ
  • Children and Families of Iowa: Family Violence Center Midwest – Des Moines, IA
  • Elizabeth House – Pasadena, CA
  • Eva’s Village – Paterson, NJ
  • Faith House Inc. – Lafayette, LA
  • Fayette County Council On Domestic Violence Inc. – Fayetteville, GA
  • Five Acres: The Boys & Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles County – Altadena, CA
  • Florida Resources Center for Women & Children, Inc. – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Foothill Family Service – Pasadena, CA
  • Good Shepherd Shelter of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
  • Haven Hills, Inc. – Canoga Park, CA
  • Haven of Hope – Cambridge, OH
  • Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc. – Morristown, NJ
  • My Sister’s Place – White Plains, NY
  • Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. – Marinette, WI
  • Ruth’s House Inc. – Washington, NC
  • Safe & Sound Somerset Inc. – Hillsborough, NJ
  • Safe Homes of Orange County – Newburgh, NY
  • Shepherds Door – Pasadena, CA
  • Task Force on Domestic Violence Hope Inc. – Fairmont, WV
  • The Lighthouse – Lancaster, OH
  • Urban Resource Institute – New York, NY
  • Volunteer Counseling Services, Inc. – New City, NY
  • Women Helping Women – Cincinnati, OH
  • Women’s Crisis Center, Inc. – Hebron, KY
  • YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago – Chicago, IL

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to help end the cycle of domestic violence for women, their families and future generations. Today, Avon has provided more than $40 million for domestic and gender violence programs in the United States, helping serve more than 11 million domestic violence victims since 2010. This commitment is driven by the tireless dedication of Avon Representatives that have actively fundraised for Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program through the sales of Empowerment merchandise, donating 20% of proceeds of products like the Empowerment Strength Charm Bracelet and Sterling Silver Empowerment Ring to the cause. To support Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence efforts, visit Avon.com, and learn more about the program’s impact at Avon.com/blog.

Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, and to provide direct services for victims and their families. Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed more than $60 million globally to support this goal. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by raising funds through special product sales and educating women around the world through its army of nearly six million Avon Representatives. For more information, visit www.avonfoundation.org.

About Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women
Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused on causes that matter most to women. Together, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion in over 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and advancing access to quality care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. The company’s global markets sell special products to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and domestic violence, conduct hundreds of events for these causes, and educate women around the world through its global network of nearly six million Avon Representatives.

SOURCE: New Avon LLC.

Media Contacts

For Corporate Communications:

Liz Micci
Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
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New Avon LLC to relocate its NYC corporate headquarters from Midtown Manhattan to One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway

New York State’s Empire State Development Incentive to Support Company’s Expansion and Relocation to Brookfield’s One Liberty Plaza

New York, NY, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”), the leading social selling beauty company in North America, today (February 16, 2017) announced plans to relocate its New York City corporate headquarters from Midtown Manhattan to One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, in Lower Manhattan. Avon will move approximately 400 employees into an approximately 91,000 square foot space on two floors of the 54-story tower owned by Brookfield Properties.

Avon’s move is made possible in part by its partnership with New York State’s Empire State Development (ESD). The agency has provided the company with performance-based benefits including Excelsior Jobs Program refundable tax credits to support its expansion.

“As we work to build the best social selling experience for Avon Representatives and consumers, it was important for us to find an emerging and high energy location to inspire our innovative, entrepreneurial culture,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer of New Avon LLC. “We were attracted to Lower Manhattan because it is a vibrant and growing area, anchored by the Freedom Tower and the Westfield World Trade Center. This location will embody the Avon of the future, so we’d like to thank Governor Cuomo and the team at Empire State Development for helping us make this exciting move a reality.”

“As the state’s business climate continues to improve, we are seeing more and more major companies, like Avon, choosing to relocate or expand their headquarters in New York State,” said ESD President, Chief Executive Officer & Commissioner Howard Zemsky. “This company has a long, successful legacy operating in New York and we look forward to the new jobs and economic opportunity generated by their continued growth in the Empire State.”

Avon’s headquarter employees represent all core enterprise functions, including Marketing, Merchandising, Digital, Legal, Innovation, Finance, Human Resources and Supply Chain. The new location will feature an open concept to support employee collaboration and innovation. Avon expects to officially move into its new headquarters by late summer 2017.

One Liberty Plaza, with its central location at Broadway and Liberty Street, is one of the most prestigious buildings in Lower Manhattan. The 54-story, 2.3-million-square-foot steel and glass tower provides sweeping views of New York Harbor, the Hudson and East Rivers, and the surrounding areas. It features an open plaza at its entrance with direct access to Zuccotti Park. One Liberty Plaza’s tenant base is comprised of leading companies in a diverse array of industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Avon to One Liberty Plaza and Lower Manhattan,” said Brookfield Properties Executive Vice President David Cheikin. “Leading companies seeking a vibrant location that will help them attract, retain and motivate top talent continue to identify Lower Manhattan – and Brookfield sites like One Liberty Plaza in particular – as the right one for them, and Avon is the latest example of that.”

About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. New Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as ANEW, Avon Color, mark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and the company also proudly supports the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about New Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

About Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I Love NY,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, please visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov.

Contact:
Kristina Jorge
New Avon LLC
Kristina.Jorge@avonusa.com
(212) 282-5852

Source: Avon

Avon “This is Boss Life” campaign encourages women to take step beyond their typical 9-to-5 work life

NEW YORK, NY, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Avon launched more female bosses than any other company in the past century, now New Avon LLC (“Avon”) has commissioned a survey for National Boss’s Day (October 17), which found that most Americans (80 percent) would love to be their own boss. The research was conducted in conjunction with Avon’s recently unveiled advertising campaign, “This is Boss Life.” The new campaign highlights the flexibility and financial opportunity of becoming an Avon Representative, and encourages women to take a step beyond their typical 9-to-5 work life and say hello to a new kind of life where they are the boss.

“Avon is a 130 year old iconic American brand with a history of empowering women. The ‘This is Boss Life’ campaign highlights Avon as the company that enables women to start and run a business on her own terms,” said Scott White, Chief Executive Officer, New Avon. “We provide the support, training and tools our Representatives need to build successful businesses- providing a path to financial opportunity and independence.”

Avon’s survey goes on to reveal what participants believe are the most positive attributes associated with being your own boss, citing “flexibility to set my hours” as the biggest benefit (57 percent of women and 44 percent of men). Other noteworthy benefits include, “No one telling me what to do,” (29 percent of women and 34 percent of men),“More money,” (16 percent of women and 22 percent of men) followed by 19 percent of women declaring less office politics would be a major plus of being their own boss.

Avon Boss Life Survey Results Infographic

Today, on National Boss’s Day, Avon is taking the opportunity to invite women – and men – everywhere to take control of their lives and start living the Avon Boss Life. The “This is Boss Life” print campaign features the real-life success stories of Avon Representatives Georgiana Haynes, Lydia Osolinsky and Carlos and Milagros Garcia. Lydia explains what being her own boss means to her, “For me, being my own boss is about the ownership in success – and that’s empowering. I have the control to make changes to get what I need — there’s always another way to make things happen. I love that Avon is a part of that.” To learn more about their stories, visit the Avon Beauty for a Purpose Blog here.

The television commercial features the campaign heroine bored by her job – until she discovers a brand new life as an Avon Representative. The music video-style commercial is set to the energetic, well-known female anthem, “I Will Survive.” The re-imagined lyrics include such affirmative statements as “I should have done this years ago/I should have broken free/If I’d known for just one second I could be the boss of me” and “Oh as long as I’ve got Avon and the newest shade of gloss/I’ve got passion, can’t you see?/‘Cause my future’s up to me/Yeah, I’m a Boss.”

To celebrate National Boss’s Day, Avon has uploaded the re-imagined “I Will Survive” campaign song on video messaging app Dubsmash to let users record and share a video of themselves lipsyncing the song. All are also invited to share a photo of what your Boss Life looks like using Avon’s #BeautyBoss photo frame on any of your social media channels.

Visit sellavon.com and start living the Avon Boss Life today.

Methodology –Avon Boss Life Survey
The Avon Boss Life Survey is an omnibus survey of 1,130 American adults 18+. It was designed and conducted online by Finn Partners between September 30th and October 2nd, 2016. The sample was stratified and the data was weighted slightly by region, age, gender, income, and race in order to ensure a proportional, representative sample. This survey has a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The margin of error is higher for subgroups within each sample.

About New Avon LLC
New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America. The company generated over $1 billion in revenues during 2015, and has nearly 400,000 independent sales Representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as Anew, Avon Color, mark., and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and the company also proudly supports the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about New Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

Media Contacts:

Liz Micci
The Glover Park Group
+1 (646) 495-2700
emicci@gpg.com

Kristina Jorge
Avon Corporate Communications
+1 (212) 282-5852
Kristina.Jorge@avonusa.com

Source: Avon

Avon LLC announces the appointment of Anjana Srivastava to newly-established role of President, Health and Wellness

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”) announced the appointment of Anjana Srivastava as the company’s President of Health and Wellness in the U.S. This is a newly-established role for Avon, marking the company’s expansion into the Health and Wellness market. Health and Wellness is currently the largest product category in the direct selling channel, representing 33.5% of total sales. It is also the fastest growing segment in the channel, increasing 16.3% to $12.1 billion in 2015.1 This initiative, set to launch in 2017, is consistent with Avon’s strategy of broadening its consumer base through a competitive product portfolio, while at the same time providing compelling earnings opportunities for Avon Representatives.

Ms. Srivastava, a direct selling industry veteran and accomplished scientist, will lead the health and wellness vision for New Avon, and will be responsible for building the team and strategy for this expansion, with a focus on engaging strategic partners, identifying new product opportunities and bringing innovative products to market. Ms. Srivastava reports directly to Scott White, Chief Executive Officer for New Avon LLC, and is a member of the New Avon Leadership Team.

“Anjana’s broad expertise across direct selling, science, and the Health and Wellness industry uniquely qualify her to lead New Avon’s entrance into this market,” said Mr. White. “For 130 years, Avon has proudly championed the wellbeing of women.  Our Health and Wellness business will build upon that legacy – delivering products that help women look and feel beautiful, fit and healthy. As we transform New Avon into the leading social selling company in North America, we look forward to establishing a Health and Wellness destination valued by consumers, while maximizing the opportunity for our Representatives to grow their businesses and their earnings.”

“I am thrilled to join Avon and lead this exciting expansion into Health and Wellness. As the company for women, Avon is committed to taking a leadership position on the issues that matter most to women – and her family’s health and nutrition is a top concern. An increasing number of consumers are seeking ways to improve their health and vitality as they are becoming aware of worsening obesity trends and incidence of chronic diseases,” said Ms. Srivastava. “Over the coming months I look forward to building my team, securing best-in-class partners, and ultimately laying out a smart, strategic path for providing Representatives and consumers a portfolio of new products that live up to Avon’s industry-leading standards, and access to health related information they can trust.”

Prior to joining Avon, Ms. Srivastava spent nearly two decades in leadership positions with multinational direct-selling companies focused on health and nutrition. She served as the Chief Product Officer and Head of the Scientific Advisory Board at NeoLife International, where she also held leadership positions of Executive Vice President for the North America market and Executive Vice President of Product, Science and Technology. Ms. Srivastava also has previous experience working as Senior Director of Global Marketing with Shaklee Corporation, where she played a key role in driving the growth of the company, leading all activities related to new product development, marketing and brand management of nutrition products.

Ms. Srivastava has a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, a Master of Science in Botany, and a Master of Business Administration – all from premier universities in India. She is also a member of the American College of Nutrition and serves on the Senior Scientific Advisory Council and the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Source: 1Direct Selling Association (DSA) 2016 Growth & Outlook Survey: June 2016.

About New Avon LLC

New Avon LLC (“Avon”) is the leading social selling beauty company in North America. The company generated over $1 billion in revenues during 2015, and has nearly 400,000 independent sales Representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon’s product portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products, featuring iconic brands such as Anew, Avon Color, Mark, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories. Avon has a 130 year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and the company also proudly supports the Avon Foundation for Women in its efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about New Avon and its products at www.avon.com.

Media Contact:

Kristina Jorge, Avon
212-282-5852
Kristina.Jorge@avonusa.com

Source: Avon