Global nutrition direct-selling company Herbalife has received its direct-selling license from China's Ministry of Commerce.
"It is an honor for Herbalife to receive this license. We have worked closely with China's Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration Industry and Commerce over the past year and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in the direct-selling industry," said CEO Michael O. Johnson.
The license permits Herbalife to conduct a direct selling business in Suzhou and Nanjing in the Jiangsu province. Herbalife currently operates 42 stores and 17 service centers in 25 provinces in China. The company operates a unique direct-selling model in China in accordance with local regulations. Independent distributors who are employed by the company conduct their business in retail locations owned by Herbalife. Consumers and other distributors come into the store to buy product and learn more about the business opportunity. Now that a license has been granted, Distributors will be allowed to conduct business outside of the store in the particular province and cities named in the direct selling license.
Headquartered in Shanghai, Herbalife sells more than 30 products in China. The company operates its own manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, that produces products for local use and export.