LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSalus, Inc., the company behind the #1 90-Day weight-loss and fitness challenge platform in North America, has added 10 new top industry professionals to the roster of Vi Promoters. Veteran heavy hitters Patrick Ashby, C. Anthony Harris, Ron & Tony Jarrah, Chris & James Levins, Tina Lewis, Steve & Yvette Mitchell, and Charles Monk all paved the way to success with ViSalus in 2014.
PLYMOUTH, Mass., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Hour raised the world's consciousness of our planet. It also raised an extra $13,000 for the World Wildlife Fund, thanks to PartyLite, the world's largest candle party company. Earth Hour took place at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, March 29, 2014 -- wherever you happened to be in the world. The idea was simple. Turn off your lights for one hour and "use your power" to express your commitment to the planet. "Turn off the lights and light up your candles? We've been helping people do that for more than 40 years!" said Rob Goergen, Jr., President of PartyLite Worldwide. "So as the 2014 Earth Hour was approaching, we wanted to do something really special." "In North America, we focused on one of our most popular candles for four days surrounding Earth Hour," said Michael Norris, President of PartyLite Americas," and we pledged to donate one dollar to the World Wildlife Fund for each of those particular candles sold during those days."
LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSalus, Inc., a leading marketer of high-quality weight-management products and nutritional supplements sold direct-to-consumers through an international sales force of independent Promoters, today announced the opening of its European headquarters. Vi has committed a total of $13 million toward a strategic international expansion initiative to open five new Vi markets by year-end 2014. The initiative commenced in 2013 with the launch of the UK. Having helped millions of people lose weight and transform their overall health and fitness in North America, opening a European headquarters to support its international markets is an important next step in the company's strategic mission to fight obesity.
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GREENWICH, Conn., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blyth, Inc. (BTH), a direct to consumer company and leading designer and marketer of candles and accessories for the home, as well as health & wellness products sold through the direct selling and direct marketing channels, today announced that the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the federal securities class action lawsuit that had been pending against Blyth and others. The class action was initially filed in November 2012 against Blyth, certain of our officers, ViSalus and one of its founders on behalf of a purported class of investors who purchased Blyth common stock between March and November 2012. The District Court dismissed the complaint on March 31, 2014, entering judgment for the defendants. Blyth, Inc. may be found on the Internet at www.blyth.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identifiable by words or phrases such as "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "believes" and "will," and similar words and phrases. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of factors that could cause actual results and/or the timing of events to differ materially from those set forth in this press release. Additional information about the risk factors to which we are exposed and other factors that may adversely affect these forward-looking statements is contained in our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as predictions of future results.
LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vi's National Success Training (NST) filled a rocking basketball arena with thousands of passionate Challenge Promoters, March 14–15 in Louisville, Kentucky. The event brought together members of the Vi Community from North America and new European markets, to learn from Vi Co-Founders and top Promoters how the momentum created by PROJECT 10™ is about to take another giant leap forward. Since launching in January, the PROJECT 10™ Challenge has inspired Promoters to Challenge the World... 10 lbs. at a time. The results have been incredible, with over 30,000 accepting The Challenge and over 4,000 people this year alone already being able to say "i LOST it" after having lost their first 10 lbs. After helping more than 8,000 lose their first 10 lbs. in all of 2013, the PROJECT 10™ Challenge is already more than halfway to its 2013 totals*.