SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) today announced it has been accepted into the Federation de la Vente Directe (FVD), after soft-launching in France earlier this year. The U.S.-based nutritional company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is projected to earn between $630-$640 million in sales in 2012 and now sells its award-winning products in 18 markets worldwide.
"The French direct-selling association only accepts companies that have fully demonstrated their commitment to ethical business practices," explained Doug Hekking, USANA's chief financial officer. "The fact that USANA has a great reputation and a compensation plan with some of the highest payout in the industry made us a welcome addition to the French economy."
"We began meeting with the FVD before we even opened in France and were able to show how we have strictly adhered to all federal rules and regulations," said Seth Miller, USANA's director of international business development. "USANA consistently follows the highest possible government standard in each market we operate in. Doing so has contributed to our rising success over the years, and being accepted into the FVD is another great example of that."
USANA believes French consumers will appreciate the premium quality of its products and the effectiveness of its compensation plan. The company, which also operates in the United Kingdom and has distribution rights in Belgium, recently opened a warehouse in the Netherlands.
On September 22, 2012, USANA France will be celebrating its grand opening at their new Paris office located on the prestigious Avenue des Champs-Elysees.
For more information about USANA's products and company, please visit www.USANA.com.
About USANA: Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care, energy, and weight-management products in their FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. USANA's products, tested by NSF International and used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 18 international markets . Named one of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor's Choice and others. Learn more about USANA (www.USANA.com) and the USANA True Health Foundation (www.USANAfoundation.org/), stay current with the official USANA blog (www.whatsupUSANA.com), like us on the USANA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USANAhealthsciences), or follow USANA on Twitter (@USANAinc).
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