Avon Products

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Andrea Jung, Chairman & CEO; Charles Cramb, CFO & Vice Chairman

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSEAVP) is a US cosmetics, perfume and toy seller with markets in over 140 countries across the world and sales of $9.9 billion worldwide as of 2007.[4]


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Avon Products is a multi-level marketing company.[5] The company's chairman and CEO is Andrea Jung, who was promoted to the position in 1999. She has completed a decade as CEO and is the longest tenured female CEO among Fortune 500 companies.

Avon uses both door-to-door sales people ("Avon ladies," primarily and a growing number of men) and brochures to advertise its products. In the United States, products may be found through eRepresentatives selling through online shops to customers all over the country. In addition to selling, Avon offers representatives the ability to be involved in the Leadership program, Avon’s network marketing opportunity, where Representatives recruit, mentor and train others to succeed.

Although the company has always been more directed toward female customers, Avon's line of male products continues to expand, and its children's products (such as shampoos and toys) have also proved successful.

In August 2010, Avon launched its first 'International Jewellery Collection' in India.[6]

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