I just finished listening to a video from Troy Dooly where he announced that on May 1st 2011 Ignite 360 discontinued their MLM Channel and switched over to Direct Sales.
This follows the recent announcement from MLM Watchdog on May 9, 2011 that “Tru Chocolate goes direct retail kills off MLM sale“. (Tru Chocolate is not the same company that is now part of Youngevity)
Two other MLM companies recently did the same thing. EIRO Research about 5 months ago, and Xelr8 back in January of 2010.
The last major MLM that I remember previous to Xelr8 was when Metabolife started selling their products in stores back in 2000 and then dumped all their distributors in 2002.
While this is bad news for the representatives of these companies, it could be good news for the strong well established network marketing companies that are showing growth.
The HBB Advisor