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Avon pulls out

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Added 15 February 2015

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THE AVON LADY will not be calling any more on the homes of Barbadians as the American beauty products company abruptly pulled out of the country and several other Caribbean islands. This has left more than 200 Barbadian sales representatives without one of their income sources.

The unexpected move, which was announced on January 29, took effect on Thursday. It has left local distributor BioKal Ltd’s managing director Cecily Reid-Sealey “extremely disappointed and deeply saddened”.

Avon’s departure was communicated by Avon North America president Pablo Munoz. While Munoz, who is responsible for the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, did not give a reason, the SUNDAY SUN understands that Avon officials were concerned that its products were underperforming in the region for some time.

“I have some difficult news to share with you,” said Munoz in a two-minute business update call. (Green Bananas Media)

Please read the full story in today's Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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