Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Product of the Week!

It's that time again! Time to discuss this week's discovery. This product is nothing new. In fact, it's been around since 1886. It's "Ding Dong! Avon calling!" While the company started out as a perfume company, and later changed it's name in 1939 to Avon Products, Inc., it now sells a wide range of hair, make-up, skin care and jewelry lines.

As far back as the 1950's Avon has typically employed more women than men within their company. Women were their main target audience so who better to have running the show? It was in the 1970's that the company, which had now reached worldwide distribution, started to branch out into working on women's causes and events. Avon sponsored marathons, built a women's 'Cultural Center' in Japan for outstanding women in the community, and started converting their aerosol products to CFC enviromentally-friendly hydrocarbons. It was in the 1990's that the company stopped testing on animals all together and had raised upwards of $50 million to Avon Worldwide for Women's Health. Through the years they have continued in this tradition crusading in the fight against breast cancer with funding, charity events including the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and their Domestic Violence foundation. This is a company that strives to make women not only look better but educate and nurture them.

A stellar background like that could make their products an easy target. However, their lines from Planet Spa to Skin so Soft do stand the test of time and continue to get better as well as change with their costumers needs and desires. For all these reasons, Avon is the Product of the Week.

Avon products can be found on Amazon.com as well as avon.com.

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