Arbonne International Canada inc.

Arbonne International Canada inc.

July 03, 2008 18:30 ET

Arbonne Canada Opens New Distribution Center in Calgary

The facility will further improve delivery times and customer service in Western Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) -

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In an inaugural ceremony held in the presence of some 500 guests, Arbonne International Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Arbonne International, LLC, manufacturer and distributor of personal care and skin care products, today announced the opening of a second Canadian distribution center and training facility in Calgary, in response to its rapidly growing clientele in Western Canada and throughout the country. The company, which commenced Canadian operations in 2006, also has corporate offices and a distribution facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

"Our growth in Canada has not only been impressive, making Arbonne one of the fastest growing direct selling companies in this country, but it has happened much faster than our predictions," said Jack Crowley, Sr. Vice President, International Operations. "In less than two years, our company has grown to over 60,000 Independent Consultants, a large proportion of which are located in Canada's Western provinces. We owe that success in large part to the ebullient entrepreneurship of our Canadian Consultants and to the enthusiastic acceptance of our products by Canadian consumers," he explained.

"The choice of Calgary came naturally to us, as our company enjoys tremendous success in Alberta, where over 40 percent of our Independent Consultants are based," said Stuart A. MacMillan, Arbonne Canada's Managing Director. "In fact, the province of Alberta is where Arbonne's business is the most flourishing in Canada, and the Calgary region largely contributes to that status, with 12 percent of our Consultant base," he added.

Located in the Eastlake Industrial Center, southeast of Calgary, the new 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facility features the latest warehouse control systems, ensuring optimal product storing, inventory control and product handling conditions. "The center is designed to service Independent Consultants from areas with postal codes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia," said Richard Estalella, Sr. Vice President, Warehousing & Distribution. "It also includes a fully equipped training facility for Independent Consultants to present the Arbonne opportunity to new and prospective guests and clients," he added. The center currently employs 15 people on a full-time basis.

ABOUT ARBONNE

Arbonne International Distribution, Inc. (Arbonne Canada) is a subsidiary of Arbonne International, LLC, a direct selling company that operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1980, Arbonne manufactures and distributes a wide range of Swiss-formulated skin care, cosmetic, aromatherapy, nutritional and weight loss products through a network comprised of more than 1.4 million Independent Consultants. Arbonne skin care products are formulated at the Arbonne Institute of Research and Development (AIRD™) in Switzerland, blended with botanicals and rigorously tested. The products contain no animal ingredients or by-products and are not tested on animals. Arbonne proprietary formulas are developed with the help of cutting-edge technologies and the latest advances in science, and the company's commitment to research, development and stringent production processes results in botanically based products that are being used by millions of consumers daily. For more information, visit arbonne.ca.

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