Dear USANA Associates and employees:
I’ve been looking over the financial reports for the second quarter, and all I can say is WOW! I want to thank each of you personally for your hard work, determination, and loyalty to make this our best quarter ever.
Preliminary net sales for the second quarter of 2011 are expected to exceed $147 million, which means we’ve had another record quarter. It’s a great time to be with USANA! Not only has this past quarter been absolutely incredible in terms of sales, but we’ve reached some other amazing milestones as well:
Thailand—USANA is preparing to enter its 16th international market later this year. Sixteen! While we could have been content to sit on our laurels here at home, we’ve instead made every effort to spread Dr. Wentz’ message of true health to every corner of the globe. And now, with Thailand, we’re about to enter one of the largest direct-selling markets in the world.
Nineteen Years and Counting—Next summer, we will be hosting our 20th annual International Convention in Salt Lake City. While other companies have come and gone, USANA is about to enter its third decade as a leader in the industry.
ConsumerLab Approval—You may have already heard the exciting news: ConsumerLab.com has announced that they’ve tested and approved one of our flagship products, the USANA® Essentials™. This independent testing verifies the supplements that make up the Essentials meet ConsumerLab.com’s strict requirements for ingredient quality and quantity. In other words, the Essentials was just tested by one of the most stringent third-party groups out there, and passed with flying colors!
Research Partnerships—USANA has partnered with world-renowned research centers, the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) and The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), in an effort to stay on the cutting edge of nutritional science. These partnerships have helped USANA’s research & development team ensure our products remain among the best available anywhere in the world.
Top Ranking from Direct Selling News—Direct Selling News created a comprehensive list of the top direct selling companies in the world, and USANA was ranked number 24! Just think—with all the companies that are out there right now, USANA was listed among the best of the best.
Again, I want to thank each of you for all that you do. There’s never been a better time to be with USANA. No other company in the world has accolades, accomplishments, and a future of possibilities quite like USANA. We couldn’t do it without you!
Chief Executive Officer