Synopsis from Dale
In my thirty five years plus in the network marketing profession, there are few companies I have admired (from a far) as much as Reliv International. I have always wanted to be invited to speak at one of their events, but to date that hasn’t happened. (yet)
I first ran across Reliv back in the early nineties. They were the first nutritional powder company I can remember, and I took their original NOW product for several years.
I really don’t know how to describe it other than the individual Reliv distributors I have worked with over the years just seem to be really good people. We have had several join our MLM Training Club.
I have always shared with company owners that I work with that the culture of your company determines the type of people you attract. This is probably why Reliv has been able to plug along since they started back in 1985.
Customers love their products. The compensation plan is fair, I am just not real sure why this company has not had more growth in the United States. Don’t take me wrong, last year was around 40 million dollars in worldwide sales and that is nothing to sneeze at.
If you love the products and the culture, I see no red flags with Reliv Internatinal. In fact everything I have read about them over the years and the leaders I have worked with tells me they are way above average when it comes to people and culture and I believe they will be a solid company for many years.
Reliv A Great American Success Story
I just recalled in the early days hearing that Reliv had experienced major flood damage. If you are a current or past member of our MLM Training Club you have heard may say. “Give me one year, and it will change your life in more ways than I can communicate, it doesn’t matter if a bomb is dropped on your company and it goes away, a year in the MLM Training Club will change your life.
At the time I heard about the flood disrupting Reliv’s operation, I remember thinking it wasn’t a bomb, it was a flood. I am kind of a emotional, sentimental type of guy, so I did some research and found this news report that came out right after Reliv was hit with a flood. It was early.
According to this article they did 3.3 million dollars in sales in 1992. So not only did they get through this challenging time, they have gone on to grow a 40 million dollar plus business. I would call Reliv a Great American Success story.
BEGINNING OF RELIV FLOOD NEWS ARTICLE
Reliv’ International Inc. may not reopen its Chesterfield plant and offices unless it can get more federal flood insurance than was available last summer when Chesterfield Valley flooded.
Reliv’, a network marketing company that sells nutritional supplements, suffered a $1.4 million after-tax loss from flood damage. The loss reduced Reliv’s net profit to $1.6 million last year from $3.3 million in 1992.
The company’s plant and offices flooded when the Monarch Levee failed, sending a 5-foot wall of water through the valley. Flood water was as deep as 11 feet in the building at 136 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard.
Reliv’ carried $500,000 in flood insurance – $250,000 on the building and $250,000 on the contents. The total was the maximum available through the federal flood insurance program, President Robert L. Montgomery said Wednesday at the company’s shareholders meeting.
Montgomery said the company didn’t buy private flood insurance because the cost was prohibitive. “It’s no excuse that we didn’t have it,” he said. He declined to answer a shareholder’s questions on what the cost was.
Montgomery said the company might rebuild if the ceiling is raised on federal insurance. Congress is considering a bill to increase the limits on government flood insurance for businesses in flood-plain areas. Reliv’ could insure its building for up to $2.4 million under the bill, Montgomery said.
But Reliv’ also is looking into moving the plant or rebuilding it with a parking garage on the first floor and offices on the second floor. “We’re not closing the door on any possibility,” he said. The board was scheduled to consider the options at a meeting Wednesday.
The company’s expenses for office space, distribution and manufacturing have tripled since the flood. The company is leasing office and warehouse space and paying other companies to make its products, and it is still paying a mortgage on the Chesterfield building. …
END OF ARTICLE
Who Founded & Operates Reliv International?
An entreprenuer at heart, Reliv Founder Robert L. Montgomery figured out early in life what he wanted: to be his own boss. Like people all over the world, Robert wanted to be in charge of his own time, and have financial security to do and have the things in life he wanted. His ‘Why’ for founding Reliv was to create a company that gives others an opportunity to be their own boss and to help others do the same. He wanted to show people a different way, helping them to grow personally, develop leadership skills, enjoy more time and have financial freedom. So in 1988, along with his wife, Sandy, Robert founded Reliv after experiencing health benefits from the nutritional discoveries of their friend Dr. Theodore Kalogris. Robert quickly recognized the vast potential of Dr. Ted’s formula, which would become Reliv’s flagship product —Reliv Classic
Reliv International Fact Sheet
Reliv International is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary nutritional supplements. Reliv markets their products through independent contractors and a network marketing commission plan and retail profits for direct sales.
- Approximately 32,000 independent distributors and preferred customers in 14 countries.
- Reliv employs approximately 160 people worldwide.
- Reliv is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: RELV) with annual sales of $41.8 million in 2017.
- Reliv was founded in 1988 by Robert and Sandy Montgomery.
Portfolio of Products
Learn about our core nutrition and targeted solutions.
The company is based near St. Louis in Chesterfield, Mo., and its products are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria, the Netherlands and France.
The Reliv Difference: Why Our Products Are Better
The healthiest foods combine a wide range of nutrients that work together to provide greater benefits than they would individually. Similarly, Reliv products offer a complex blend of nutrients in unique formulas that the call the Reliv Difference.
- Bioavailability: Reliv products are formulated to ensure quick, optimal absorption.
- Synergism: Reliv products combine vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that work together to be more effective.
- Optimal Nutrition: Reliv products follow the standards of optimal nutrition developed by researchers who have shown that higher levels of key nutrients are essential to good health and well being.
- Guaranteed Quality Ingredients: Reliv ingredients undergo rigorous testing when they enter our plant and again at every step in the manufacturing process.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Nourish Our World
The Reliv Kalogris Foundation provides free nutritional supplements to needy individuals and organizations throughout the world.
- Each year, the foundation distributes more than 4 million shakes to thousands of undernourished people in 11 countries. Many of these people are children from the Philippines and Haiti where they receive their shakes at a nutrition site in the community. While others are individuals in the US, Canada and Europe who need nutritional support during a time of financial or medical hardship.
- The foundation is voluntarily funded by Reliv Independent Distributors, employees and Reliv International, Inc.
- I believe this is not a market ploy, but really what they are part of.
Reliv International in the News
Reliv Strengthens LunaRich Patent
CHESTERFIELD, MO, Aug 18, 2015 — Reliv International, Inc., a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued an expanded patent for LunaRich, Reliv’s exclusive nutritional ingredient. The updated patent further protects LunaRich technology as it relates to the soy peptide lunasin’s mechanism of action for lowering…
Reliv Unveils New LunaRich X Encapsulation Line
CHESTERFIELD, MO, Apr 14, 2015 — Reliv International, Inc. RELV, a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today announced that the company has installed a new state-of-the-art encapsulation line at Reliv headquarters to manufacture LunaRich X(TM), a concentrated lunasin supplement. Reliv made the announcement to its distributors this week via a one-minute video.
Reliv Honored with Two MarCom Awards
November 10, 2014 — Reliv International, Inc., a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today announced that the company has earned two 2014 MarCom Awards for outstanding achievement in marketing communications. Reliv’s “How to Make Money with Reliv” video received a Platinum Award, while a Gold Award went to the new product catalog.
“We have an outstanding team of p…
Reliv Takes Top Distributors to Quebec City
Annual Leadership Celebration Trip Honors Achievement in 2014 CHESTERFIELD, MO , Sep 12, 2014 — Reliv International, Inc., a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today announced that it has sent 67 Reliv Distributors on a four-day incentive trip to Quebec City. The Distributors, who come from North America and Europe, earned the trip by achieving high-level rank advance…
Reliv Introduces New LunaRich Super Packs
Chesterfield, MO March 31, 2014 — Reliv International, Inc., a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today announced the launch of the LunaRich® Super Pack, a product package designed to facilitate new customer purchases and new distributor sign-ups. The launch took place through an online event on Saturday, March 29.The LunaRich Super Pack delivers a four-month supply …