June 17, 2013 at 08:00 AM EDT
Armel Peillonnex of PartyLite Honored by France's Direct Selling Association
PartyLite Senior VP, Europe, Wins Coveted President's Prize for 2012

PLYMOUTH, Mass., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Armel Peillonnex, Senior Vice President, Europe, of PartyLite, was awarded one of the French Direct Selling Association's (DSA) highest honors - the President's Prize – at the organization's 27th Annual Congress, held in May in Nantes, France.

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The association -- Federation de la Vente Direct (FVD) – is the world's second-largest direct selling organization and Europe's largest.  The high point of the FVD's annual convention, where more than 200 direct-selling company representatives gathered this year for two days of networking and industry workshops, is always the evening presentation of prizes for Enterprising Young Companies, Innovation, Excellence, Partnerships, Regional Presidencies and the "Coup de Coeur du President" – the coveted President's Prize.

According to the FVD, Armel Peillonnex of PartyLite was chosen to receive this outstanding honor in recognition of "his passion for and engagement in the Direct Selling Industry." Peillonnex is a member of the board and a member of the executive board at the French DSA, and he also represents PartyLite at the Swiss DSA and at SELDIA, the European DSA.

"We are incredibly proud of Armel Peillonnex and the wonderful work he does for our industry in Europe," said Rob Goergen, Worldwide President of PartyLite.  "As the global leader in direct-sales of candles, candle accessories and home fragrance products, PartyLite is known all over the world as one of the great pioneering companies in direct selling.  This year, as we celebrate PartyLite's 40th anniversary, we are delighted that one of our most talented and enthusiastic European leaders has been chosen to receive this extraordinary honor."

PartyLite is the world's #1 party plan company selling candles, candle holders, flameless fragrance and wax warmers, as well as holiday and home decor, with nearly 55,000 independent PartyLite business owners in 18 different countries. PartyLite ranks #31 in the Direct Selling News "Global 100 top revenue-generating direct selling companies." Based in Plymouth, Mass., PartyLite is a member of the U.S. Direct Selling Association. This year, PartyLite celebrates 40 years as the global leader in its category and 23 years as a member of the Blyth family of companies (NYSE:BTH). For more information, please visit  www.PartyLite.com.

SOURCE PartyLite

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