History and background of Avon
He named the company Avon in 1939 in tribute to his favorite playwright, William Shakespeare and Stratford on Avon.
Mrs. P.F.E. Albee of Winchester New Hampshire, USA pioneered the company's now-famous direct-selling method. Today, with sales representatives numbering three and a half million, Avon products are sold in 143 countries around the world.
Women have been selling Avon since 1886 – 34 years before women in the US won the right to vote!
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