AVON CELEBRATES 125TH BIRTHDAY

COSMETIC group Avon, which has 300m customers worldwide, celebrates its 125 year anniversary today. Avon is the world’s largest direct seller, with over 3.5bn products sold each year in more than 100 countries. The cosmetics giant has 6.5m independent representatives – its famous “Avon ladies” – and profits of £2.9m a year. Avon was launched in 1886 with a line of five fragrances, and now creates nearly 1,000 products every year.