Arbonne, founded in Switzerland in 1975, is a global business with sales revenue in excess of $550 million. It has one production site and four integrated distribution sites and operates with a direct selling model. The company was ranked No. 27 in Happi’s 2017 Top 50 Report, an annual ranking of the leading US-based marketers of household and personal products. Groupe Rocher was No. 15 in Happi’s International Top 30, which ranks companies with headquarters outside the US.
“This acquisition will be a real asset that will enable us to strengthen our positioning in the direct selling channel, which has seen an upturn during the past few years. We also have a heritage of providing employment opportunities—dating back to my grandfather, our founder, Yves Rocher, who cared deeply about providing employment since he started his business. This, combined with our direct selling know-how, should foster company growth and longevity,” said Groupe Rocher CEO Bris Rocher.
“We share with Groupe Rocher commitments to pure, botanically based products and sustainability, as well as a long-term business vision that is grounded in family values,” added Kay Zanotti, CEO of Arbonne. “We are particularly pleased with Groupe Rocher’s keen appreciation of the many benefits of the direct selling model in providing flexible income opportunities, and a positive community of professional growth for individuals.”