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Youngevity International and Cart Ripple Bring Direct Selling and Retailers Together

posted Nov 17, 2016, 11:53 AM by Carolyn Kerr

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2016) - Youngevity International, Inc. ( OTCQX : YGYI ) (, a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products, and also a vertically integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail, and direct sales channels recently announced at the company's See the Change Convention in Salt Lake City, UT the launching of Cart Ripple, an online and mobile shopping app as part of their ecommerce shopping program.

Cart Ripple features more than 2000 retailers in over 20 categories including electronics, apparel and footwear, food and wine, books, gifts, pet care, travel and more. A small sampling of stores that are on the Cart Ripple platform include Walmart, Kohls, Target, Starbucks, Macys, Best Buy, Foot Locker, Sephora and Nordstrom's. The participating retailers offer special sales promotions, discounts and cash back to the Cart Ripple consumer. An additional feature is a price comparison tool that allows a shopper to scan or enter an item to compare the best prices available at Cart Ripple's ecommerce stores.
At the See the Change convention Youngevity distributors were first able to become registered users of Cart Ripple's app. Cart Ripple allows the distributors to personally benefit with savings, special deals, and cash back as they shop, and in addition, to refer other consumers to the app and website and participate in the cash back created from the purchases of others. This is continually extended as each consumer "tells a friend," referring a new generation of friends and family shoppers from which the original distributor receives benefits.

Steve Wallach, CEO of Youngevity stated, "The combination of Cart Ripple and Youngevity was so intriguing and such a natural fit for our organization and distributors that as I tried to find reasons not to bring the two together, I continued to feel more and more compelled that it was right to put Cart Ripple in the hands of our people, as shoppers and as virtual sales people. We believed that many were already shopping at these stores, as were their friends, so why not make shopping a more economically rewarding experience."

Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity stated, "We feel the marriage of direct selling with thousands of established retailers is such an exciting opportunity to all involved. Cart Ripple gives our distributors, their customers, and their customer's friends a robust shopping experience, along with financial incentives and benefits that fit Youngevity's model so well. Our thoughts were 'why not save money or get paid for shopping at the retailers you're already spending at.' Once we were able to create a structure that we felt could work for everyone participating in the Youngevity-Cart Ripple combination we believed our distributors would embrace this opportunity immediately, and the rippling would begin."

David Rutz, VP of Global Services at Youngevity said, "The Cart Ripple app and website were designed with one purpose, saving consumers money and doing so conveniently! We are all finding ways to do things more efficiently with smart phones, and Cart Ripple is designed to meet consumers right where they are. The price compare option provides fast price comparison for savings to users, with special deals, discounts and cash back bonuses to amp those savings up. We believe it is all about the simplicity and the savings, and when you couple the friends and family aspect which gives users cash back on the shopping of those they refer, you've got the recipe for a ripple effect!"

Youngevity International Announces Agreement for Strategic Acquisition of Legacy for Life

posted Sep 20, 2016, 4:31 PM by Carolyn Kerr

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2016) - Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (, a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Legacy for Life, LLC a science-based, direct seller of IGY, the patented key ingredient in i26 and Legacy for Life Products. Additionally, Youngevity has entered into an Ingredient Supply Agreement to market i26 worldwide.

 IGY promotes healthy gut flora and healthy digestion and was created by exposing a specially selected flock of chickens to natural elements from the human world, whereby they developed immunity to these elements. In a highly patented process, these special eggs are harvested as a whole food and are processed as a whole food into i26 egg powder, an all-natural product. Nothing is added to the egg nor does any chemical extraction take place.

 Steve Wallach, Youngevity, CEO stated, "We have been working on bringing Legacy for Life into the Youngevity family for quite some time. We are intrigued by the fifteen years of research and the millions of dollars that have been spent to deliver a product that can partner with a person's immune system in a way not possible in the past. We believe i26 is a product poised to change the way we stay well. With the importance of the human intestinal flora just beginning to be recognized as a factor in both intestinal and extra-intestinal health, we are thrilled to be able to add this very special ingredient and product line to Youngevity."!clinical-studies/cfvg

Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity said, "We believe Legacy for Life is an ideal strategic acquisition for Youngevity which fits perfectly into our global plans. Not only will we pick up strong leadership in the US, but we intend to immediately leverage Legacy for Life's already established offices in Taiwan and Hong Kong. We believe combining these capabilities with our Singapore office opened earlier this year will accelerate our expansion plans into Asia."

Ainslee Crum, CEO of Legacy for Life concluded, "We are extremely excited to be able to join forces with Youngevity International. We believe this acquisition will be a positive and perfect win for everyone in the Legacy for Life Family and we are excited to bring i26 to Youngevity's growing group of distributors and customers around the world."

Youngevity International Announces the Acquisition of Nature's Pearl Corporation

posted Aug 20, 2016, 6:20 PM by Carolyn Kerr

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2016) - Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (, a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, announced today that the Company has entered into a definitive acquisition agreement to acquire the assets of Nature's Pearl Corporation, a grower, manufacturer, and direct seller of Muscadine grape products, including nutritional supplements, skin care, Muscadine juice and other personal care products. Additionally, Youngevity has entered into an agreement for the exclusive rights to manufacture Muscadine products utilizing Nature's Pearl's technology.

 Nature Pearl's Muscadine grape extract has recently been the subject of research studies conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine. These studies revealed the extract to have significant anti-oxidative effects in the body and to provide demonstrably effective support for the immune system function. In addition, that research revealed substantial cardio protective properties of the extract, providing critical support for heart and circulatory health. The studies were conducted based on a philanthropic grant of $20 million to Wake Forest.

 Steve Wallach, Youngevity CEO stated, "We are pleased and excited to acquire the assets of Nature's Pearl, a company that brings an array of products based on the benefits of the Muscadine grape. Upon closing and full integration on September 1, 2016, Youngevity will be the only direct selling Company to offer Muscadine personal care products to their distributors and customers. As a vertically integrated producer of Muscadine grapes, we understood and embraced the opportunity to acquire Nature's Pearl."

 Dave Briskie, President and CFO of Youngevity said, "It gives me great pleasure to announce the definitive agreement for the acquisition of Nature's Pearl. This acquisition made sense for Youngevity and its shareholders on many synergistic levels. Based on our due diligence, our review of Nature's Pearl's merchant accounts demonstrated their recent revenues annualized at a rate of $9 million. In addition, the opportunity to acquire a data base of 17,000 distributors and 45,000 consumers in both the US and key international markets, such as Canada and Jamaica, which contribute to over 20% of the revenue base, are very appealing to us from the onset of our discussions."

 Jerry Smith, Founder and CEO of Nature's Pearl, "We are extremely excited to be acquired by Youngevity International. We looked at many companies during this process and it became quite obvious that Youngevity was the clear choice. We believe Youngevity and its distributors represent the fit we were looking for to continue to market our Muscadine based products, now to a potentially wider customer base."

Youngevity International, Inc. (YGYI) Launches Ocutiv™

posted Aug 20, 2016, 6:13 PM by Carolyn Kerr   [ updated Aug 20, 2016, 6:13 PM ]

 Newest Member of the Proline Family Supports Healthy Eye Function

 SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2016) - Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (, a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels announced today the launch of Ocutiv™ a new powerful eye supplement.

 Ocutiv™ provides the highest quality, most comprehensive eye health supplement ever! Ocutiv features a powerful array of active carotenoids, including Lutein, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and lycopene, as well as a targeted group of select, high potency vitamins known for their eye-health-promoting activities: A, C and E. Ocutiv also supplies essential minerals-zinc and selenium, which also help optimize ocular well-being. Ocutiv also features powerful botanical antioxidant nutrients, including bilberry and grapeseed extract, as well as an outstanding organic whole food complex, promoting robust ocular health. In addition, to help the body control inflammation, which is often associated with eye tiredness, irritation and discomfort, Ocutiv also includes an organic trace mineral complex, which promotes optimal eye health and vision.

 Steve Wallach, Chairman and CEO of Youngevity said, "We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Youngevity ProLine of Supplements, Ocutiv. In today's stressful environment of environmental pollution to industrial pollution, we need to provide the ultimate support for our eyes, now more than ever. Youngevity's Pro Line Brand and our Good Herbs Brand are very quickly gaining the support of Naturopathic Doctors throughout the US. We are committed to the expansion of our Pro Line and Good Herbs Line of Products."

 David Briske, President and CFO of Youngevity stated, "Today, life exposes our eyes to massive amounts of reflective glare. When driving we spend too much time with reflective glare for windows and windshields. Daily we strain our eyes looking at televisions, computer screens, tablets and phones and many, look at their phone as they are getting ready for bed or first thing when the wake up. The age of gadgets may keep us better connected and informed but, it certainly strains our eyes."

 Note to Readers:

These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

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