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Avon Calling With Espira Supplements: Health And Wellness Industry News

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Cosmetics direct sales giant Avon enters the supplement category with Espira; Silk beverages' advertising features swim star Michael Phelps; Nature's Bounty adss Bob Goode as CCO; energy drink Neuenergy promotions link with tennis star Genie Bouchard; and more news in brief.

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