About Forever Living International

About Forever Living International

Facts About Forever Living International

• Forever Living Products (Forever) was founded in 1978 by Rex Maughan, the President and CEO and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008.

• In 1997 Forever purchased a 92,000 square foot headquarters building in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona – now known as Forever Corporate Plaza.

• Forever has experienced over 30 years of soaring sales and growth.

• Forever operates in 137 countries. In 2008 there were over 9 million Distributors and over $2.5 billion in retail sales worldwide. We also have 58 exclusive resorts across the US and around the world.

• Forever and its affiliates are the world leader in the growing, processing and distribution of aloe vera products and the collection, processing and distribution of beehive products (Forever’s range includes: health, nutrition, skin care, cosmetics, weight management and animal care products).

• Forever was the first aloe vera company in the world to have the International Aloe Science Council Seal of Approval on its aloe vera products (ten years before any of its European based competitors).

• Forever’s commitment to quality assurance and control is exemplified by its investment in state of the art production facilities in places like Dallas that house research facilities that are comparable to any cosmetic laboratory in the world.

• Forever offers an unconditional 60-day money back guarantee on all its products.

• Forever’s aloe vera is ‘organically grown’ (as opposed to ‘organic’) and it is the only aloe vera company in the world to operate a totally vertically integrated system, i.e. from plant to product to end-user/customer, ensuring unmatched levels of quality control, assurance and customer service.

• Forever owns and farms over 6000 acres of aloe vera plantations in Texas, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

• Forever owns patents for its unique aloe vera stabilisation process and its beehive products’ collection systems.

• Forever also has the internationally approved Kosher rating (including a ‘P’ for Passover) and the Islamic Seal of Approval on a selection of its products.

• Forever’s beehives are located in the high Sonoran Desert in Arizona, an area noted for its pollution-free environment, rich soil and unique flora and fauna.

• Forever is actively involved with many leading medical institutions in the USA that are using its products, both internally and topically, including the Arizona Burns Centre in Phoenix.

• Forever and its sister company, Aloe Vera of America, are member companies of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and are featured on the organisation’s website at: www.peta-online.org as a consumer product company that does not test on animals.

• Forever is expanding in the USA. Our sister company, AVA (Aloe Vera of America), has built a new manufacturing facility on the same site in Dallas, Texas, which is 66% larger than the previous premises at 273,000 sq ft. They currently bottle 2.7 million litres per month but the new facility will produce 6 million litres per month.

• Forever has over $1.5 billion of wholly owned assets including head office buildings, hotels, inland waterway marinas and other assets such as ‘Southfork Ranch’ made famous through the TV programme, ‘Dallas’ and its ‘infamous’ star, J. R. Ewing.  Southfork Ranch is now one of the leading, privately owned tourist attractions in the USA.  It also owns several safari lodges in South Africa and is investing in other leisure and corporate assets world-wide.

• Forever’s European sales increased by 25% in 2008 compared to 2007.

• In 2009, the world-wide direct sales industry is expected to be worth close to $110 billion. It involves over 30 million Distributors world-wide and is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.