Avon Logo – Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE : AVP), popularly known as Avon, is a United States of cosmetics, perfume and toys. Founded in New York in the year 1886 by David H. McConnell. Since 2001, the company is chaired by the Canadian Executive Andrea Jung. Today, the brand is present in over 135 countries worldwide.
The company was founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell, who sold books door to door, perfume books to convince women to buy their perfume. His perfume became so popular that over time many women wanted to get the perfume McConnell. After the company was founded California Perfume Company (CPC) in New York. As the company grew, then hired his first representative Mrs. Albee In 1897, McConnell built a small laboratory in Suffern, New York, in 1971 the laboratory became the Avon Suffern Research and Development facility, which served the company for their perfumes. In 1906 the West Coast office in San Francisco was destroyed in the great earthquake of that year. Avon also has offices in Luzerne, Pennsylvania and Davenport, Iowa.
In 1918, five million units of cosmetics were coming in North America, and by 1928, sales reached the $ 2 million. In October 1939, the name was changed to Avon Products, Inc. The company was taken public in 1946. In 1954, sales reached $ 55 million, and the famous “Avon Calling” advertising campaign presents. In 1979, sales reached $ 3 million with one million direct sales agents. Today sales exceeding $ 8 billion worldwide.