Quixtar Among Top 150 on InformationWeek 500 Quixtar Among Top 150 Most Innovative Users of Business Technology for 2006

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Quixtar Inc., the leading online health and beauty retailer, was ranked 147th on the 2006 InformationWeek 500 list of the most innovative users of business technology. Quixtar operates the leading health and beauty retailing site based on sales, according to Internet Retailer. More than just an online storefront, Quixtar provides the infrastructure support for the businesses of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs who drive the site’s sales. Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs) rely on the site to not only sell and order products, but also to track and transfer their business volume, register new IBOs they recruit, manage contact lists, obtain valuable business information, experience product tutorials, and much more.

We’re thrilled to be recognized by Information Week for the innovative ways we use technology to serve IBOs

Quixtar Inc., the leading online health and beauty retailer, was ranked 147th on the 2006 InformationWeek 500 list of the most innovative users of business technology.

Quixtar operates the leading health and beauty retailing site based on sales, according to Internet Retailer. More than just an online storefront, Quixtar provides the infrastructure support for the businesses of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs who drive the site’s sales. Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs) rely on the site to not only sell and order products, but also to track and transfer their business volume, register new IBOs they recruit, manage contact lists, obtain valuable business information, experience product tutorials, and much more.

In addition to http://www.quixtar.com, Quixtar provides IBOs numerous business and product information websites and a unique Personal Websites service. Personal Websites give IBOs the ability to create a customized e-commerce storefront specifically designed to meet the needs of current clients and introduce new clients to a focused portfolio of products. Each site is personalized with the business owner’s name or business name.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Information Week for the innovative ways we use technology to serve IBOs,” says Heather Anderson, Quixtar’s Chief Information Officer. “For Quixtar, IT isn’t just about keeping our e-commerce site operational, it’s about supporting the needs of hundreds of thousands of IBOs who rely on us to provide the infrastructure for their businesses. We are constantly looking for new ways to help them build their businesses, and we’ll continue to leverage new technologies to help them achieve their goals.”

For the past 18 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

“The InformationWeek 500 honors today’s leading companies who set the benchmark for business technology strategies and projects,” said InformationWeek publishing director, Fritz Nelson. “The companies on our list are some of the most innovative users of technology.”

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Quixtar Inc.

Quixtar Inc., a subsidiary of Alticor Inc., is a business opportunity company that offers entrepreneurs the ability to have a web-based business of their own. Through Quixtar's Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan, individuals are rewarded for product sales resulting from their business-building efforts.

Since 1999, Independent Business Owners (IBOs) powered by Quixtar have generated $5.3 billion in sales at http://www.quixtar.com plus more than $396 million for Partner Stores, earning more than $1.72 billion in bonuses and other incentives.

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