Quixtar Ranks 71st on InformationWeek 500

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Quixtar moves up from 147th in 2006 to 71st in 2007.

This group has prompted fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business technology initiatives to date.

Quixtar, Inc. was ranked 71st on the 2007 InformationWeek 500 list of the most innovative users of business technology, up from 147th in 2006.

"We're flattered to be included in Information Week's notable list as well as to be recognized for the innovative ways we use technology to best serve our IBOs," says Heather Anderson, Quixtar's Chief Information Officer. "For Quixtar, IT is all about providing suitable and innovative technology solutions to support our hundreds of thousands of Independent Business Owners, their Customers and our employees."

Quixtar operates the leading health and beauty retailing web 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'd like to extend our sincere congratulations to all InformationWeek 500 honorees. These companies represent today's leading technology innovators, many of whom have joined us this week," said InformationWeek vice president and publisher, John Siefert. "This group has prompted fascinating discussion on some of the most forward looking business technology initiatives to date."

For nearly 20 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. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Quixtar
Quixtar Inc. offers a business opportunity that allows people to have a business of their own based on retailing products and sharing the opportunity with others who will do the same. Quixtar supports Independent Business Owners (IBOs) with a proven compensation plan, portfolios of quality products in health, beauty, and other consumer categories, plus the merchandising materials, training, and education they need to be successful. IBOs also are supported by communities of those who have succeeded in Quixtar businesses before them.

Since 1999, Quixtar IBOs have generated $6.8 billion in sales through Quixtar.com, plus more than $500 million for Quixtar Partner Stores. These sales have earned IBOs more than $2.2 billion in bonuses through the Quixtar® Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan plus other incentives. Their efforts have propelled Quixtar to be ranked the #1 online Health & Beauty retailer based on sales, and 22nd among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer magazine.

A subsidiary of Alticor Inc., Quixtar supports independent businesses in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and various trust territories and independent island nations in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Caribbean Sea.

About InformationWeek (http://www.informationweek.com)
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