CEO James Ridinger of Market America Announces Major Plans for Annual February Conference in Miami

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Website innovations, major partnerships and new product launches highlight 3-day event.

James (JR) Ridinger, president and CEO of Market America, Inc. announced the schedule today for Market America's annual Leadership School in Miami, FL Feb 7-9, 2008 at the American Airlines Arena. Market America executives will detail plans for the March launch of Market America's entertainment portal and social networking site, announce a partnership with Google Inc., and unveil over 50 new products available exclusively on

"We are very excited to welcome over 23,000 of our Distributors to Miami to learn about the latest products and services Market America will be unveiling in the next few months," said James Ridinger. "In addition to all the new products we'll be launching; we also have some major news to share about our partnership with Google and celebrities like Kimora Lee Simmons as well as the launch of the entertainment portal and social networking site on"

The entertainment portal is scheduled to go live on in March but Market America executives will specify at Leadership School what Distributors, customers and fans of top artists can expect from the launch. "Through the partnerships we are forming with top artists in the music industry, the entertainment portal will be the ultimate destination for fans to purchase CD's and products associated with their favorite artists, buy concert tickets for upcoming shows, download music, and will be a platform for interaction between fans and their favorite artists," said James Ridinger.

Market America's social networking site according to James Ridinger will provide a platform for distributors, customers, friends, and virtually anybody, to chat and connect with friends and will offer many of the same functions as Facebook and MySpace. Additional features will include displaying virtual rooms to profile pages allowing a user to display their lifestyle and customize their experience.

Market America and Google executives will formally announce an initiative at Leadership School that will apply Google's industry leading search capabilities to Market America's website through the Google Search Appliance (GSA). The partnership will allow real time comparison shopping among the millions of products offered on and will permit customers to search for exclusive Market America products and those from over 2,000 partner stores and have all results shown in an easy to compare format, including the price of each product on one page.

James Ridinger said among the new products Market America will unveil include a skin care line by Kimora Lee Simmons who will be speaking on stage with Loren Ridinger, senior vice president of Market America and numerous new products from Market America's Home & Garden, Health and Nutrition and Cosmetic stores.

Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-One-Marketing. With more than three million customers and 160,000 Distributors worldwide, the company has generated over $2.4 billion in accumulated retail sales. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC - the company was founded by James Ridinger in 1992 and employs over 500 people globally with international operations in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia. Through its revolutionary One-to-One Marketing concept, Market America combines the Internet with the power of people - creating the ultimate online shopping destination. More information is available at


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