We anticipate a dramatic growth in sales as word of our products—and the opportunities Youngevity offers—spread across the country
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
AL International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JCOF), a global direct marketer of nutritional products and lifestyle-related services and producer of gourmet coffee, has taken a further step in its international expansion with the opening of an office in Thailand for its direct selling arm, Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences.
The Company has obtained an official license to do business in Thailand, which represents a major direct selling market within the Southeast Asian region.
Approximately 200 individuals were in attendance at an “opportunity meeting” held March 23 in Bangkok, Thailand, at which the Company began soliciting applications to grow its network of customers. An official grand launch for Thailand operations is currently in the planning stages. The Company has introduced its Bellamora™ skin care products and its DrinkAct™ energy drink into the Thailand market, with further product lines to be introduced in the near future.
Steve Wallach, CEO of AL International, said, “With the opening of our Thailand office, we continue our expansion into a region that truly represents the future of direct selling. Having already established an office and distribution center in the Philippines and a distribution center in Singapore, we are incrementally expanding our opportunities for growth in one of the globe’s hottest markets.”
“Bringing Youngevity’s direct selling model to Thailand is an exciting and logical move for us,” said David M. Almarinez, President, Southeast Asia Region of DrinkACT, the Company’s international division. “We anticipate a dramatic growth in sales as word of our products—and the opportunities Youngevity offers—spread across the country.”
Direct sellers from several Southeast Asian countries will be in attendance at Youngevity’s 2012 World Convention, to be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, on March 29 through 31, 2012.
About AL International
AL International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JCOF) (http://www.alintjcof.com) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a “network of networks.” The company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. AL International was formed after the merger of Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences (http://www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011.
About CLR Roasters
CLR Roasters (http://www.cafelarica.com) was established in 2001 and is a wholly owned a subsidiary of AL International, Inc. CLR Roasters produces coffees under its own Café La Rica brand, as well as under a variety of private labels through major national sales outlets and to major customers. It also produces a unique line of coffees with health benefits under the JavaFit® brand.
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The Investor Relations Group:
Adam Holdsworth, 212-825-3210
Enrique Briz, 212-825-3210