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Quixtar Independent Business Owners Drive Quixtar to Top of Internet Retailer Rankings says Fred Harteis


“This is the third year in a row that Quixtar has been named the No. 1 internet retailer in the Health and Beauty category.” – Fred Harteis, IBOAI

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 16, 2006 – Fred Harteis of The Independent Business Owners Association International congratulates Independent Business Owners (IBOs) in the U.S. and Canada for driving Quixtar ( to the top of the Health and Beauty Category of Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide of retail Web sites.
“Internet Retailer’s ranking is a great testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of our association members, Quixtar IBOs,” says Fred Harteis. “Their business success also lead Quixtar to be ranked 20th among all 500 companies surveyed.”
Internet Retailer’s Top 500 guide ranks America’s largest retail Web sites based on 2005 sales. “Quixtar earned its top ranking based on $1.058 billion in total sales, including $751 million online sales,” notes Harteis.
“According to the publication, online sales in the Health and Beauty category were just over $1.7 billion in 2005,” says Harteis. “Quixtar represented more than a 40 percent of the sales in the H & B category, surpassing companies such as Avon, Sephora USA, and The Vitamin Shop,” adds Fred Harteis.
“Quixtar IBOs offer customers personalized, one to one service and outstanding health and beauty products from brands such as NUTRILITE® Vitamins and Supplements and ARTISTRY® cosmetics,” says Fred Harteis.

About the IBOAI
“The official Trade Association, IBOAI is dedicated to serving and protecting the interests of Quixtar powered Independent Business Owners (IBOs) throughout North America,” states Fred Harteis of IBOAI. Governed by a Board of Directors, the IBOAI:
• Protects the best interests of IBOs and serves as an advocate in IBO issues.
• Promotes and protects the integrity of the Independent Business Ownership Plan.
• Ensures that the business opportunity today is as good or better for future generations.
• Acts as an advisory group to Quixtar Inc. and Quixtar Canada Corp.
The 2006 IBOA Board of Directors Executive Committee includes Greg Duncan, Chairman, Don Wilson, Vice Chairman, Angelo Nardone, Steve Woods, Jim Janz, Terry Felber, Randy Haugen, and Kanti Gala. Governance and Oversight Committee includes Jody Victor and Billy Florence.


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