Sure, Herbalife’s independent distributors are its entire raison d’etre, but their goddamned websites are giving Bill Ackman way too much ammunition. And since it’s apparently going to be sticking around, the diet-shake empire is going to do something about it.
The Los Angeles company is banning independent web sites run by US distributors and migrating their businesses to a corporate-controlled hub….
The change, which goes into effect Nov. 15, is an attempt to exert more control over Herbalife’s sales force and follows some instances in which distributors were accused of making false health claims about the company’s products.
Herbalife moves to curb rogue sites [N.Y. Post]