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Friday, February 21, 2014

Partner Up With Three Gold Medalists
They remain the top products produced by Watkins. And for good reason.

What makes a winner? Just look at some of the top Olympic athletes in Sochi. It takes dedication, perseverance, courage and motivation to be a medal winner, as well as a great coach.

Some of those same attributes are evident in the leading Watkins sales people. Their success didn’t come overnight. Neither did success come early for the company itself. Founded in 1868, Watkins grew because of its great products. By constantly working toward improvement, the company’s researchers and chemists developed three amazing products – vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon. Sure, they are staples found in every North American kitchen.  But how many of them are gold medalists?  That's an honor only given to Watkins vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon. 

It was back at the World Fair of 1928 that international taste experts awarded the highest honor to the three products created by Watkins. They were judged the best in the world. Other products followed. Today there are some 250 items in four distinct product lines.

That takes us back to those Watkins salespeople. They have been able to succeed because of the great products and company they represent.  Direct sales isn't for everyone.  It takes a special person to be successful at it.  It also takes a great coach.  We feel we have one in Alan Lukes, co-founder of the growing All Natural Country Store.  He has helped countless individuals overcome obstacles and succeed.  You could be one of them.  If you have ever thought of building your own part-time, home-based business, call Alan at 888-881-7372. Unlike some of those Sochi coaches, he’s very approachable! Alan could just be the man to help you soar!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The All Natural Country Store’s Top Sellers

As a distributor of all things Watkins, we keep tabs on what’s flying off our shelves.

We love our association with the J.R. Watkins company. It continues to re-formulate many of its products to be the best that they can be. Company founder J.R. Watkins began his enterprise nearly a century and a half ago. His first product was a pain liniment he sold to customers from a horse and buggy. Today, the pain liniment is still in the production line, and produced in Winona, Minn., the same city where Watkins built the company’s headquarters. Today, products are delivered by UPS in the United States. The journey takes up to seven days to reach customers.

Recently, east coast customers used the liniment after shoveling all that snow. West coast customers used it after strenuous, outdoor activities. While its versatility still makes the pain liniment popular, the company’s best-selling product today is its Double Strength Vanilla. The award-winning vanilla is made from the world's finest Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans. Our secret formula is low in alcohol, and delivers double strength vanilla flavor. Customers keep it as a staple in their kitchens for baked goods. They use it in milk shakes, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal, coffee, frostings, custards, butter for shrimp and lobster, green beans and more.

To purchase either of these products, go to www.AllNaturalCountryStore.com. To find out more about our store, go to www.AllNaturalCountryStore.net. You can read about our online store as it continues to grow. The store’s founders, Alan Lukes and David Gurzenski, offer their customers the same personal service that J.R. Watkins delivered to his customers many years ago.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Great Leaders We Remember

Great countries and great companies are led by people ahead of their time.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTAVV2pXKE42NNlJlQZRaJEigj05ejS8HPMooDZP7YLyjVQF_JaOn this Presidents Day, we reflect on the great men who led our country. George Washington – being the first – is a man we all remember as the founder of the United States. He initiated some of the concepts American Presidents still follow today.

J.R. Watkins PortraitThose of us involved with Watkins also stop today to remember the founder of the company. He truly was a leader far ahead of his time. J.R. Watkins, who founded the company in 1868, established a number of firsts for American business. He introduced the concept of the 30-day, money-back guarantee on all products sold if the customer wanted to return it for any reason. Watkins was that confident that his products were effective and the best on the market. The company founder also developed the first direct-sales workforce – before Fuller Brush, before Amway, and before Avon. Today, Watkins has been ranked as one of the top home-business opportunities in America by Entrepreneur magazine.

Watkins is also a leader in the Green Company movement. All of its packing materials are biodegradable, but that’s just the start. Watkins continues to reformulate its traditional products so that they can be defined as All Natural by the Natural Products Association. And that’s why our Watkins business is known as the All Natural Country Store. We remember our roots, and we welcome the years ahead as Watkins Naturals continues to be a company other American businesses follow.