Amway North America Is Part of Alticor and Was Formerly Known as Quixtar and Amway Global
Amway North America is one of North America's leading direct selling companies with Independent Business Owners (IBOs) in the United States, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean - including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Guam, and Jamaica. It's part of Alticor Corporation, which is the parent company of Amway and its sister companies, including Access Business Group.
In 1999, Amway changed its North American business model, operating over the Internet through Quixtar.com. In 2008, to take maximum advantage of the Amway name, Alticor rebranded Quixtar to Amway Global and changed it in 2010 to Amway North America. However, it has continued with the Internet business model. Alticor has maintained its traditional Amway model elsewhere in the world and today, doing business in more than 80 countries and territories around the world - including parts of the world considered hostile to free enterprise when Amway first opened for business in 1959.
When Amway operated in North America, before changing to the i-commerce model in 1999, IBOs were represented by the Amway Distributors Association, a trade association. Today, the association represents IBOs affiliated with Amway and is now known as the Independent Business Owners Association International (IBOAI).