Asian direct selling company, QNET which is among companies facing a very hostile environment in India, gained a victory recently when the High Court of Karnataka ordered Café Coffee Day to remove the signage preventing QNET distributors and employees from using its premises.
Café Coffee Day, India’s pioneer and largest retail chain of coffee cafés, is a popular meeting point for many QNET distributors to meet with their teams and with prospects.
The Mumbai Police Economic Offence Wing (EOW) had instructed the Café Coffee Day chain of coffee shops in India to prevent distributors and employees of QNET and its Indian franchisee, Vihaan Direct Selling from entering its premises. EOW has been investigating QNET and Vihaan since Aug 2013 and has continued to find new ways to pursue the company and its distributors through unfair and unfounded means.
QNET’s franchisee in India filed a petition in the High Court of Karnataka against the Coffee Day order and the High Court ordered the EOW to submit its counter reasons and the instructions given to Coffee Day. In the interim period, the High Court has ordered that Café Coffee Day cannot prevent QNET distributors and its staff from entering its premises.
Such punitive measure taken by the Indian authority shows the direct selling industry in India, which is estimated to generate more than a billion dollars, is suffering due to lack of proper legislation and guidance in the country. While QNET continues to advocate for legislation and fight for its right to continue its business as it operates in full compliance with local business laws, it is hoped that the new administration in New Delhi will make crucially required changes.
QNET, on its part, will continue its quest for justice against the unfair treatment against the company by the authorities in India, and hails the decision by the High Court of Karnataka. This victory is definitely a sign of positive things to come for the QNET and the direct selling industry as a whole in India. It is time for the Indian government to take positive action rather than reacting to unfounded allegations and baseless accusations from the authorities.
QNET is one of Asia’s leading Direct Selling companies with a dynamic online shopping and business community comprising around seven million customers and independent distributors around the world. The company offers an entrepreneurial network marketing business opportunity and a portfolio of lifestyle products that have been developed to enhance the lives of its customers through innovation, wellness and luxury.
Established in Asia in 1998, QNET utilises the direct sales business model on a proprietary eCommerce platform to market and distribute its wxclusive products. The company specialises in everyday, consumer brands as well as high-end luxury goods.
QNET is a member of the Direct selling Association in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
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