I thought that Herbalife had largely died with its founder around 2000, but that wasn’t the case. I’ve been watching a doco on Netflix called “Betting On Zero”, and they’re talking a lot about these “clubs”, which according to this movie were usually holes in the wall in strip malls or rural downtown areas, and people could go in and get a yummy, nutritious shake (without knowing how much they would pay for it, of course) and hang out with their friends. Windows were required to be covered, so people couldn’t see the decor from the outside, and advertising was not permitted beyond a business sign, but people were supposed to show up en masse anyway.
I had never heard of this concept, and as could be imagined, they almost always went belly-up as soon as the money ran out.
JC Penney’s was in serious trouble a few years ago because of some bad business decisions; I had heard that it was taken over by a financier who didn’t have retail management experience. A passing mention made me realize that the Wall Street titan who was trying to expose Herbalife was indeed this person.
I knew the company still existed to some degree, because I’ve seen products here and there in recent years.
So, has anyone here ever seen one (that you know of) or been to one?
BTW, feel free to move this to Cafe Society if you think it fits in better there.