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The Most Comprehensive Study About The U.S. Weight Loss Market--Since 1989

The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market

February 2019       457 Pages      160 tables/charts       Price: $1,895

The U.S. weight loss market is now worth a record $72 billion, but the number of dieters has fallen, due to the growth of the size acceptance and body positivity movement.  Do-it-yourself plans still abound as consumers use free diet & fitness apps. Commercial diet chains are posting strong growth. Many untapped niches still exist.  Medically supervised diet programs and franchises have seen growth slow, as commercial chains outperformed them since 2017. This is a completely revised and updated analysis of Marketdata’s best-selling biennial study.

Covered… dollar value & growth rates of all major weight loss market segments (early 1980s to 2018, 2019 and 2023 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial diet center chains, multi-level marketing diet plans, OTC meal replacements & diet pills, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatricians, VLCD programs), low-cal frozen entrees, and the diet books & exercise DVDs market.

Also included: 30-year revenue analysis of the market through past recessions and fad diet cycles, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and extensive national/state commercial centers’ operating ratios. Rankings & revenues of top commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory. Contains 38 in-depth competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Medifast, Herbalife, Visalis, Isagenix, Slim-Fast, Atkins Nutritionals, HMR, Optifast, Lindora Clinics, Slimgenics, Ideal Protein, Profile by Sanford, Beach Body, Quick Weight Loss, Curves, 24 Hour Fitness, Metabolic Research, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, Nuviva, JumptStart MD, Dr. G’s, more.

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WW Reports Q2 Results – Brighter Outlook, Stock Upgrades

August 8, 2019 On Aug, 6th, the company reported that: “Member recruitment trends improved throughout the second quarter as we saw good response to our spring campaigns. End of period subscribers increased 1.5% year-over-year to 4.6 million – our highest level ever for a second quarter,” said Mindy Grossman, the Company’s President and CEO. “We are focused on building momentum Continue Reading

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Medifast Reports Q2 Results, Tops Estimates

August 2, 2019 Medifast reported 2nd quarter results yesterday, beating analyst expectations. Second quarter revenue increased 59.5% to $187.1 million from revenue of $117.3 million for the second quarter of 2018. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 75% of consumable units sold for the second quarter compared to 64% for the same period a year ago. The total number of active earning OPTAVIA Continue Reading

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How Good Are Stock Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades? – Weight Watchers

July 23, 2019 A few days ago, DA Davidson upgraded WW stock to buy from neutral and said investor expectations for the 2020 diet season are too subdued. "WW has already reported improved recruitment trends, chatter on app download data indicates stabilization of subscriber trends, and our proprietary analysis of Reddit comments indicates keto interest could be fading," analyst Linda Continue Reading

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