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WW Launches New Personal Points Program

Nov. 7, 2021 This is the first time in the company's history where no two plans are alike. Upon sign-up, members complete the new PersonalPoints Engine, WW's proprietary assessment that merges a member's food and activity preferences with WW's nutritional algorithm to generate an individualized weight loss and wellness plan. Each member has a unique…
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Medifast Posts Strong Q3, Poised to Be #1 Weight Loss Firm

Nov. 5, 2021 Medifast continued its momentum into the 3rd quarter and is poised to reach 2021 yearly sales of $1.5 billion, topping even Weight Watchers revenue to take over the lead for the first time. This is truly a remarkable feat, in light of the fact that Medifast has never run a national TV…
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WW Reports Q3 Results, Misses Earning and Sales Estimates

Nov. 5, 2021 WW International posted revenues of $293.5 million for the quarter ended September 2021, missing the Consensus Estimate by 7.64%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $320.7 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates just once over the last four quarters. According to CEO Mindy Grossman: “In the coming days, we will…
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WW’s CEO Mindy Grossman To Step Down

Oct. 2, 2021 WW International, Inc. (WW) announced that Mindy Grossman, President and CEO, who has led the brand's transformation since 2017, has decided to step down as President and CEO after the first quarter of 2022. Ms. Grossman will continue to lead the company until that time and will work with the Board of Directors…
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Two New Medical Weight Loss Companies

Sept. 2, 2021 We just discovered two new medical weight loss companies: Options and Calibrate. Options has brick & mortar sites, while Calibrate is a virtual program. Apparently, there's a lot of venture capital money out there looking for start-ups, and the weight loss space is enticing. Calibrate claims to have raised $127 million from…
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WW Reports 2nd Qtr. 2021 Results

Aug. 9, 2021 According to CEO Mindy Grossman: “We ended the quarter with 4.9 million subscribers, including 4.1 million Digital subscribers -- an all-time second quarter-end high and up 6% year-over-year, but below our expectations. The strong Digital year-over-year growth momentum in Q1 slowed in the second quarter as we cycled against strong Digital performance…
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Medifast Reports 2nd Quarter Results

August 6, 2021 Medifast reported its results for Q2 2021 on August 4. "This has been another outstanding quarter for Medifast, driven in large part by our success in driving growth in independent OPTAVIA Coaches to new highs, and empowering those Coaches to be more productive than ever before." said Dan Chard, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer…
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Noom, Weight Loss App Company, Eyes Possible IPO

May 19, 2021 Noom Inc., a popular app targeted to help weight loss, is said to have obtained funding from the private equity firm Silver Lake ahead of a potential IPO. Noom is said to be worth $4 billion in its latest funding round, according to a Bloomberg report yesterday. The company, which hopes to be…
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