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Medifast Flies Under the Radar, Pulls Off A Coup

July 19, 2019. Somehow, quietly, Medifast, with its MLM model and Optavia product line, is poised to become the second largest weight loss company by revenues. If, as expected, it posts revenues of $700 million this year, it will outsell NutiSystem (projected flat sales of $692 million), Herbalife, and Jenny Craig. How did it do…
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Weight Loss Conference Set for March 2015

"Launching A Successful Medical Weight Loss Program" will be a unique 2-day conference held in Orlando, march 13-14, 2015. See the video to the left on this home page and the website DietShow2015.com, to register, for speakers and the agenda. Sponsors and exhibitors welcome. Contact Marketdata for details or questions. The momentum today is with…
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U.S. Adult Obesity Rate Tops 40% For First Time, Covid-19 To Blame

Oct. 20, 2020 No surprise here... The U.S. adult obesity rate stands at 42.4 percent, the first time the national rate has passed the 40 percent mark, providing further evidence of the country’s obesity crisis. The national adult obesity rate has increased by 26 percent since 2008. With consumers working and staying at home during…
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WW Teams Up With Amazon, Launches Halo

Aug. 29, 2020 WW has collaborated with Amazon for the launch of Amazon Halo, a health and wellness membership and wearable device that uses technology to provide personal wellness insights.  The Amazon collaboration will provide consumers with the latest in personal health and wellness technology, demonstrating our shared commitment to offering consumers science-backed, cutting edge…
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Medifasts Reports Q2 Results

August 6, 2020 "This has been a strong quarter for Medifast, with strong demand and engagement among OPTAVIA Coaches and Clients helping to deliver meaningful revenue growth," said Dan Chard, CEO of Medifast. "We have more active earning Coaches than at any point in our history, and Coach productivity is up substantially quarter-over-quarter near all-time highs..." "We have…
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WW Reports 2nd Quarter Results

Aug. 4, 2020 “We ended the quarter with our highest-ever Q2 subscriber base of 5.0 million, driven by a record level of digital subscribers, which were up 23% year-over-year.  These milestones combined with the strength in digital revenues and our high margins are all testament to the work of our teams and talent around the…
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Weight Loss Market Pivots To Survive Covid-19: New Report, 2020 Forecasts

June 12, 2020 Marketdata has released a new 65-page study: Status of The U.S. Weight Loss Market: Effects of The Pandemic. This is a complete analysis and forecast of ALL major segments of the U.S. diet market.  “The Covid-19 crisis has forced many weight loss businesses to accelerate their operations toward the virtual delivery of…
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Weight Watchers Bounces Back

June 16, 2020 As of this morning writing on June 16, WW stock (WW) is up nearly 17%, due to positive news. WW issued an update on its Q2 fiscal 2020 trends to date, which reflects a strong digital business, courtesy of the social distancing and the company’s focus on digital transformation. As of Jun…
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Marketdata Was Right About NutriSystem & Tivity Health

May 21, 2020 As Marketdata analysts predicted just about a year ago, Tivity Health’s acquisition of NutriSystem has not worked out well. As of May 7, 2020 Tivity’s board has decided to explore “strategic alternatives” for the Nutrition business (translation: they want to sell the business unit), including a possible transaction and has engaged Lazard…
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WW Plans Lay-offs Due to Covid-19, Oprah Events Coming

May 19, 2020 WW International Inc. said last Friday it plans to lay off workers and eliminate jobs worldwide as it tries to cut costs amid the economic devastation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The company formerly known as Weight Watchers said it expects to spend about $12 million in employee-termination payments and other expenses.…
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