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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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How Dieters Are Responding To The Pandemic

Jan. 25, 2021 Robard just recently did a webinar featuring Patrick O'Neil at the Medical University of South Carolina. In that webinar, he discussed working with obese patients, and what their program has been seeing, and how they've changed their services to adapt to the limitations of the pandemic. This is a multidisciplinary medical weight…
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WW Launches 360 App-based Membership Plan

Jan 5, 2021 WW announces its newest membership plan, Digital 360, designed to give members next-level support, motivation and accountability through live and on-demand content. "The experience is powered by a new group of inspiring WW coaches who have expertise in what members need - including fitness, mindfulness and applied clinical psychology. Members can follow…
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Medifast Reports Q3 Results

Dec. 29, 2020 "Our business continues to go from strength to strength, with high levels of client demand and engagement among independent OPTAVIA Coaches, accelerated growth and record levels of active earning Coaches," said Dan Chard, CEO of Medifast. "Our programming efforts this year, along with enhancements to our organization, have given us a foundation for significant…
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Weight Watchers Reports Q3 Results

Nov. 2, 2020 According to Mindy Grossman, the company's President and CEO: "We ended the quarter with 4.7 million subscribers, marking a new record for a third quarter close. We accelerated initiatives that were already underway to create a truly differentiated, tech-enabled, member experience. Building on the massive success of the m yWW food program, we are thrilled…
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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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