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Jenny Craig Adds DNA Testing

June 18, 2018 -  Jenny Craig, one of the leading commercial weight loss chains, is customizing its nutrition plans to a client's genetic make-up.  This new gene-based offering is entering the second phase of testing, with plans to expand nationwide. Jenny Craig claims to be the first national commercial weight loss company to integrate DNA…
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Medifast Beats Estimates for 1st Quarter

May 3, 2018 - "We are off to a strong start in 2018 driven by our focused, transformational business model that continues to deliver optimal health to our clients through our community of OPTAVIA Coaches," said Dan Chard, Medifast's CEO.  "This helped fuel growth and profitability that exceeded our expectations for the first quarter and has led…
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Weight Watchers Posts Strong 1st Quarter

May 3, 2018 - "Driven by the enthusiastic, global response to our new WW Freestyle™ program, we ended the first quarter with 4.6 million subscribers – the highest level in the history of Weight Watchers and an increase of 1 million compared to a year ago. Member engagement has been incredible with members staying longer than ever…
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NutriSystem Beats Estimates for Q1

May 1, 2018 - Dawn Zier, President and CEO, stated, “We’re pleased first quarter 2018 revenue and earnings per share exceeded our expectations, driven by better than expected results in Nutrisystem’s direct-to-consumer business. As anticipated, South Beach Diet revenues increased significantly year-over-year, and we remain excited about the long-term opportunity it represents.” Ms. Zier added, “Our…
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Medifast Reports Q4 and Full Year 2017 Results, Beats Estimates

March 6, 2018 - According to management: "Our financial results exceeded our expectations and we are pleased to report a strong finish to the year with revenue through our OPTAVIA Coaches model generating record growth," said Dan Chard, Medifast's Chief Executive Officer.  "Looking ahead, our OPTAVIA coach community is now stronger than ever and very well-positioned to…
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Weight Watchers Posts Strong 2017 and 4th Qtr.

Feb. 27, 2018 - According to CEO Mindy Grossman:  "We had a highly positive consumer response to the launch of our WW Freestyle™ program in December, which resulted in a strong finish to the year. More people are engaging with our brand and we ended 2017 with approximately 600,000 more members than a year ago, representing…
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NutriSystem Stock Gets Slammed On Weak 2018 Outlook

Feb. 26, 2018 - Dawn Zier, President and CEO, stated, “In 2017, we achieved accelerated growth for both revenue and earnings. Double-digit revenue growth from both new and reactivation customers was driven by a highly effective ad campaign, media expansion, and increased engagement throughout the customer journey. We also proved out our multi-brand strategy, demonstrating that…
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