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Trouble at Noom?

Feb. 3, 2022 As reported here and in many other publications, Noom's rapid growth as a weight loss program is well known. The company may plan an IPO this year, and it's estimated that revenues topped $600 million last year. The company has raised $669 million to date. However, there may be some weak spots.…
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Semaglutide a Game Changer Drug?

Dec. 30, 2021 2021 was a historic year for obesity treatment. In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the weight loss drug semaglutide, which some experts described as a "game changer". The medication, initially developed to treat Type 2 diabetes, was the first drug treatment to be approved by the FDA for weight management since 2014. Wegovy,…
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Jenny Craig’s New “Max Up” Program

Dec. 30, 2021 Jenny Craig has come out with it's new program for 2022, called Max Up. The company claims that: "...While on the Max Up program, participants can lose up to 18 pounds* and 5 inches** off their waist size in the first four weeks. For the first time, Max Up participants complete a new digital…
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Americans Add Weight During Pandemic, Noom Prospers

Dec. 13, 2021 As reported in a recent INC. magazine article, a survey by the American Psychological Association found that some 42 percent of U.S. adults gained unwanted weight in the first year of the pandemic. This helps explain the boom year Noom had for its weight-loss service in 2020, with sales estimated at more…
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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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