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Americans Pack On The Pounds During Pandemic

March 23, 2021 Just as we thought, lots of Americans gained a significant amount of weight the past year due to the pandemic, forced to stay away from gyms and be sedentary at home. And, the obesity rate at 42% of adults, was already at record highs. Great news for weight loss program providers, lots…
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Marketdata Publishes New Weight Loss Report: Findings

March 18, 2021 Marketdata LLC, has just released the new 16th edition of its best-selling report: "The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market". This is a 438-page analysis of ALL segments of the market -- commercial chains, medical programs, diet foods, soft drinks, meal replacements, diet books, Rx diet drugs, bariatric surgeries, the health…
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Private Equity Likes Weight Loss Investments

March 1, 2021 When looking at recent deals, it's clear that private equity investment companies really like to invest in the weight loss space. And, they make some good profits on companies they purchase and flip to other buyers. Here are a few of the deals completed in recent years: Private equity fund HIG Capital…
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WW Reports Full Year 2020 Results

Feb. 26, 2021 Weight Watchers reported results of the 4th quarter and full tear 2020. Management said that: "...Our new membership tier, Digital 360, is being enthusiastically received by members and is building subscriber momentum. Today, WW is the leading weight loss and wellness digital subscription platform, with multiple membership verticals and revenue streams, creating…
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Tivity Health Bails Out on NutriSystem Too Early

Tivity Health, a healthcare organization in the Southeast U.S., acquired NutriSystem, the weight loss company, in December 2018. Tivity ran NutriSystem under its Nutrition division for about 18 months, then wound up selling it, at a big loss, to private equity firm Kainos Capital. On Oct. 19, 2020 Kainos Capital agreed to acquire NutriSystem, from…
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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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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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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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