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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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Herbalife’s U.S. Sales of Weight Loss Products at $633 Million in 2019

May 19, 2020 Herbalife Intl. is a well-known MLM (multi-level marketing) company that sells weight loss products in the U.S. and abroad. It sells meal replacements (protein shakes, drink mixes, weight loss enhancers and healthysnacks). However, what some may not know is that, based on its sales, it ranks as the third largest weight loss…
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Where’s All The Weight Loss TV Ads?

April 20,2020 Marketdata analysts are seeing plenty of TV commercials lately by Noom, a few by NutriSystem, but little from any of the other competitors? What's going on with the marketing departments of WW and Jenny Craig? It's still prime diet season until Memorial Day, although admittedly, consumers have other things on their mind right…
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Jenny Craig Carries On Amid Virus

March 30, 2020 Many dieters are probably wondering what Jenny Craig is doing about the weekly in-person, in-center meetings between coaches and clients. At least in New Zealand, employees for Jenny Craig have been told their services will continue during the lockdown. Time will tell if this also applies to centers in the U.S. Mat…
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U.S. News Ranks The Best Diets

Jan. 2, 2020  U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, released its annual assessment of the year's Best Diets. For the millions of Americans making health-related resolutions for the New Year, the Best Diets platform offers rankings, data and information on 35 diet plans to help people across the…
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Jenny Craig Adds DNA Testing

Dec. 31, 2019 Jenny Craig’s new ad campaign promotes a DNA Decoder Plan that directs users toward the best food choices, based on their genetic makeup.  The company will have dieters first swab their cheeks and send off their genetic material for analysis, before developing a meal and exercise plan. Jenny Craig follows other companies,…
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