Tag Archives: diet centers

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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Commercial Diet Companies: 2019 Review, 2020 Outlook

Dec. 30, 2019 Based on 3rd quarter 2019 guidance by each company, it's looking like the top four weight loss companies will post a collective 3.6% sales increase for 2019 versus 2018, with revenues of $3.21 billion ($3.10 bill. in 2018). Adding in all the other smaller commercial franchises and chains, this segment of 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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WW Launches New Plan

Nov. 11, 2019 "More options" and "more freedom" are key aspects of Weight Watchers' new customizable myWW program. For the first time, WW (Weight Watchers) is offering its members the opportunity to choose a program tailored to a member’s weight loss plan -- giving them “more flexibility” when it comes to the foods they eat. MyWW, allows members to…
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Weight Watchers Beats Q1 Estimates

May 7, 2019 Weight Watchers International (WW) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.16 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.26. This compares to earnings of $0.31 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 38.46%. The…
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HIG Capital Buys Jenny Craig

April, 5, 2019 Private equity fund HIG Capital has purchased Jenny Craig from North Castle Partners, which had owned Jenny Craig since 2013. HIG managing director Jeff Zanarini said, “We believe Jenny Craig represents an ideal opportunity to invest in the premier provider of weight loss services, especially with the rising prevalence of overweight adults.…
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NutriSystem Q4 2018 Results, Projects Flat 2019 2nd Year In A Row

Feb. 20, 2019 - NutiSystem reported its full-year 2018 and 4th Quarter result, along with new partner Tivity health. CEO Dawn Zier said: " To provide some color around the start of 2019, our early diet season trends indicate mixed results. On the program and product innovation front, our focus has been on personalized nutrition…
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Mystery J.P. Morgan Call on Weight Watchers – By J. LaRosa

Jan. 16, 2019 J.P. Morgan analyst Christina Brathwaite recently downgraded WTW stock due to "channel check" that indicated falling interest in WW. She claims that traffic to the WW website is down year over year, spelling trouble for enrollments, and that the app Noom is providing competition. Well, I have a problem with this assessment.…
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