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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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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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WW Reports Q1 2020 Results

April 28, 2020 WW (Weight Watchers reported today that: Q1 2020 End of Period Subscribers up 9% year-over-year to 5.0 million, an all-time Q1-end high.Q1 2020 Revenues of $400 million, up 10%, or 11% on a constant currency basis, year-over-year.Launches Virtual Workshops globally, as a response to Studio closures, keeping the WW community connected across…
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Pandemic Will Shift Diet Season

March 18, 2020 The traditional "diet season" lasts from the last week of December until Memorial Day. If dieters have not reached their goal weight by the Summer, they usually take a break and pick it up in the Fall, or quit altogether. However, this year, with the coronavirus pandemic now in full swing, dieting…
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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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Jenny Craig Takes Different Path – By J. LaRosa, Marketdata

Jan. 9, 2019 A recent interview by the news site Cheddar, with Jenny Craig CEO Monty Sharma, revealed that the company is not stressing the wellness aspect of its program, in contrast to competitors such as WW (Weight Watchers). Mr. Sharma claims that consumers are confused by the term "wellness". Rather, the company is placing…
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