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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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Medical Weight Loss Market Declines 27% in 2020

March 1, 2021 Marketdata and DietBusinessWatch.com continue to release major findings from its ongoing current research of the weight loss market, contained in our upcoming study; "The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market", due out shortly. Based on interviews with management at the major medical weight loss center chains and franchises, Marketdata analysts are…
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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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How Dieters Are Responding To The Pandemic

Jan. 25, 2021 Robard just recently did a webinar featuring Patrick O'Neil at the Medical University of South Carolina. In that webinar, he discussed working with obese patients, and what their program has been seeing, and how they've changed their services to adapt to the limitations of the pandemic. This is a multidisciplinary medical weight…
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WW Reports 2nd Quarter Results

Aug. 4, 2020 “We ended the quarter with our highest-ever Q2 subscriber base of 5.0 million, driven by a record level of digital subscribers, which were up 23% year-over-year.  These milestones combined with the strength in digital revenues and our high margins are all testament to the work of our teams and talent around the…
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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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Most Weight Loss Surgeries Performed in the Northeast

May 15, 2020 The number of bariatric (weight loss) surgeries performed in the U.S. was up 10.5% in 2018, to 252,000 procedures. Marketdata analysts estimate that this market was worth $6.3 billion, based on the average price per surgery of $25,000. No data is available yet for 2019. The ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and…
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