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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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Coronavirus Could Hurt Medical Weight Loss Programs

March 9, 2020 Based on our research over the past few decades, only about 3.4% of dieters prefer to visit a physician's office, hospital or medical clinic for a weight loss program. 80-85% or so use a do-it-yourself program (retail meal replacements, OTC diet pills, online purchases), and the balance use a commercial chain or…
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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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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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