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Medifast Reports Q4 and 2018 Results, 2019 Forecasts

Feb. 26, 2019 -- As reported in a Medifast Press Release... "We are very pleased with our strong finish to 2018," commented Dan Chard, Medifast's Chief Executive Officer. "We reached a significant corporate milestone generating over $500 million in annual revenue and profitability exceeded our expectations. Importantly, we achieved these results while accelerating the level of…
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WW Reports Grim Results

Feb. 26, 2019 - As reported in a company press release: "2018 was a significant year for WW. We launched WW FreestyleTM, built an expanded technology ecosystem, rebranded to WW and reinforced our mission to become the world’s partner in wellness,” said Mindy Grossman, President and CEO. “While we are proud of our accomplishments in…
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Marketdata Publishes New Weight Loss Market Study – Market Tops $72 Billion

Marketdata LLC, Tampa, FL (www.marketdataenterprises.com) has just released its new 15th edition of "The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market", a 457-page detailed analysis / market research report. The report costs $1,895 at the Marketdata website (report #FS67). Also sold by single chapters--call for prices. $99 Executive Overview, 44 pp. This is the 30th…
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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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Wellness May Be A Tough Sell for Diet Companies – By J. LaRosa

Jan. 15, 2019 What do most consumers think about when they hear the term "wellness"? Some may think about being free of any disease, or being physically fit, or mentally fit. Do they also think about weight loss? Maybe. Maybe not. In any case, in America the term wellness has always been kind of vague…
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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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WW Is Recession-Resistant, Says Analyst – By J. LaRosa, Marketdata

Jan. 3, 2019 More people are beginning to use the "R" word - recession. Diet companies are included. WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers International Inc. , is one of the health and beauty companies in the D.A. Davidson coverage universe that's "recession resistant," analysts wrote in a Thursday note. Analysts used eight criteria to…
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