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To Bring Those Tracking the Weight Loss Market The Latest Industry News and Company Developments, Marketdata Commentary and Opinions. To Provide An Ongoing Forum for Discussion and Feedback for Those Working in The Weight Loss Field.

The Most Comprehensive Study About The U.S. Weight Loss Market–Since 1989

The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market

March 2023       427 Pages      160 tables/charts       Price: $1,995

The $75 billion U.S. weight loss market grew nearly 15% last year from the depressed level of 2020.  Most segments of the market have recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic and recession. The big story of 2022 has been the soaring demand for new obesity drugs such as Wegovy and Saxenda, with more new drugs coming soon. The market may be entering a new era of medical approaches. Even Weight Watchers is now providing a medical plan.

The frozen diet entrees market and diet soft drinks have shown surprising strength, but the health clubs industry was devasted by the pandemic and emerges as a smaller sector. Supply chain disruptions affected the MLM market for meal replacements into 2021 and 2022, tamping down growth for Herbalife and Medifast. The ranks of commercial weight loss centers have been thinned out, and chains had to pivot to virtual client meetings and drop shipping of
products.

Do-it-yourself plans still abound as consumers use free diet & fitness apps. Many untapped niches still exist.  This is a completely revised and updated analysis of Marketdata’s best-selling biennial study about the U.S. weight loss market. This is the most comprehensive investigation of the U.S. weight loss market published by anyone worldwide.

Covered… dollar value & growth rates of all major weight loss market segments (early 1980s to 2022 and 2023 & 2027 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial diet center chains, multi-level marketing diet plans, retail meal replacements & weight loss supplements, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatricians, VLCD programs), low-cal frozen entrees, and the diet books & exercise DVDs market.

New for this edition:

  • Effects of the Pandemic on operations & revenues for all market segments, analysis of the recovery
  • How dieter behavior changed with the pandemic
  • The skyrocketing market for Rx obesity drugs and MD programs
  • 2022 market performance, 2023 & 2027 Forecasts
  • The most popular diets today
  • Ranking of the leading competitor companies
  • Outlook for the 2023 diet season
  • Why MLM is a major force in meal replacements sales, tough year in 2022
  • The franchising slowdown.

Also included: 34-year revenue analysis of the market through past recessions and fad diet cycles, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and extensive national/state commercial centers’ operating ratios. Rankings & revenues of top commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory. Contains 34 in-depth competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Medifast, Herbalife, Noom, Slim-Fast, Atkins Nutritionals, HMR, Optifast, Robard, Lindora Clinics, Slimgenics, Ideal Protein, Profile by Sanford, BeachBody, Metabolic Research, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, Nuviva, JumptStart MD, Dr. G’s, more.

Report also sold by individual chapters at lower price. $99 Overview available.

 

Latest News

Medifast To Launch National Marketing Campaign

May 20, 2024 Medifast today announced the launch of the first phase of its multimillion-dollar national marketing campaign. The campaign will highlight OPTAVIA’s new offering in collaboration with LifeMD®, the GLP-1 Lifestyle Program. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240520770526/en/ This will be an investment of up to $30 million in company-led marketing efforts. Medifast is committed to driving growth and enhancing brand visibility. This high-profile national campaign, led by Dentsu Creative and global digital-first media agency iProspect, aims to elevate brand

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Novo Nordisk Working On Even Better Weight Loss Drugs

May 9, 2024 Novo Nordisk is beginning work on a follow-up weight loss medicine that would last longer and could be manufactured more easily. On Thursday, the company unveiled a research project aimed at adding up to two more obesity treatments to its large pipeline, which already includes a long list of experimental obesity drugs being tested in clinical trials. The company will collaborate with Metaphore Biotechnologies, a privately held biotech founded by Flagship Pioneering, the venture capital company that

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How GLP-1 Drugs Are Changing The Weight Loss Market – Podcast

May 9, 2024 John LaRosa, Marketdata’s Research Director and founder, was recently interviewed by Kimberly Adams at Marketplace, a business and economic program, along with several others, about how the weight loss market is changing currently, being affected by the hugely popular GLP-1 weight loss medications. Here’s the interview, on audio. Click this link to listen www.marketplace.org/2024/05/09/new-drugs-transform-weight-loss-industry/  

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Weight Watchers Reports Q1 Results

May 2, 2024 Management reported that: “We delivered solid performance in the first quarter with end of period subscribers of 4.0 million, improved retention and engagement in our core business, and continued strong growth in our clinical business with 91 thousand end of period clinical subscribers,” said Sima Sistani, the Company’s CEO. “We continue to expect to end the year with total subscribers in the range of 3.8 million to 4.0 million, including between 140 thousand and 160 thousand subscribers

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