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Weight Watchers Tries New Ad Approach

Nov. 25, 2014 - Weight Watchers is using a new strategy for its ads. It just introduced "Help with the Hard Part" – a new campaign sharing the truth that losing weight isn't easy, simple or fun. The firm is not using celebrities, in a shift from recent years' campaigns. "It's time to give ourselves…
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Why Fad Diets Are So Popular

When people ask their doctor about losing weight, even though they know there's no one "best diet," patients often demand one. They want rules. There is a comfort in certainty. When you’re looking for a solution to a problem that’s really troubling, a problem that affects your health, self-esteem, and relationships — and the solution…
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Medifast Report Q3 Results

Nov. 5, 2014 -- According to a press release: "Our team continued to manage the controllable aspects of our business and we are pleased these efforts enabled us to generate another quarter of earnings ahead of our expectations," said Michael C. MacDonald, Medifast's CEO. "While top line growth continues to be a challenge, we believe…
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Weight watchers Reports Q3 Results

Oct. 29, 2014 -- Weight Watchers reported its 3rd quarter results. Main results were that: Third quarter 2014 results include: Revenues of $345.2 million, down 12.9% versus the prior year period, with total paid weeks down 12.4%. "While our Q3 financial results were substantially below 2013 levels, they reflect a slight improvement in our topline…
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NutriSystem Reports Q3 Results

NutriSystem Report Q3 Earnings Nov. 3, 2014 -- NutriSystem today reported its 3rd quarter results. Main results were that: Revenue was $90.6 million up from $85.4 million in the third quarter of 2013; Adjusted gross profit margin improved 130 basis points to 51.4% and adjusted gross profit increased 9% versus prior year to $46.5 million.…
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