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Retail Health Clinics May Represent New Opportunity for Weight Loss Programs

Marketdata Enterprises just released a groundbreaking new study entitled:
“The Market For Retail Health Clinics & Urgent Care Centers, Sept. 2012, 132 pp. 17 company profiles, 25 Tables. Price: $1,495.

See the Press Release with some major findings and the Table of Contents here

These 1,400 or so clinics are popping up more often in drug store chains such as CVS and Walgreens, as well as supermarket and big box mass merchants. Their numbers are expected to nearly double to 2,700 by 2016, fueled by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014.

The clinics handle a variety of minor ailments such as strep throats, ear infections, as well as flu shots and school physicals. However, they are quickly expanding into other areas like diabetes monitoring, and yes, weight loss. In fact, Lindora Clinics has an agreement with 9 Rite-Aid stores on the West Coast. The thing these clinics have in common is that profit margins are slim and demand is seasonal, peaking in the Fall with flu shots. They want to change that, and smooth out demand during other months.

The perfect fit? – selling weight loss programs. which can tip the scales for the clinics toward profitability. Walmart alone has the potential to add hundreds of clinics to its stores per year and CVS will build 100 more per year to 2015. The clinics are run by Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants, who can easily provide detailed diet program info, get people registered, and even do counseling. NutriSystem sells its program via Costco, so why not CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and other retail sites, where the potential customer shops?

Get this new Marketdata report ASAP and find out who the players are and what they’re looking for, before the “crowd” gets their foot in the door and discovers this promising new retail distribution channel!

Questions about the study? Call Marketdata at: 813-907-9090

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