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The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained mainly by a weak economy and a shift to do-it-yourself plans by consumers. Yet, some competitors are doing very well, and many untapped niches exist. This is a completely revised and updated analysis of Marketdata's best-selling biennial study about the $61 billion 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 the 10 major weight loss market segments (early 1980s to 2012, 2013 and 2016 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial diet center chains, mail order and multi-level marketing diet plans, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & apps, diet food delivery services, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, RDs, and nutritionist diet plans, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatrician plans, VLCD programs), retail meal replacements and diet pills, low-calorie entrees and low-carb foods, diet books, exercise DVDs.
New: Chapter covering The Corporate B2B weight loss market.
New: results of latest surveys by the Calorie Control Council, Nutrition Business Journal, CDC, plus 110 dieter metrics from BestDietForMe.com online surveys (7-year data 2005-2012).
Also included: Top 30 competitors ranking, 24-year revenues of the market through past recessions, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and commercial centers' national operating ratios. Rankings & revenues of top 7 commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory.
Contains 30+ in-depth updated competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, eDiets.com, LA Weight Loss, Herbalife, Slim-Fast, Diet Center, Physicians Weight Loss, HMR, Optifast, Medifast, Lindora Clinics, Atkins Nutritionals, Metabolic Research, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, and many more.
Based on extensive primary & secondary research, management phone interviews, franchise FDDs, Census data, trade associations, stock analysts, SEC docs, more.
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