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Weight Loss Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Weight Loss Services in the US

Over the five years to 2018, the Weight Loss Services industry benefited from the growing number of overweight or obese Americans. According to the latest available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults are considered obese or overweight. As a result, many physicians promote weight loss as a form of preventive care to lower patients' risk for obesity-related ailments, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, industry operators contended with rising competition from do-it-yourself weight loss apps and nutrition plans, which cut into industry revenue growth. Despite a projected rise in obesity, industry revenue is forecast to decrease over the next five years, though profit is expected to remain stable.

Companies in this industry provide nonmedical services to clients and assist these individuals with losing or maintaining a desired weight. Services typically include individual or group counseling, menu and exercise planning and weight and body measurement monitoring. Industry operators may also sell food supplements and other weight-reduction products. This industry does not include fitness centers, health resorts and spas or medical and surgical weight-reduction services.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Adult obesity rate
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Weight Watchers International Inc. (US industry-specific revenue) - financial performance*
    • Table NutriSystem Inc. (US industry-specific revenue) - financial performance*
    • Table MediFast Inc. (US industry-specific revenue) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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