Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
As the weight of the average American increases and child obesity becomes a more prominent issue, the industry will capitalize on the growing demand for services to assist in weight loss. Weighing up this potential for growth, players will look to expand with new brands, products and services and by targeting males, older Americans and international markets. Still, competition from weight-loss surgery and diet pills will remain a threat over the next five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of weight loss companies is dependent on population levels in particular regions, as well as obesity rates and disposable income levels.
The Southeast has the largest share of weight loss companies in the country, estimated at 26.7% of the total. This is in line with the region's share of the population at 25.4%, according to the latest Census data. Florida has the highest share of industry establishments, estimated at 9.1% of the nation's total. The Southeast is also the region with the highest rates of obesity. Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma all have obesity rates over 30.0%, according to information from the CDC. As such, there is a greater demand for the industry's services in this region... purchase to read more