Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the past five years, the Weight Loss Services industry tightened its belt, as low disposable income caused many consumers to curb demand for weight loss services. However, as the number of overweight and obese Americans continues to rise, demand for weight loss services will increase as well. In addition, growing awareness of the preventive role of weight loss has increased demand for industry services, with the goal of addressing health ailments such as diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. Therefore, in the five years to 2018, favorable increases in consumers' per capita disposable income, coupled with the growing prevalence of overweight or obese individuals, will propel revenue growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
As the percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese has risen over the past decade, demand for industry services has followed suit. The primary offerings of the Weight Loss Services industry are weight loss services and merchandise sales.
Weight loss services
Weight loss services are the primary service offered by industry operators. Altogether, this segment accounts for 60.6% of the industry's revenue in 2013. This segment includes nonmedical weight loss programs that assist clients in attaining or maintaining a desired weight level. This segment can be divided into diet management and other weight loss services. Diet management companies typically offer individual or group counseling, menu and exercise planning, and weight and body measurement... purchase to read more