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Weight Loss Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Weight Loss Services Market Research Report | NAICS 81219a | Jul 2015

Weighing in: Expanded coverage of industry services resulting from healthcare reform has bolstered demand

IBISWorld’s Weight Loss Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
5.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
195,125
Businesses
128,520
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over 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 2020, 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 Investment Chapter

The Weight Loss Services industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2015, for every dollar spent on labor, the industry incurs about $0.09 in capital expenditures. In general, the capital requirements necessary to start a weight loss company are low. Industry operators will typically invest in a central location, although some companies operate strictly online and deliver meals to consumers' homes. Additionally, industry operators will invest in computers and software as well as scales and exercise equipment for client use. As a personal service industry, labor expenses are high for industry operators and account for about 30.5% of total revenue... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Weight Loss Services Industry?

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 or surgical weight-reduction services.

Industry Products
Meeting feesInternet feesIn meeting product sales
 
Industry Activities
Operating nonmedical weight loss centersIndividual or group counseling for weight lossDiet workshopsSelling food supplements and other weight reduction productsMenu and exercise planningWeight and body measurement


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