Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Online Weight Loss Services industry took a direct hit during the recession as people lost their jobs and had less disposable income to spend on discretionary purchases. In the five years to 2019, the industry is anticipated to grow moderately as the economy continues to recover. Revenue is expected to grow during the period as consumers become increasingly health conscious and have higher disposable incomes, and the obesity epidemic continues to worsen. Growth will be limited however, as online weight loss programs and bloggers that offer similar services for free continue to grow in popularity and siphon demand.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Population levels, obesity rates and disposable income levels influence the distribution of weight loss companies; however, because industry services are provided online, the geographic spread of establishments is not always proportional to the population distribution. Largely populated regions are the most important to the industry, but the number of establishments per capita varies considerably. In many cases, it is not necessary for company locations to be near customers because the company may only require a warehouse space to store goods or house a team to maintain a website.
The Southeast has the largest share of online weight loss service establishments in the country, estimated at 24.0% of the total... purchase to read more