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 Investment Chapter
The Online Weight loss industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators spend an estimated $0.16 on capital investment. Capital investment predominantly includes computers, phones, and software used to support the online weight loss programs. Capital intensity has increased slightly in the five years to 2014 as industry as employment was cut.
Online weight loss programs are characterized by higher capital intensity compared to brick-and-mortar weight loss programs due to the programs being online. This industry requires fewer employees and more capital to ensure that the software programs work smoothly... purchase to read more