Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Online weight loss services took a direct hit during the recession as people lost their jobs and had less disposable income to spend on discretionary purchases. In 2010, this started to turn around, and industry revenue started to grow. In the next five years, the industry revenue is expected to continue to rise, as people with less leisure time require assistant to lose weight.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Online Weight loss industry has a high level of capital intensity. For every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators spend an estimated $0.62 on capital investment. Capital investment predominantly includes computers, phones, and software used to support the online weight loss programs. Capital intensity has remained relatively stable in the five years to 2013 as industry operators reduced capital investment as employment was cut.
Online weight loss programs have high 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