Overview

Weighing in: An increasing number of health-conscious consumers will benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on Weight Loss Services is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The growing rate of obesity and rising disposable incomes will spur growth
  • Weight loss companies have contended with high external competition
  • Many Americans are expected to turn to weight loss services to achieve their fitness goals

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Weight Loss Services industry has contended with reduced demand, as many budget-conscious consumers curbed their use of weight loss services. For example, many individuals have implemented do-it-yourself fitness and dietary regimens, cutting into demand for weight loss services. However, over the next five years, the industry is expected to rebound slightly from the previous five-year period. More health-conscious individuals will become aware of how weight loss plays an integral role in health and overall wellness, helping industry revenue. Further benefiting the industry, many physicians and health insurance providers will promote weight loss as a form of preventive care in order to lower healthcare costs...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of weight loss companies is dependent on population levels in particular regions, as well as obesity rates and disposable income levels.

    Southeast

    The Southeast has the largest share of weight loss companies in the country, with an estimated 23.9% of total establishments. This is in line with the region's share of the population at 25.6%, according to the latest Census data. Florida alone accounts for 7.8% of industry establishments. The Southeast is also the region with the highest rates of obesity. Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma all have obesity rates over 30.0%, according to information from the CDC. As such, there is a greater demand for the industry's services in this region. Add..

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    Additional Insights for the Weight Loss Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Weight Loss Services Industry are

  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Receiving the benefit of word of mouth recommendations
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Healthy eating index and Per capita disposable income in the Weight Loss Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 and surgical weight-reduction services.

    Industry Products
    Meeting fees
    In-meeting product sales
    Other fees
    Industry Activities
    Operating nonmedical weight loss centers
    Individual or group counseling for weight loss
    Diet workshops
    Selling food supplements and other weight reduction products
    Menu and exercise planning
    Weight and body measurement

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Healthy eating index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from primary care doctors
  • National unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Obesity on the rise
  • Competition from medical services
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising rate of obesity
  • Shifting competition
  • Table: Weight Loss Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Weight Loss Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services
  • Frozen Food Production

  • Products & Services
  • Meeting fees
  • In-meeting product sales
  • Other fees
  • Chart: Weight Loss Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 39 and younger
  • Consumers aged 40 to 59
  • Consumers aged 60 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Weight Loss Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Weight Loss Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Weight Loss Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Weight Watchers International Inc.Nutrisystem Inc.MediFast Inc.
  • Table: Weight Watchers International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Nutrisystem Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: MediFast Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Weight Loss Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Weight Loss Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Alli
  • Over-the-counter weight loss pill that is FDA-approved.
  • Body Mass Index (Bmi)
  • A measure of body mass, which is based on a person's weight and height and is used to estimate a healthy body weight.
  • Obesity
  • A medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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