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Market for Self-Improvement Products & Services
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Report # FS15
The Only Analysis of This Market Available!New Edition!
$2,495, December 2012, 382 pages - 50 Tables & Charts, 56 Competitor Profiles
This is simply the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the self-improvement market. This Marketdata study examines the $10.4 billion market for motivational “self-improvement” programs, products or services that seek to improve us physically, mentally, financially or spiritually. Discusses the market for: books, CDs, audiobooks, infomercials, motivational speakers, multi-media packages, public seminars, workshops, retreats, SI websites/webinars, 16 holistic institutes, personal coaching, online education, training organizations and more. Nature of and outlooks for each market segment. Major topic categories covered: weight loss/exercise, business/sales skills, business opportunities/investing, improving relationships, general motivational, and stress management.
NEW For This Edition:
First ever data on $ value and revenues/profits of public seminars companies, from IRS 990 Forms: 2010-2011
Interviews, trends, outlooks from the market's movers & shakers
Traffic rankings of top self-improvement websites
The study analyzes market segments and structure, customer demographics, the New Age movement, $ size/growth (2003-2016 forecast), effects of the recession, how the Internet is shifting content creation/delivery, major market developments since 2010, recent guru scandals and bankruptcies, in-depth profiles of 40 top motivational speakers/gurus (Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Phil McGraw, Dr. Laura, Brian Tracy, Franklin-Covey, Suze Orman, John Gray, Tom Hopkins, Robert Kiyosaki, Zig Ziglar, many others), demographic profile/buying habits of TV infomercial buyers, top 100 infomercials lists for 2007-2011, 2012 status reports of the U.S. weight loss market and the stress management market, and more.
Contains a 110-page chapter profiling the activities/specialties/speaking fees/ 2011 revenues of 40 top speakers/gurus influencing the market, with a ranking of the top 101. Contains 56 in-depth competitor profiles, including : Gaiam, Nightingale-Conant, Hay House, Peak Potentials, Landmark Education, Get Motivated, SkillPath, National Seminars Group, Audible.com. Selfgrowth.com, Success Magazine, Beliefnet.com, Fred Pryor/CareerTrack, Peter Lowe, Toastmasters, Dale Carnegie Associates, Franklin-Covey, others. Results of latest surveys from: The Audio Publishers Assn., Publishers Weekly, Intl. Coach Federation, Electronic Retailing Assn., Response Magazine, more.
he Most Comprehensive Analysis of This Market Available!
Report # FS22
$2,295, March 2013, 420 pages, 160 Tables & Charts
The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained mainly by a weak economy and the shift to do-it-yourself dieting. Yet, some companies are doing very well, and many untapped niches still exist (worksite programs, plans for Blacks, Hispanics, adolescents, diabetics, international markets, etc.). This is a completely updated analysis of of Marketdata’s bestselling biennial study about the $61 billion U.S. weight loss market. Simply the most comprehensive investigation of the U.S. weight loss market published by anyone worldwide.
Covered in this report: dollar value & growth rates of 10 major weight loss market segments (early 1980s to 2012, 2013 and 2016 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status of new 2013 diet season, analyses of: diet soft drinks & artificial sweeteners mkt., health clubs, commercial diet center chains, mail order and multi-level marketing diet plans, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & mobile apps, diet food home delivery services, ALL medically supervised programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, RDs, and nutritionist-based diet plans, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatrician plans, VLCD programs), retail meal replacements and diet pills, low-calorie entrees and low-carb foods, diet books, exercise DVDs.
New chapter: Worksite-based B2B diet programs (mkt. potential, key players).
Also included: Top 30 competitors ranking, 24-year revenue history of the market through past recessions, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and commercial centers’ national operating ratios.
Rankings/revenues of top 7 commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory of industry sources. New: results of latest surveys by the Calorie Control Council, Nutrition Business Journal, plus 110 dieter metrics/preferences from BestDietForMe.com online surveys (6-year data 2005-2010).
Contains 30+ in-depth updated competitor profiles with financials for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, eDiets.com, LA Weight Loss, Herbalife, Slim-Fast, Diet Center, Physicians Weight Loss, HMR, Optifast, Medifast, Lindora Clinics, Atkins Nutritionals, Metabolic Research, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, and many more.
Based on extensive primary & secondary research, management phone interviews, UFOCs and other documents.
Available in print or digital format
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Report # FS40
$1,495, November 2012, 127 pages, 32 Tables
This groundbreaking new analysis by Marketdata examines the growing $1.9 billion business of medical spas. These are the about 2,100 “medical spas” or “med spas” now operating in the United States—an interesting hybrid niche healthcare/cosmetic facility that straddles the medical and business fields. Medical spas only emerged ten years ago and exploded in number between 2007 and 2009. However, a major shake-out took place as franchises failed and the recession hit—exposing overoptimistic revenue assumptions and poor management.
As primary care MDs seek to replace lost income, and as baby boomers age, demand should grow for minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures made possible by an ever-developing generation of laser equipment.
This study examines the med spas market structure and history, revenues/growth, key market trends and issues, effects of the recession, consumer demand factors and demographics, extensive med spa operating ratios--results of three separate surveys, laser technology and suppliers, why franchising failed, investment, etc. Covers national revenues (2002-2011 estimates, 2012, 2013 & 2016 forecasts).
Headwinds that have limited med spa success in the past have included widely varying state regulations, botched procedures resulting from improper use of laser machines, and a spate of failed franchises. However, most of these issues have been resolved and the business lessons have been learned.
The study contains 13 in-depth profiles of the leading laser equipment makers.
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Report # FS39
$1,495, September 2012, 132 pages, 25 Tables
This groundbreaking new analysis by Marketdata examines the growing $10 billion business of retail health clinics (convenient care clinics) and urgent care centers. These are the clinics that consumers see more and more often in drugstore chains such as CVS, grocery stores, Target and Walmart, that are open 7 days a week with extended hours and no appointment needed. They now do a lot more than flu shots.
As the primary care MD shortage worsens and the Affordable Care Act gets implemented in 2014, these retail health clinics will grow in number and services, and serve the 32 million newly insured plus those consumers seeking more convenience and care for minor ailments on their schedule rather than the doctor’s. There are now more than 9,000 urgent care centers and nearly 1,400 retail mini-clinics, up strongly from just several years ago. Both sites are significantly less costly than a visit to the emergency room.
This study examines industry revenues/growth, competitor profiles/rankings, key market trends and issues, patient demand and demographics, extensive operating ratios, licensure, technology, investment, why profits are elusive, etc. Covers national revenues (2000-2011 estimates, 2012, 2013 & 2016 forecasts).
Headwinds have limited retail clinics’ success in the past, including the seasonality of the business, resistance from physician groups and vagaries of the private equity funds that have run clinics.
The study contains 17 in-depth profiles of the leading competitors.
Report also sold by single chapters
Report # FS38
$1,295, May 2012, 111 pages, 45 Tables
Pawn shops in the United States now number about 11,000+ and growing, and constituted a $14.5 billion industry last year. The business is fragmented and not dominated by large national chains. The industry appears to be almost recession-proof, as the ranks of the “unbanked” consumer continue to grow. Pawn shops provide a service that traditional banks cannot—short term loans for small amounts of money. These “alternative financial services” operations are more complex than meets the eye, and must conform to strict regulations.
The industry has benefited from soaring gold prices, coupled with positive publicity via the popular reality TV show called Pawn Stars. The study explores why growth at pawn shops has been steady, even through the “great recession”. The industry’s image has changed and pawn shops are considered more mainstream as even affluent consumers now use them to raise quick cash. Even Beverly Hills and Palm Beach have pawn shops, that discreetly serve the rich.
This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the business, reasons for the recent growth of pawn shops, national receipts/growth from 1999-2011, 2012 to 2016 forecasts, average store revenues, customer demographics, key industry trends, federal/state industry regulation/fee caps, gold prices and gold buying/scrap sales, consumer debt levels and more. Includes chapter on extensive pawn shop operating ratios from the Census Bureau surveys. Findings of research studies by: Federal Reserve, FDIC, Georgetown University, brokerage analysts, National Pawnbroker’s Assn., U.S. Census Bureau and more.
This study is believed to be one of the few in-depth publicly available business analyses that exists of this market. 3 in-depth company profiles are provided for: Cash America, EZCorp., and First Cash Financial.
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Report # FS37
$1,495, August 2011, 115 pages, 38 Tables
This first ever analysis by Marketdata examines the booming $60 billion “distance learning” or online education industry used by 6.2 million students The industry has grown rapidly since 2002, as lax federal requirements for student loans permitted many consumers to pursue alternative careers or certifications to make themselves more marketable or make a career change. Internet access and heavy advertising also fueled demand. The last recession significantly increased enrollments. However, 2011 is a major transition year, as double-digit growth comes to a halt amid new federal rules regarding Pell grants and Title IV loans, and scrutiny of schools’ recruitment practices. As is true of many high growth sectors, online education has its growing pains—namely “diploma mills” that sell fake degrees and dubious accreditations, prompting critics to question the quality of online courses.
The study examines industry revenues/growth, competitor profiles/rankings, major industry issues, new federal regulations, the impact of the recession, bogus diploma mills, demand vis a vis traditional post-secondary education, etc. Covers national revenues from 2002-2010, 2011 estimates, 2015 forecasts). The study examines major findings of the Babson Survey Research Group and Sloan Consortium annual surveys, combined with proprietary Marketdata research, rankings and interviews.
In-depth profiles included for: The University of Phoenix (Apollo Group), Kaplan Higher Education (Washington Post), Capella University, DeVry University, Strayer University, Argosy University, Corinthian College, American Military University and Career Education.
Contains 38 tables and charts.
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Report # FS36
January 2011 * Pages: 171 * 42 Tables/Charts * Price: $1,495
Groundbreaking New Study - The Only Analysis That Exists
This fascinating and groundbreaking new Marketdata study examines the crowded $842 million weight loss websites market. Research for this study was based on primary research involving an exhaustive analysis of the leading diet website metrics, both public and privately owned companies. 6-year trend data covering online dieter demographics and diet program preferences from 2005-2010 was analyzed—the BestDietForMe.com database proprietary to Marketdata.
Literally thousands of diet websites exist, yet most don’t make any money or profit. WeightWatchers.com and SparkPeople are the leaders, with the former taking in $196 million last year via 1 million paid subscribers. A variety of revenue generating models are used, but the trend seems to be toward free, advertiser-supported sites, rather than paid subscriptions. More review/information websites have appeared, taking their place among product-oriented sites that actually sell a diet program or products.
The study covers: Status of the overall weight loss market, nature/structure of the online dieting market, types of diet websites, revenue models used, how sites obtain traffic (natural vs. purchased), rankings by Alexa, Compete and Quantcast, ad networks, affiliate programs, Google AdSense, online dieter demographics (sex, age, BMI, diet budget, preferred program location, preferred food, previous plans used, etc.), market size (2005-2009, 2010 & 2014 forecasts). Effects of the recession and social media. Also covers methods to value a diet website for sale/acquisition (with a sample valuation) and management outlooks and opinions of market growth and the competition. Rankings/tables for 27 top diet websites: year founded, traffic rank, % from U.S., estimated revenues, sites linked to it, pay per click monthly budget, no. of page views, bounce %, time spent per visitor, % female traffic, whether site accepts ads or uses an affiliate program, has an email newsletter, community support, e-commerce store, more. A wealth of website data exists, if one knows where to look.
In-depth Competitor Profiles for (.com): 3fatchicks, 50millionpounds, Annecollins, Atkins, BestDietForMe, BiggestLoserClub, CalorieKing, CaloriesCount, ChaseFreedom, Dietwatch, Diet.com, DietsInReview, DukeDiet, Dottie’s Weight Loss Zone, eDiets, FreeDieting, Hungry-Girl, JillianMichaels, JennyCraig, Lindora, Medifast, MyAlli, NutriSystem, RevolutionHealth, SparkPeople, TheBestLife, WebMd weight loss clinic, WeightWatchers.
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A Consumer Guide
Report # FS35
Simply The Most Detailed Blueprint Ever Written For Running A Successful Weight Loss Business !
NEW Information in 2010 Edition:
Interview Results For 8 Successful Weight Loss Consultants, Diet Center Owners, Book Authors
Top Managers & Franchisees At Commercial & Medical Diet Companies
What online dieters want, their demographic profile, as of July 2010
Mid-year 2010 Market Forecasts & Outlook
Many people want to get into the $59 billion U.S. weight loss business. But how? And what kind of business to start? How much will it cost, and which ventures will be most likely to succeed? How can you avoid the mistakes others in this business have made? Do you have the qualities and background to make it in weight loss?
This groundbreaking new guide by Marketdata covers it all, from soup to nuts. Written by Marketdata’s President, John LaRosa, MBA, a weight loss industry consultant with 21 years experience tracking and analyzing the diet market, interviewing its top management, and objectively viewing the industry’s problems, fads, successes and failures—through past recessions and growth periods.
Written in an easy to read style, with commentary by John LaRosa, key recommendations, names, websites and phone numbers of companies to help you, and much more. Backed up by information from market research studies, government agencies, franchising groups, and owner/managers. Includes an outlook and forecast for specific segments of the diet market to 2012.
The Guide covers, in detail:
Capital and time required for each type of business
Case studies of specific diet companies
Typical income statements, likely profits/earnings, start-up costs
Dirty secrets about the inner workings of ad networks and affiliate programs.
Chapters: (see Table of Contents for more details)
Do You Have What It Takes To Survive In This Business?
Poor Management – The Single Biggest Cause of Failure
The Importance of Advertising
Multiple Channels of Distribution – Your Best Insurance Policy
Brick & Mortar Commercial Weight Loss Centers
Weight Loss Franchising: The advantages and drawbacks
If You’re A Physician: Adding Weight Loss To Your Practice
Multi-level Marketing: A Reality Check on Independent Distributors
If You’re a Nutritionist or Dietitian
Diet Websites: Setting one up from scratch, with an e-commerce store, profile of online dieters (by age, sex, diet budget, preferred diet program location, preferred food plan, past diet plans used, psychological needs, BMI, starting weight, etc.)
Writing a Diet Book – Your Ticket To Fame?
Diet Food Home Delivery Services
Reference Directory of Weight Loss Information Sources
Why waste tens of thousands of dollars or more, and lots of time in the wrong weight loss venture? Get this Guide first. Show it to your attorney or financial backer or partner.
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Complete Market Analysis of This Niche Healthcare Specialty! Programs, Drugs &
September 2010 - 246 pages, 38 Tables, 12 Competitor Profiles
This has grown into a $19.6 billion market, but the field is in turmoil. More than 9,000 programs and sole practitioners (clinics, anesthesiologists, other MDs, chiropractors) treat an estimated 17 million Americans suffering from: chronic pain (back pain, migraines, cancer, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). 700+ "pill mills" have emerged to serve Oxycontin addicts and profiteers, as 12 states have no drug monitoring systems in place. The field is moving toward the use of more "procedures" and injections and 78% of the patient caseload is handled by anesthesiologists, more of whom moved into pain therapy.
This newly updated Marketdata study (the only business/demographic analysis available) is based on proprietary mail surveys and phone interviews and covers: 1985-2014 F $ market size, mkt. structure, treatment methods, no. of patients/annual caseloads, avg. program costs/length, marketing methods, insurer reimbursement, and more. Contains proprietary findings of Marketdata custom mail surveys of pain programs & anesthesiologists (separate operating data for multidisciplinary programs vs. anesthesiologists). New chapter covers the pain management devices market (TENS machines, spinal cord stimulators, pumps, etc.). Also covers patient demographics, status of the pain drugs market, status of the chiropractic profession, and a directory of 100 CARF-accredited clinics. Profiles of John Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Univ. of Miami, Scripps, other top programs.
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Report # FS19
186 pages, 49 Tables, Price: $1,895
This newly updated bestseller by Marketdata examines the $12 billion business of
debt collection agencies. Complaints by consumers about harassment by collectors
still exists and tops the list of complaints to the FTC. With the recession, it
has gotten worse, since it has become more difficult to collect on (liquidate)
accounts. Lots of accounts are being placed, but colleting is more difficult,
since many consumers are still out of work, have high debt service loads, face
high gas prices, and are struggling to pay for the necessities, with little left
over to repay debts.
Collections is a fragmented business of 4,500 mostly small firms. Major consolidation has taken place amongst collections agencies since the late 1990’s, and one firm, NCO Financial Systems, now accounts for $1.5 billion in sales, by virtue of acquiring its biggest competitor (OSI Solutions). Technology is making firms more efficient and profitability had risen until the recession hit. After a period of strong growth from 1999-2004, top-line revenue growth has slowed substantially – only 3.9% last year. Industry receipts fell by nearly 10% in 2008-2009—the first time in 20 years. Future growth will have to come from untapped niche segments such as healthcare accounts, legal, cell phone bills, municipal government, and outsourced IRS tax debt.
The study examines industry revenues/growth, competitor profiles/rankings, consumer debt trends and industry issues, extensive operating ratios, etc. Covers national revenues (1987-2010 actual, 2011 estimates, 20012 & 2016 forecasts), latest Census data industry operating ratios. The study examines consumer debt trends, foreclosure trends, bankruptcy trends, the debt buying market, outsourcing, status of IRS tax debt business, major market segments and more.
Contains 49 tables and charts
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$1,895,August 2009, 191 Pages, 53 Tables
This analysis by Marketdata
examines a controversial $4 billion healthcare service sector — infertility
services. This loosely regulated “baby business” has come under the spotlight
lately, as the Nadya Suleman (OctoMom) case brought up issues of unethical
practices by some fertility doctors practicing “assisted reproductive
technology” (ART) and implanting multiple embryos.
ART now produces more than 50,000 babies per year in the U.S. via 142,000 IVF procedures (nearly tripled since 1999), and demand is growing from the ranks of 7+ million infertile women, many of which delayed childbearing due to careers. There are 483 U.S. fertility clinics, 100+ sperm banks, an unknown number of egg donors, and 1,700 reproductive endocrinologists competing for the business, which is lucrative. In addition, the global market for fertility drugs tops $1 billion. Only one corporate “chain”, IntegraMed, exists, as most programs are run by small MD practices or are part of a hospital or University.
This unique new study by Marketdata examines the nature/evolution of the business, national receipts/growth from 1988 to 2013 forecast, extensive infertile customer demographics, key industry trends, industry regulation, pricing, industry consolidation, insurance coverage, ethical issues and calls for reform, effects of the recession, and more. The study presents the findings of Marketdata’s mail/phone survey of fertility clinic managers, with average costs and number of specific diagnostic procedures. Contains results of the latest (2006 & 2007) CDC ART surveys, with IVF success rates, plus a name/address directory of 400+ fertility clinics, as well as European ART cycles survey data. Examines the sperm banks, egg donors, and fertility drugs markets, and surrogacy programs.
This study is believed to be one of the few in-depth publicly available business analyses that exists of this market.
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Report # FS8
$1,895, January 2012, 280 pages 65 Tables
This is the ONLY in-depth business analysis that covers ALL segments of this industry, since the market has no trade association performing market research.
This newly updated 6th edition Marketdata study is a fascinating analysis of one of the oldest professions—matchmaking. The popularity of dating websites jumped since December and into the new year, actually helped by the recession.
This market is a now a $2.1 billion business in the U.S., with online dating services soaring in popularity since 2001 and representing 53% of the market’s value. The Web has revolutionized this business and has brought affordable and convenient matchmaking to the masses. But, dating website revenues are expected to grow only 7.5% this year as the U.S. market becomes saturated with 1,500+ sites and free dating sites and competition from popular social networking sites attracts cost-conscious singles. Europe is the next untapped market. Matchmakers are posting moderate growth, but off-line chains and radio datelines and print personals continue to slide. Speed dating continues to do well, along with certain niche markets.
The study examines: market size/forecasts and segments from 1994 to 2015 Forecast. Separate in-depth chapters cover: Dating Websites, Dating Service Chains with physical offices, Independent Matchmakers and Dating Coaches, Radio Datelines, Print Personals, Chat Lines, and Singles Publications. The study examines how dating services operate—typical revenues/fees/profits, negative image problems and sometimes unethical sales practices. Includes detailed profiles of the top matchmakers/dating coaches in the U.S., singles demographics, factors affecting demand, latest Census data/national & state operating ratios. Competitor profiles for: Together/The Right One, Great Expectations, Match.com, eHarmony, Meetic, It’s Just Lunch, Yahoo Personals, Plenty of Fish, Singlesnet, PerfectMatch, True.com, Friendfinder Networks, Avalanche LLC, Teligence, Qwest Personals, Lavalife, The Matchmaking Institute, Spark Networks and more.
The Matchmaking Institute, based in NYC, is the only U.S. organization offering a course on how to become a matchmaker. Operates a referral network and more.
Market Analysis of This Business Covering ALL Sleep Market Segments!
Report # FS34
$1,895, June 2008, 145 pages
Of a total population of 305 million Americans, 58% are estimated to experience insomnia symptoms or sleep disorders. Companies across America are trying to sell us a perfect night’s sleep with drugs/sleeping pills, premium mattresses, high tech pillows, white noise machines, aromatherapy, CPAP masks, books on insomnia, and more. And it has fast become a $23.7 billion a year industry.
As obesity rates climb and Americans age, more people are developing sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders. Plus, stressors from the economy, terrorism and longer workdays is resulting in more sleepless nights. Some claim that “sleep is the new sex—we need more of it and can’t get enough of it.” First launched in 1977, there are now 3,500 to 4,000 “sleep labs” in the United States. These labs perform sleep studies and help design treatment programs for insomniacs and those with sleep apnea and other conditions.
This groundbreaking new Marketdata study examines the “sleep” market and its components, covering markets for: anti-insomnia drugs (over-the-counter & prescription), sleep labs/sleep lefts, mattresses and pillows, CPAPs (continuous positive airway pressure devices) for sleep apnea, and retail sleep aids: earplugs, sleep lamps, sound conditioning machines, eye masks, books on sleep). Marketdata also performed primary research -- a custom mail survey of sleep labs in March-May, deriving key operating ratios, average revenues, and much more.
The study includes market size estimates for 1987-2007, with 2008 and 2012 Forecasts, client demographics, in-depth competitor profiles and rankings in each market segment, discussions of market nature & structure, history and evolution, in view of recent Medicare rulings regarding home testing. Advertising strategies, R&D, sleep disorder publicity and other demand factors analyzed.
The Only Market Analysis of This Segment Available!
The Only Market Analysis of This Segment Available!
$1,195, May 2011, 166 pages, 61 Tables & charts
This new Marketdata study examines the $924 million diet food home delivery or “home meal replacement” market in the U.S. This is a niche segment of the overall weight loss market appealing to the most affluent dieters, that has grown rapidly until the recession hit. Research for this study was based mainly on primary research involving custom Marketdata telephone surveys of company management.
Roughly 30 companies compete. Some ship food nationwide while others provide fresh daily delivery to local markets such as New York City and Los Angeles. Profit margins vary greatly.
The study covers: nature/structure of the market, key demand factors, pricing, distribution & franchising, how companies are formed and operate, profitability/expense ratios, customer mix and demographics, market size (2005-2010, 2011 & 2014 forecasts), management outlooks and opinions of market growth and the competition.
Also Included: Complete Status Report of the Total Weight Loss Market, with outlooks for commercial, medical and retail programs, 2009 & 2014 forecasts, latest dieter trends, major market developments of 2009-2010, 2008-2011 financials for the public diet companies, effects of the recession, ranking of top weight loss companies, 1989-2014 market size/growth history, and more.
29 Competitor Profiles for: NutriSystem, Jenny Direct, Medifast, Diet To Go, 5 Squares, BistroMD, Pur Foods, eDiets Meal Delivery, Chefs Diet, Freshology, Sunfare, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, HMR At Home, In The Zone, Personal Chef To Go, and more (address, program descriptions, prices, market outlooks, financials when available).
The average monthly cost of a diet/healthy food home delivery plan is $723.
Most companies held up well during the recession, and adapted/found new markets.
We expect the market size to grow 3.7% in 2011 and 4.5%/year to 2014.
Most local daily fresh food services serve the LA and NYC markets and don’t generate sales higher than $2-5 million, but some are as high as $30 million.
Some services have been around 20+ years but the market took off in 2002-2003.
60-70% of customers are female, and clients usually stay on plan 8-12 weeks.
Potential clients range from the elderly to college students, working Moms, time-pressed executives, celebrities, and yuppies looking for convenience.
Check Cashing, Money Transfer, Pawnshops and Payday Loan Services Industry
Report # FS29
$1,795, June 2008, 143 pages, 66 Tables
This updated analysis by Marketdata examines the controversial but growing “alternative financial services” sector — a $27 billion business comprised of loosely regulated check cashing, payday loan, money transfer and payday loan services. These outlets serve 35% of the U.S. population. Many companies are happy to accept the business of consumers with spotty credit records who have been rejected by banks--the 12 million “unbanked” households that choose not to use traditional banks.
Explosive growth had taken place in the payday loan business, but they have come under heavy scrutiny. Critics say these services gouge consumers with high fees and interest rates, but they do provide more convenient hours, less red tape, easier credit, and most customers don’t seem to complain. There are 13,000 check cashing outlets, 11,000 pawn shops, 25,000 payday loan stores and 467,000+ money transfer agents competing for this business today. Many outlets/services overlap—providing multiple services at the same site. The study explores why growth at check cashers and pawn shops is meager, and the effects of the economic slowdown.
This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the business, reasons for the growth of non-bank services, immigration trends, national receipts/growth from 1999-2007, 2008 to 2013 forecasts, average store revenues, customer demographics, key industry trends, federal/state industry regulation/fee caps, self-service check cashing machines, profit margins, franchising, gold prices, global remittance trends, consumer debt levels, reasons for the industry’s past negative image, and more. Findings of research studies by: Fannie Mae, Georgetown University, FISCA, Federal Reserve Board, brokerage analysts, Natl. Check Casher’s Assn., The World Bank, INS, Natl. Pawnbroker’s Assn., U.S. Census Bureau, FDIC, and more.
This study is believed to be one of the few in-depth publicly available business analyses that exists of this market. 13 in-depth company profiles (with 2005-2007 financials) are provided for: ACE Cash Express, Check Into Cash, Dollar Financial, Western Union, Moneygram, Ria Financial, Cash America, EZCORP, First Cash Financial, Advance America, Check Into Cash, CNG Financial, and QC Holdings.
The U.S. Medical Laboratories Industry
$2,195, April 2010, 230 pages, 113 Tables & Charts
Marketdata study is a comprehensive analysis of the fragmented but sizeable $57
billion U.S. clinical lab testing business. The industry was hurt by the
recession but is poised for moderate growth to 2013, as the U.S. population ages
and new tests are developed. Higher margin esoteric and anatomic pathology tests
are pacing growth and the large chains have made a string of acquisitions in
this space, to “buy” growth. International expansion could be the next growth
The study examines, in detail, recent industry trends and developments in the major test segments: PAP tests, workplace drug screening, and esoteric tests. An entire chapter is devoted to the high-growth $6.6 billion “esoteric” or reference test market—its size, growth, nature, profiles of all key competitors, with revenue rankings.
Complete analysis of independent commercial labs, hospital labs, and physician office labs-how they differ and compete, discussion of major industry trends and demand factors, extensive national/state operating ratios/latest Census and CLIA data. Analysis of industry receipts from 1980-2008 actual, 2009 performance and 2010 outlook, 2013 forecasts, lab staff salaries and vacancy rates, insurance industry testing, latest trade journal survey findings. Estimates and opinions of multiple brokerage firms. Competitor profiles for: Quest Diagnostics, Lab Corp. of America Holdings, Bio-Reference Labs, American Esoteric Labs, Ameripath, ARUP, Genzyme, Medtox Scientific, Clinical Pathology Labs, Mayo Medical Labs, Spectrum Lab Network, Sonora Quest Labs, and more. Contains reference directory of industry sources, list of NIDA-certified drug test labs. This study contains 113 tables and charts, and is also sold by chapters. It is available via several commercial databases as well.
Report # FS6
$1,395, January 2005, 140 pages
61 Tables & charts
This newly updated
Marketdata study examines the $5.3 billion dental labs industry and the
operations of the 12,000 labs operating in the U.S. These facilities provide a
variety of products and services for dentists (crowns, bridges, dentures,
implants, orthodontics, inlays, etc.). The industry is getting a boost from the
cosmetic dentistry boom and aging Baby Boomers that are asking for more
esthetic/appearance-enhancing products such as veneers.
The bulk of these labs are small, most grossing less than $500,000 in annual sales. The study analyzes: industry revenues for 1987-2008 forecast, 2002-2003 performance and recovery from the last recession, how labs operate and services performed, major industry issues and emerging trends, industry structure and evolution, current lab worker wages (by job function), and product fees.
The study also includes an extensive analysis of demand factors (patient demographics, spending on dental care, orthodontics mkt.), as well as technology trends, dental school enrollments, and detailed national/state Census operating ratios. Profiles are included for the top 6 multi-lab chains: National Dentex, Dental Service Group, Dental Technologies, Glidewell Labs, DaVinci Dental Studios, and Americus Dental Labs.
Research for the study was based on primary research involving custom Marketdata telephone surveys and extensive secondary sources from the industry’s leading trade associations (NADL), trade journals (Lab Management Today), consultants and special reports (Peter Stein report).
Report # FS18
$1,995, June 2012, 227 Pages, 152 Tables
This Marketdata study examines the huge $78 billion commercial contract cleaning and maintenance services market. The business, which encompasses janitorial services, pest control, window cleaning, carpet/floor cleaning, parking lot maintenance, security, HVAC/facilities management and more, is very competitive, comprised of 906,000 mainly small operators, including 48,400 franchised outlets. Competitors run the gamut from mom & pop cleaners, to giants such as ABM Industries with $2.4 billion in revenues and UGL UNICCO with $852 million in commercial maintenance sales. This study traces industry size, growth, segments, structure, end-user demand, and operating ratios — Receipts for 1987-2010 actual, 2011-2012 estimates, and 2016 forecasts.
Steady sales gains of 5-7% per year, and 10% in 2007 came to a halt in 2009 with the recession, real estate bust, rising office building vacancy rates, and cutbacks in the frequency of cleaning by clients. Some customers even shifted to in-house cleaning. Low-ball prices, discounts and rebates have become the norm, hurting profits. Green cleaning and certification has become more important.
This is a complete analysis of: competitor market share, major industry trends, industry franchising, office and industrial building vacancy rates, impact of the recession, cleaning worker pay/turnover, outsourcing, more. Includes highlights of latest surveys by trade journals, as well as comments and outlooks by top competitors, trade groups and industry consultants. Separate in-depth chapters analyze the Carpet Cleaning and Residential/Maid Services segments. National, state and city ratios from Census Bureau surveys. Includes in-depth profiles and rankings of all the top franchise and non-franchise competitors (ABM Industries, Anago, Bonus Building Care, ServiceMaster, Jani-King, Jan-Pro, Clean Net, Coverall, Pritchard Industries, Red Coats, Vanguard, UGL Unicco.)
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Report # FS31
$99, July 2005, 57 pages
Matchmaking is hot, representing a $1 billion business. But, how do singles obtain an objective assessment of the best kind of dating service for their needs and budget? How can consumers protect themselves and find a reputable dating service? This new consumer guide will tell you. It’s a must read for singles thinking of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a dating service. Buyer beware! Have fun, but do your due diligence first to avoid disputes.
The report covers the following topics:
Your Odds of Success
Types of Dating Services
Online Dating – Dating websites & profile enhancement services
Social Networking Services
The Major Retail Chains & Franchises with Offices
Radio Station Datelines
Print Personal Ads
Singles Publications & Singles Events
Profiles included for the top 9 U.S. matchmakers, Great Expectations, Together/The Right One, It’s Just Lunch, HurryDate, 8minuteDating, Pre-Dating (Cupid.com), Profile Doctor, Look Better Online, the top 15 dating websites, trade associations and more.
The Matchmaking Institute, based in NYC, is the only U.S. organization offering a course on how to become a matchmaker. Operates a referral network and more.
Garages Industry (4th Edition) U.S.
The Only Analysis of This
Report # FS7
$1,595, February 2008, 161 pages
This $18.3 billion profitable, but fragmented, service industry has posted strong growth in 2005 and 2006, prior to the sub-prime real estate meltdown. However, this is NOT a recession-proof sector, as evidenced by the 5% decline in sales in 1990. Growth is likely to slow considerably this year. Demand for parking spaces is influenced by the price of gas (expected to hit $4/gal. by summer), white-collar employment levels, commercial vacancy rates in metro areas, and even weather.
2008 will be a challenge, as office vacancy rates began to rise for the first time in four years and commercial real estate now feels the ripple effects of the credit crunch. All of this is analyzed in detail by the only market study covering both the private and public parking lots and garages sector.
The industry’s 40,000 facilities are divided into privately owned parking facilities and those in the “public” sector (at airports, municipal buildings, hospitals, colleges). This 4th edition study covers: industry size (1987-2012 forecast, 2007-2008 performance and outlook), automated parking technologies, how garages are operated (contract types), latest Census data/industry ratios for private garages (national, state, city), factors affecting demand (parking garage construction, gas prices, the economy, commercial/office construction and vacancy rates). The study provides profiles of the leading chains (Standard Parking, Central Parking, AMPCO System Parking, Impark). Also includes findings of 2007 survey of NPA members/operating ratios of private facilities. Study contains 60+ tables & charts.
Cleaning Industry U.S.
The Only Market Analysis
Report # FS9
$1,695, November 2011, 164 pages, 80 Tables
This Marketdata Enterprises study is a 5th edition update and in-depth analysis of the $3.8 billion U.S. carpet & upholstery cleaning services sector. More than 40,000 mostly small companies are active in this mature and moderate growth business. Several large franchise organizations exist, but the top 9 franchise systems do not dominate—they are estimated to capture only 24% of industry receipts. The small independents may have actually held up better than the franchises during the recession. Carpet cleaners continue to diversify as consumers tightened their belts and the frequency of cleanings fell. At the same time, the share of total floor coverings by carpeting fell to an all-time low of 47%, as the housing market collapsed.
The study covers: industry
revenues/growth from 1986-2015 forecast, impact of the recession, market
segments (commercial, residential, disaster restoration), the market/competitors
in carpet cleaning equipment, major trends and issues, factors affecting demand
(residential construction activity, home environmental concerns, competing hard
surface floor coverings), outlooks by consultants, trade groups and competitors,
latest findings of trade journal surveys, and extensive operating ratios -
national, state, and city, by company size, truckmount operations, industry
profitability trends, etc.
Discussion of competition by large carpet mills, retailers, and the continued shift to alternative hard floor coverings (wood, tile, laminates) that reduce demand for carpeting. Rankings and in-depth profile and 2008-2010 revenues of all the top franchises and other competitors: Sears, Stanley Steemer, Chem-Dry, ServiceMaster Clean, ServPro, Duraclean, Heaven’s Best, Rainbow Intl., MilliCare Commercial Carpet Care, and Professional Carpet Systems.
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Child Day Care Services: An Industry Analysis (7th Edition)
Report # FS17
$1,995, May 2010, 251 pages
Results of new phone surveys, proprietary research, latest trade group-trade journal-private sector surveys, and extensive Census Bureau data. While birth rates level off at 4 million per year, those for women over 30 are rising, and these are mothers most likely to return to work quickly, Federal funding has tapered off the past several years, with household spending the key driver of growth. Study includes separate chapters analyzing Nannies & Nanny Agencies, as well as the Au Pair system. Demand for quality, affordable care remains strong, but fees vary widely and are rising faster than inflation. In-depth competitor profiles for: Knowledge Learning Corp., Learning Care Group, Nobel Learning Communities, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Child Development Schools, Goddard Systems. Ranking of top 50 companies and revenues. Study contains 100 tables and charts.
Marketing, Competitive & Operational Analysis)
Report t # FS13
$1,345, June 2003, 110 pages
The $11.7 billion U.S. funeral homes industry is a mature, low-growth and fragmented business comprised of nearly 22,000 mostly independent services. The late 1990s saw a wave of consolidation as large chains bought up hundreds of independents, piling on huge debt in the process. This binge is over, failing miserably, and profit margins are falling. As the price of the average funeral climbs to $6,130, more people are opting for less costly cremations (27% of all services and rising steadily). This study is Marketdata’s 2nd edition investigation of the industry. It examines the industry’s nature and structure, major trends, marketing innovations, pricing/profit margins, funeral home operating ratios from the Census Bureau and trade groups, demographics/death rates, and industry receipts from 1985-2001 actual, 2002-2003 estimated, 2007 forecasts. Contains results of phone surveys with the leading trade associations, brokerage firm analysts, etc. In-depth profiles of: Service Corp., Alderwoods Group, Stewart Enterprises, and Carriage Services. Includes 55 tables and charts.
The U.S. Drug & Alcohol Treatment lefts
Report # FS1
$595, September 2000,
This Marketdata study is a thorough investigation of the $6.3
billion field of public and private sector programs and facilities that
rehabilitate 929,000 drug and alcohol abusers in the
Report # FS3
$595, July 2000,
This new Marketdata study examines for the first time the total market for "plus size" products and services geared to overweight persons. As obesity rates continue to climb, more and more large people need special clothes, furniture, gadgets, and social services customized to their special needs. Clothing alone is worth $23 billion! This groundbreaking niche study analyzes the following: market parameters/definition, customer demographics/market potential, emerging trends, historical/forecasted sales, profiles of leading competitors, the markets for: plus size clothes, furniture, gadgets/household items (scales, seat belt extenders, etc.,) modeling agencies, travel services, dating services, books and videos, Internet services, and more. Complete listings of the major plus size catalogs, magazines (Radiance, Mode,) manufacturers, publications and resource guides.
The Poverty Market: Businesses Servicing the
Report # FS4
$595, October 1998,
There's a huge
Service Businesses Ripe
The "Roll-up" Market
Report # FS5
$695, November 1998,300 pages
There are a variety of fragmented service sectors characterized by a common theme--strong growth, good profit margins, and an industry filled with thousands of small, inefficient, privately owned "mom and pop" companies. Also, few if any sizeable franchises or public companies exist. Opportunities exist for well-financed consolidators to "roll up" (buy out) such businesses and create new regional or national firms that centralize marketing, advertising, and administrative functions, frequently taking the firm public later on. This new Marketdata study examines this concept and those sectors most ripe for roll-up: debt collection agencies, coin laundries, commercial cleaning services, carpet cleaning services, animal hospitals, auto parking garages, auto body repair shops, dental labs, billiard parlors, funeral homes, and more. Each 30-60 page sector analysis covers: historical/forecast industry sales, profitability, industry structure/mkt. share, national & state operating ratios by size company, and a discussion of key trends/characteristics of the business.
Report # FS10
$495, August 1997, 57 pages
The nation's small, mostly privately-owned 3,800 billiard parlors or pool halls have suddenly turned more upscale, getting a boost from the 1986 movie: The Color of Money. The industry struggles to shed its past shady image and remake the sport into a family/Baby Boomer entertainment option. But will the boom last? This groundbreaking study by Marketdata examines national receipts/growth to 2002, average revenues per facility, diversification, operating expenses, factors/demographics affecting demand, emerging trends, spin-off publicity from TV tournaments and pro tours, and provides detailed profiles of successful multi-site chains.
Management Products & Services
Report # FS12
$495, September 1996, 158 pages
Stress exacts a huge toll
on national medical costs and employee productivity, and levels are rising. But
who provides stress management services to the public and corporations, how, and
at what cost? This groundbreaking study by Marketdata
examines the vast market for stress management services in the
The Amusement & Theme Parks Industry
$795, December 1999, 194 pages
newly updated study by Marketdata examines the $6+
Temporary Help Services Industry
Report # FS
$795, March 1999, 207 pages
The Marketdata Enterprises study examines the business of supplying temporary workers for clerical, technical, healthcare and industrial jobs. Covered are: How temp help services have rebounded since the last recession as corporations hire temps rather than permanent workers; 1977-2003 market size, structure and forecasts; top firms' market shares; emerging trends and issues; number of temp workers and hourly wages in 22 major cities/regions for 47 job functions. Report provides: analysis of competition by corporate in-house temp pools; (demand by: financial, medical, legal, banking, industrial, other sectors). Executive temps market is also analyzed (list of competitors), nature of market, demographics of execs. Also highlighted are the wages of permanent staff at temp help firms, descriptions of leading franchises and franchising trends, operating ratios, state market potentials, etc. Strategic profiles of Adecco, Kelly, Manpower, Norrell, Olsten, Staff Builders, and others are included.
Machines Leasing Market U.S.
The Only Analysis of This
Report # FS20
$795, October 1999,172 pages
This new Marketdata study examines the captive and independent market for leasing office machines, except computers (incl. copiers, duplicators, fax, mailroom equip., time recorders, computer peripherals, etc.). The ONLY analysis available for this market! The study covers: results of June 1999 custom survey of Equip. Leasing Assn. members, types of leases, residual values, market size (1980's-2003F,) key issues/trends affecting the business, office machine distribution channels/dealers, end-user demand factors, historical mfr. shipments/sales, profiles of Xerox, Pitney Bowes, Lanier, others, directory of office machine leasing companies and distributors. Also sold by chapters - call for prices.
Report # FS24
$495, November 1995,
This new Marketdata study examines the $6.5 billion chiropractic services "industry', which marks its 100th anniversary this year and whose receipts have grown 10% annually since 1989. Chiropractic is still controversial, but has gained greater acceptance by a public seeking "alternative" healthcare. The report examines industry size/growth from 1982-1993 actual, 1994-95 estim., 2000 forecasts, detailed operating ratios of practitioners' offices (national, state, city), effects of managed care, patient demographics, consumer demand/attitudes, most common treatment methods used, marketing/advertising (role of practice management consultants), interaction with MDs, competing pain clinics and other healthcare providers, insurance reimbursement, major trends, average earnings/caseloads of DCs, and more.
The Only Analysis of This Market
Report # FS26
$795, September 1999,160 pages
This industry grew rapidly during the 1980s, but slowed with curtailed hospital spending on capital equipment. The industry has resumed growth as the diagnostic imaging market rebounded. Consolidation has taken place and the business is still very competitive. Technology is moving toward smaller, less expensive MRI units and CAT san machines, and the rental market is strong. Competitors include "captive" lessors of large machine manufacturers (GE, Siemens), banks, and hundreds of independent leasing companies of all sizes. This Marketdata study examines market size, growth and structure (1987-97 actual, 1998-99 est., 2003 forecast), lease types, major trends and end-user demand from hospitals, imaging lefts, MD practices, clinics, rental markets, etc., extensive economic/performance ratios of leasing firms. Includes new custom mail survey of ELA members. Company profiles for: GE, Siemens, Comdisco, Newcourt LINC, Finova, DVI, Copelco, others. The ONLY analysis available anywhere!
The Only Analysis of This Market
Report # FS27
$595, November 2000, 130 pages
This Marketdata study is the ONLY business analysis available on stop-smoking programs and products in the U.S. Emphasis has shifted from retail devices/kits/hypnosis seminars to more medical approaches, and a "hard core" group of smokers is left. The study covers: in-depth smoker demographics by CDC, polls and other sources, social & regulatory environment, $ value of the market and market segments from 1980s-2004 forecast, success/quit rates, role of the Internet, MD and pharmacist counseling, separate market analyses for: nicotine replacement therapies (nicotine gum, patches, nasal sprays, inhalers mkts.), cessation drugs (Zyban, others), as well as detailed profiles of the major commercial and non-profit programs (Smoker Stoppers, Smokenders, Addition Mgmt. Systems, Amer. Lung Assn., Amer. Cancer Society, 7th Day Adventists, more).
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