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Markets Covered so far:
* Commercial Weight Loss Centers * Personal Coaching Market * Meal Replacements Market  * Motivational Speaking Market * Matchmakers & Date Coaching Market.* Weight Loss Surgery Market * Holistic Institutes & Personal Development Training Market.* Residential Maid Services Industry.
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  • The Worksite Weight Loss Programs Market (12/2013)
  • The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market (4/2015)
  • The Diet Food Home Delivery Market (7/2013)
  • The Diet Websites Market (1/2011)
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How To Get Into The Self-Improvement Business

The Only Guide of its Kind

Report # SELFGUIDE

Price: $79, March 2015, 87 Pages

Who Can Benefit From This Report?

Anyone who wants to build a self-improvement product or business, entrepreneurs especially. Including:

  • People who want to write a book
  • Those who want to be a motivational speaker
  • People that want to hold workshops and seminars
  • Those who want to build their own brand as a personal coach or consultant
  • People that want to host webcasts, webinars and teleseminars.

Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy, Brendon Burchard, Suze Orman and many other multi-millionaires did not wake up one day and say: “I’m going to be an expert.”, and instantly have their books hit the bestseller list, book $50,000 speeches, and appear on TV. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. They had a plan, a blueprint, and they learned from others already in the business. They were newbies in the beginning. They made mistakes.

Now there is a blueprint for success. This is simply the most comprehensive and authoritative “how to” manual and business analysis that exists of the self-improvement market. This new Marketdata Guide examines the $9.6 billion market for “self-improvement” programs and products that seek to improve us physically, mentally, financially or spiritually.

The Guide discusses these self-improvement markets…

  • books
  • audiobooks
  • infomercials
  • motivational speakers
  • public seminars
  • workshops, & retreats
  • webinars
  • holistic institutes
  • personal coaching
  • self-improvement websites
  • Internet courses
  • training organizations.
  • Weight loss programs

The Guide talks about the nature of the business and outlooks for each market segment. Major topic categories covered: weight loss/exercise, business/sales skills, business opportunities and investing, improving relationships, and general motivational.

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THE U.S. PLUS SIZE MARKET: CLOTHING, PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Report # FS58

$995  *August 2016  *93 pages

This is a new analysis of an untapped and emerging niche market – the “plus size” market. Aimed at overweight and obese persons, mostly women, this is now a $21.5 billion market, 95% of which consists of clothing. However, large people need products and services other than clothing as well, constituting $1+ billion of this total. There’s a significant and growing market for bariatric hospital beds, lift systems, custom furniture, household gadgets and personal care items, dating services, catalogs and websites, magazines, modeling agencies and more.

This groundbreaking report goes beyond the clothing market, examining the market’s development and $ size since 1995, currently, and forecast to 2020. Plus size demographics, market trends, market structure, and plus-size demographics (CDC data) included. Market segments covered in depth: clothing, household accessories, modeling agencies, dating services, bariatric hospital beds, lift systems, wheelchairs, books & videos, plus size magazines, websites, resource directories and guides. Includes competitor profiles of 14 plus size clothing retailers, 3 modeling agencies, 3 medical equipment producers, and bios of 22 plus size models. Also includes interviews with Plus Model Magazine and Amplestuff Catalog CEO.

Profiles of: Modcloth, Ashley Stewart, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, Eloqui, Hot Topic, Torrid, Forever 21, Stryker, Hill-Rom, Size Wise, Wilhemina Models, Living XL, Jag Models, more.

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THE PREPARED FOODS HOME DELIVERY MARKET

Report # FS55

$995  *June 2016  *89 pages

This new Marketdata study examines the $3.2 billion food home delivery market—consisting of three main sectors: healthy prepared meals and meal kits, diet food delivery, and mail order delivery of premium meats and desserts. This is an emerging high-growth niche market backed by huge venture capital investments since 2012.

The diet food delivery market and mail order premium meats and gift baskets markets are much older and well established markets, vs. the fresh and meal kits business, but the last market is the one backed by venture capital—in the hopes of disrupting the entire way that Americans shop for and prepare their meals.

The meal kits market, led by firms such as Blue Apron and Plated, has yet to face the challenge of a recession, and could be a short-lived fad fueled by affluent Milennials. Already, some companies have closed shop and a major consolidation is probably coming in the next few years—as VC firms become more picky, companies burn through their cash, and profitability is elusive.

Roughly 150 companies compete in the meal kits market, 30 in diet foods and another 30 or so in premium meats. Some ship food nationwide while others provide fresh daily delivery to local markets such as New York City and Los Angeles.

The study covers: nature/structure of the market, key demand factors, venture capital funding activity, pricing, distribution, how companies are formed and operate, customer mix and demographics, market size (2012-2015 & 2016 and 2020 forecasts), management outlooks and opinions of market growth and the competition.

Includes These Competitor Profiles: Blue Apron, Plated, Peach Dish, Munchery, Sprig, Spoonrocket, Hello Fresh, ThePurple Carrot, Omaha Steaks, Harry & David, HoneyBaked Ham, Kansas City Steaks, Allen Brothers, Lobel’s of New York, Debragga & Spitler, Gold Bely, Appetizers USA, NutriSystem, The Fresh Diet.

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THE U.S. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY MARKET

 Report # ML12

$695  *July 2016  *58 pages

With more than 72 million Americans being obese and another 24 million having severe obesity, one would expect weight loss (bariatric) surgery to be a huge and growing market. Well, yes and no. The market is worth a significant $4.9 billion, but only 199,000 Americans get the surgery each year, due to the high cost of the procedure (avg. $25,000) and denial of coverage by many insurers. This is a completely updated analysis of the U.S. medical weight loss surgery market.

The report includes: dollar value & growth of the market from 1992 to a 2020 forecast, definition of the types and volume of surgeries performed to 2015, why demand has grown, who qualifies, the latest market trends and developments (FDA approval of Orbera gastric balloon device), how  demand is affected by the economy, insurance coverage/the ACA, outcome data, the role of liaison firms (The Wish Centers, Barix Clinics, Liv-Lite, Journey Lite), avg. cost of surgery, patient demographics (by race, age, gender, BMI), Medicare, CDC and AHRQ data and survey findings, and a profile of bariatric surgeons and the ASMBS trade group.

 Contains an Overview and summary of the Total weight loss market, with a discussion of major market developments and performance during the 2015 and 2016 “diet seasons”, historical 1989-2015 value of all weight loss market segments.

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New:  THE U.S.RESIDENTIAL MAID SERVICES INDUSTRY

 Report # ML18

$695  *July 2016  *65 pages

 This new Marketdata study is simply the most comprehensive analysis ever of the little-researched $8 billion U.S. residential maid services market, that employs 190,000 workers. There are about a dozen maid service franchises that combined account for about 14% of industry receipts, at just over $1 billion. However, many independent non-franchise companies and solo operators also compete.

Maid services have enjoyed fairly steady growth, as an aging population, time-pressed consumers and Millennials boost demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects continued growth for this occupation, although recessions do affect the business. Off-the-books solo maids, many foreign, constitute a significant share of the workforce (legal and illegal).

This study traces the industry’s size, growth, end-user segments, structure, demand factors, major trends, and operating ratios — Receipts from 2007- 2020 forecasts.  The report examines how maids/services operate, their avg. rates for cleaning, franchises vs. independents, impact of the last recession, maids hourly and yearly pay, turnover, and more.  The study includes an overview of the total commercial cleaning/janitorial service sector. Includes findings of latest surveys by the ARCSI trade group, as well as comments and outlooks by top experts, National, operating ratios from the Census Bureau, BLS, and other sources. Companies by sales volume. Investment costs to buy franchises by company. Competitor profiles and market share/revenues for: The Maids, Maid Brigade, Merry Maids (ServiceMaster), Molly Maid, MaidPro, Cottage Care, Home Cleaning Centers of America, The Cleaning Authority, Maid to Perfection.

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THE U.S. PERSONAL COACHING MARKET

 Report # ML1

$695  *July 2016  *56 pages

This Marketdata study examines the $822 million market for personal or life coaching” services, which differ from business coaching aimed at companies. This is a market with few barriers to entry and multiple organizations providing “certification”, for a fee. The number of coaches in the U.S. is growing, as consumers seek advice and motivation regarding career changes, life-work balance, dealing with changing technology, finance, relationships, health, and more.

The report discusses:  Nature and definition of the business, its limitations and scope, image and credibility issues, why many coaches fail, market size (2007-2020 forecast), sensitivity to recessions and consumer discretionary income, demand factors, results of 2012 & 2014 ICF industry studies (average yearly earnings for coaches, fees charged, no. of clients, operating ratios, consumer awareness of coaches), list of major certifying bodies and trade journals, 10 best cities for life coaches, top areas of interest for those hiring life coaches. Also covers major market trends (Millennials entering the profession, entry of colleges into the area of certification, health & wellness coaching growth).

Includes an overview of the total self-improvement market, with opinions by leading market experts and competitors, trends, market segments and their $ values from 2003-2018 F. Profiles of six top coaches provided, along with a reference directory of self-improvement market sources.

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THE U.S. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING MARKET

 Report # ML2

$695  *July 2016  *135 pages

Simply the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the $1+ billion motivational speaking market.  This Marketdata study examines the market for motivational speakers and products they have that seek to improve us physically, mentally, financially or spiritually.

These speakers not only get paid large sums for a speech but do coaching and consulting, have workshops and retreats, mastermind courses, online “universities, books, CDs/DVDs, infomercials, and webinars. This reports covers: nature of the business, speaker’s bureaus, marketing methods, speaker characteristics, the corporate training market and more, the activities/specialties/speaking fees and revenues of the top motivational speakers, with a ranking of the top 101 self-improvement gurus.  Also examines recent scandals associated with some personal growth gurus/authors, and the effect on the market’s reputation and growth.

The study analyzes the market’s $ size/growth (2007-2018 forecast), the shift to Internet delivery of content, customer demographics, and in-depth profiles of 40 top motivational speakers (Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Phil McGraw, Dr. Laura, Brian Tracy, Suze Orman, Tom Hopkins, Robert Kiyosaki, Zig Ziglar, many others). An overview and summary of the total self-improvement market is included, with $ values of all market segments, major market trends, opinions of industry experts and consultants.

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THE HOLISTIC INSTITUTES & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MARKET

Report # ML5

$695  *July 2016  *76 pages

 

Simply the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the $777 million U.S. market for holistic institutes and personal development training organizations.  This Marketdata study examines a little-researched sub-segment of the broader $9+ billion self-improvement market.

There are only 16 Holistic Institutes in the United States. They are non-profits that offer an interesting variety of seminars, workshops and retreats covering a wide variety of spiritual, personal development and financial topics. Many of the top motivational speakers, book authors and gurus have affiliations with these institutes and make appearances there.

The other, larger, and more rapidly growing segment of this market consists of training organizations that serve mostly corporate clients but also individuals. These are companies such as Dale Carnegie, Franklin-Covey and Toastmasters. These organizations, mostly for-profits, aim to sharpen one’s skills in sales, time management, leadership, customer service, and public speaking. Hay House is a publishing/seminar company that falls somewhere in between, with a strong spiritual bent.

This study analyzes the market’s $ size/growth (2007-2020 forecast), market structure, major trends and developments to 2016, the shift to Internet delivery of content, customer demographics. In-depth company profiles for: Dale Carnegie, Franklin-Covey, Sandler Training, Toastmasters, Gaiam, Hay House, the Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, New York Open Center, Oasis Center, Naropa, Option Institute, Kripalu Center, The Learning Annex, and Wainwright House. Includes An overview and summary of the total self-improvement market, with $ values of all market segments, major market trends, opinions of industry experts and consultants.

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HOW TO START A MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

 New Guide…

 Report # FS56

$995  *June 2016  *220 pages

This is Simply The Most Detailed Blueprint Ever Written For Running A Successful Medical Weight Loss Program, For: Investors, MDs, Nurses, RDs and Physicians’ Assistants. Many people, including medical professionals, want to get into the $65 billion U.S. weight loss business. But how? Do you simply buy a franchise for $150K-$400K? A license? Start your own program from scratch? 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 in an easy to read style, with commentary by the nation’s leading 27-year weight loss market analyst and consultant, John LaRosa. Comes complete with administrative forms, contracts, sample meal plans, sample ads and brochures, referrals to ad agencies and consultants with extensive weight loss company experience, and more.

This practical Guide cover these topics, in detail:

  • Do You Have What It Takes To Survive In This Business?
  • Reality Check for MDs, Success Criteria
  • Diet Market Outlook & Competition
  • Program Components
  • Pricing and patient financing
  • ACA’s Preventative Care Benefit Opportunities
  • What Dieters Want today
  • Existing Medical Franchises & Other Models – company descriptions, costs
  • Start-up Costs
  • Retail Clinic Set-up & Layout
  • Staff Recruitment & Salaries
  • Operations, Expected Revenues & Profits
  • Bookkeeping, IT requirements and consultants
  • Marketing Methods to use, costs
  • Weight loss Counselor’s Role & Quality, salaries
  • Case Studies of Successful Medical Weight Loss Chains
  • Creating Meal Plans (28-day plan provided)
  • The Private Labeling of Meal Replacements
  • Using Prescription Obesity Drugs and Supplements
  • Strategy of Diversification
  • Building your brand.

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COMMERCIAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTERS: A MARKET ANALYSIS

 Report # ML7

$695  *July 2016  *147  pages

The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained by a strong shift to do-it-yourself plans, the proliferation of free apps for smartphones, and more healthy eating by consumers. This is a completely revised and updated analysis of this $2.6 billion market. This is the most comprehensive investigation of the U.S. commercial weight loss centers/chains market published by anyone worldwide. Brick & mortar weight loss centers have high overheads and shrinking profit margins, and must operate lean and tap new niche markets to survive and grow. In addition, they face more competition from retailers and medical programs.

This report includes… An overview and summary of the total weight loss market (all 10 segments), with 2016 forecasts, 2015 performance, the Oprah Winfrey effect, historical market size, latest market and company developments.

Dollar value & growth rates for commercial weight loss centers (1980s to 2014, 2015 and 2019 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for 2015 and 2016 diet seasons, demand drivers, extensive national and state operating ratios & market potentials, sample income statement, discussion of why franchising is no longer a strong growth model, revenues through past recessions, and a Reference Directory.

Contains in-depth competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, Medifast, Diet Center (HMG), and Metabolic Research.

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THE U.S. DATING SERVICES INDUSTRY

The Most Complete Analysis OF This Market Available: Offline and Online Services!

Report # FS8

$1,395 * February 2016  * 227 pages * 45 Tables  * 35  Competitor Profiles

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 7th edition Marketdata study is a fascinating analysis of one of the oldest professions—matchmaking.

This market is a now a $2.5 billion business in the U.S., with online dating services soaring in popularity since 2001 and representing 70% of the market’s value. The Internet has revolutionized this business and has brought affordable and convenient matchmaking to America's 124 million singles, via Match.com, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish and other popular services. Mobile dating apps are exploding in number. Dating website revenues are expected to grow moderately this year as the U.S. market is saturated with 1,500+ dating websites and everyone is chasing the same traffic. Most dating sites don't make a profit. Venture capital funding continues, as new start-ups still believe they can make it big.

The nation's 1,600 Matchmakers and 400 Dating Coaches are posting moderate growth, but off-line chains and radio datelines continue to slide. Speed dating continues to be popular but it's a tiny market. Phone chat lines are still around, with two large competitors dominating.  Online firms are still struggling to bridge the divide with lucrative off-line services, but it continues to be challenging.

Industry consolidation continues and Match.com had an IPO. The firm also bought Plenty of Fish for $575 million--the largest acquisition ever in this market. Several unscrupulous brick & mortar chains (Great Expectations, Together/The Right One) went out of business. Problems persist: fake online profiles, fraudulent traffic, database breaches (Ashley Madison), background checks, and privacy safeguards to protect personal information of users.

The study examines: market size/forecasts and segments from 1994 to 2020 Forecast. Separate in-depth chapters cover: Online Dating (Websites, apps), Independent Matchmakers, Dating Coaches, Radio Datelines, Phone Chat Lines, Singles Events, Speed Dating, and Franchises. Also: how dating services operate—typical models/revenues/fees/profits.  Includes detailed profiles of the top 10 matchmakers and 11 dating coaches in the U.S., singles demographics, factors affecting demand, latest Census data/national & state operating ratiosCompetitor profiles for:  Match.com, eHarmony, Meetic, Tinder, It’s Just Lunch, Yahoo Personals, Plenty of Fish, Friendfinder Networks, Teligence, Quest Personals, The Matchmaking Institute, Spark Networks, Snap Interactive, Pre-Dating, Together/The Right One, Great Expectations, and more.

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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.

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THE MEAL REPLACEMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS MARKET

Report # ML10

$695  * July 2016 *  88 pages

 

The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained by a strong shift to do-it-yourself plans, the proliferation of free apps for smartphones, and more healthy eating by consumers. Yet, some market segments are doing well. Meal replacements is one such segment. Meal replacements are popular, among both medical and commercial diet programs, because they ae inexpensive, portable, and have no side effects. They are easily private labeled, making for easy branding, and are not regulated.

This is a completely revised and updated analysis of this $4 billion market. This is the most comprehensive investigation of the U.S. meal replacements and OTC diet pills market published by anyone worldwide.

Covered… An overview and summary of the total weight loss market (all 10 segments), with 2016 forecasts, 2015 performance, the Oprah Winfrey effect, historical market size, latest market and company developments. Dollar value & growth rates for meal replacements and retail diet pills (1980s to 2014, 2015 and 2019 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for 2015 and 2016 diet seasons, what it takes to succeed, demand drivers, major distribution channels, the online and MLM market, top 30 competitors ranking, the use of soy, revenues of the market through past recessions, user demographics and loyalty, regulation of diet pills, problems with some brands, and a Reference Directory.

Contains in-depth competitor profiles for: Slim-Fast, Herbalife, Visalus, AMWAY, Isagenix, Advocare, and Shaklee.

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TATTOO PARLORS & TATTOO REMOVAL SERVICE MARKET

Report # FS54

$995 *November 2015 *95 pages

Tattoos and body art in the U.S. have soared in popularity lately, especially amongst Millenials, fueling an industry comprised of 20,000+ tattoo parlors or studios. The industry, which also includes body piercing, is estimated to be worth $3 billion, and is growing strongly.   According to polls, 21% of Americans now have a tattoo (up from 16% in 2003), but sometimes they have regrets about getting them, thus opening up a new market—tattoo removal, which is driven by new laser equipment and technology. This is a fragmented market of local artists, but it can be quite lucrative, especially with multiple artists renting space and working for a studio.

This is a completely new Marketdata report. The following topics are covered: why demand exists, history and evolution of tattoo parlors and the services they offer, typical operations/staff, separate analyses and $ size of the markets for: tattoo studios, tattoo removal, and body piercing, trends and forecasts to 2020, operating ratios and profit margins, end-user demographics, estimated start-up costs, franchising, competitor profiles, and a comprehensive list of resources for follow-up. Includes custom online ISPA/Marketdata survey of med spas and their participation in tattoo removal services.

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THE MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS MARKET

Report # FS51

$995 *June 2015 * 140 pages *38 tables/charts

The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained by a strong shift to do-it-yourself plans, the proliferation of free apps for smartphones, and more healthy eating by consumers. Yet, some competitors are doing well, and many untapped niches exist.

The Affordable Care Act has strengthened the value proposition of medically supervised diet programs and small-mid-sized chains are growing rapidly via franchising. The market is moving in two directions: medical and retail. Report discusses the implications of the ACA’s $1,625 Preventative Health Benefit and why it gives medical weight loss programs the edge and momentum over commercial programs.

This is a completely new analysis of the $7.8 billion U.S. medical weight loss market.

Covered… dollar value & growth of the medical weight loss market segment (early 1980s to 2014, 2015 and 2019 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, growth of the retail drugstore mini-clinics diet programs, status reports for: weight loss surgery, MD-based programs, hospital and clinic-based programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatricians, VLCD programs. Franchising of medical programs, costs, avg. consumer cost of programs, avg. annual revenues per medical centers, and P&L statement.

Contains 17 in-depth competitor profiles for: Physicians Weight Loss, HMR, Optifast, Lindora Clinics, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, Nuviva, Let’s Lose, Dr. G’s Weight Loss, JumpStartMD, Thinique, Medical Weight Loss of Michigan, CVS Health, Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, and more.

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THE MEDICAL FOODS MARKET

Report # FS52

$995 *July 2015 * 91 pages

This new Marketdata study examines the little-known but growing $1.3 billion niche healthcare market of medical foods. While medical foods are gaining more widespread acceptance, they remain poorly understood by patients, pharmacists and physicians. Most doctors in the U.S. have not heard of the term 'medical food' and don't know that it is a distinct, FDA-regulated category.

Medical foods are custom made liquid solutions, used enterally, to treat people with Alzheimers, depression, PTSD, osteoporosis, oncology patients, kidney dialysis patients, and infants with NEC/colitis. These products are obtained via pharmacies, by prescription—not retail. They are not regulated like drugs but must meet GRAS standards. The market has huge potential but is hampered by a lack of a trade association, a lack of exposure, and domination by a few large players.

This is a complete analysis of: market nature and definition, history and evolution, the major medical foods products/brands, how manufacturers operate, distribution channels, the role of physicians and pharmacists, market size and structure (2011, 2015, 2020 forecasts), government regulation and FDA actions/guidelines, major end-users and demand factors, potential for use in treating 10 major diseases/conditions, major market trends, functional foods market status, issues and obstacles, and more. Includes 29 in-depth competitor profiles and market outlooks by competitors. Includes 16 tables and charts.

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New: U.S. Service Sectors Ripe For Investment

Report # FS53

$995 *July 2015 * 74 pages

There are many untapped niche markets that exist, especially in the service and healthcare sectors. Either it’s an emerging or nascent market that hasn’t been discovered, or is too small to be considered by large companies. Yet, they can be very profitable and may have huge potential for growth.

This is a completely new Marketdata report. The following six sectors are covered, in terms of the void in the market, why demand exists, the proposed concept or service, background about the market’s dollar potential, scalability, competition, potential end-user demand, estimated start-up costs, franchising potential, and a comprehensive list of resources for follow-up.

Covered:

  1. A medical weight loss chain built upon the Preventative Health Care Benefit of the Affordable Care Act (obesity screening & counseling service)
  2. Training/consulting company for MDs and other healthcare professionals that want to add a medical weight loss program to their practice.
  3. A 24 hr. weight loss cable TV channel
  4. A Self-improvement annual exposition and conference
  5. A 24 hr. self-improvement TV channel
  6. Medical foods market annual conference & trade association.

These are some of the best prospects for new ventures that Marketdata’s recent independent and unbiased market research has revealed—voids in the market screaming to be filled.

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THE U.S. JANITORIAL SERVICES  INDUSTRY

Report # FS 43

$1,395 * October 2014 * 155 pages * 88 Tables & charts

This Marketdata study examines the huge and mature $52 billion U.S. commercial janitorial services market that employs nearly 1 million.  The business is very competitive, comprised of  765,000 mainly small operators, including 44,000 franchised outlets. Competitors run the gamut from mom & pop cleaners, to giants such as ABM Industries with $2.4 billion in revenues and ServiceMaster Clean with $2.1 billion. This study traces the industry’s size, growth, end-user segments, structure, factors affecting demand, and operating ratios — Receipts for 1987-2012 actual, 2013-2014 estimates, and 2018 forecasts.

Steady sales gains came to a halt in 2009 with the Great Recession, real estate bust, rising office building construction and vacancy rates, and cutbacks in the frequency of cleaning by clients. Some customers even shifted to in-house cleaning.  The industry has rebounded since 2011 but has been undergoing significant change. Worker turnover is still high, there’s pressure to raise wages, franchise sellers are under fire for unscrupulous practices, consolidation is speeding up as the older generation of owners/managers retires, there is uncertainty over the effects of Obamacare, and “green cleaning” and OSHA and ISO certification has become more important. However, cleaning contractors that are adept at specialized niches can still do well.

This is a complete analysis of: industry size and structure, competitors, major industry trends,  franchising, office and industrial building vacancy rates, impact of the last recession, cleaning worker pay/turnover, outsourcing, and more.  Includes highlights of latest surveys by trade journals, as well as comments and outlooks by top competitors, trade groups and industry consultants. National, state and city ratios from Census Bureau, BLS, NAR, BSCAI and other surveys. Includes in-depth profiles and rankings of all the top franchises and non-franchise competitors.

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The U.S. Weight Loss Market: 2015 Status Report & Forecast

Report # FS50

$595 * January 2015 * 64 pages

This new Marketdata report presents a wrap-up of 2014 performance for the U.S. weight loss market. The value of the market actually declined by 1.1% to $59.8 billion, largely as a result of slumping diet soft drink sales, and flat performance in most other market segments—including the large chains. The market is forecast to grow by 1.4% this year, as the DIY dieting trend continues. There are bright spots, however, including medical weight loss programs by MDs, and the meal replacements market.

The report covers discussions of: 2014 market performance, recent competitor developments and top management turnover, latest dieter trends, rankings of top diet programs, new programs and ad campaigns for 2015 diet season (by Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem), the paradigm shift from diet PRODUCTS to diet SERVICES, dieter demographics/latest trends, why the Affordable Care Act can be profitable for companies providing counseling (who qualifies?), CVS and other drugstore chain’s mini-clinic programs, MLM channels weight loss & fitness apps – how big a threat?, new diet books, reasons why market growth is slow – how diet companies can execute better, customize programs, form new retail partnerships, and more.

The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained mainly by a weak economy and a shift to do-it-yourself plans by consumers. Yet, some competitors are doing well, and many untapped niches exist.

Individual Status Reports for the major weight loss market segments (2014 performance/dollar value, 2015 forecasts)… diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial weight loss chains, health clubs, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & apps, medical programs (MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatrician plans, VLCD programs), low-calorie dinner entrees, diet books.

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The U.S. Addiction Rehab Industry

Report # FS 49

$1,295 * August 2014 * 113 pages * 22 Tables & charts

This new report by Marketdata reveals why drug, alcohol and other addiction rehab in the United States is big business - $35 billion this year.  There are now 14,000+ treatment facilities and growing.  A total of 2.5 million persons received treatment, but many more need it and facilities are filled to capacity. However, insurance coverage for rehab is limited. As a result, most of the tab is paid by government/state agencies. High end niches have emerged for the well-heeled (think Hollywood celebrities) and new niches are emerging in areas such as: sex addiction, problem gamblers, Internet addiction, and nicotine addiction. Facilities are also diversifying into treating people with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This study examines the nature of the business, types of rehab, reasons for the renewed growth of addiction rehab services since the Great Recession, national receipts/growth from 1983-2013, 2014 and 2018 forecasts, average facility revenues, industry structure and participation by non-profit, for-profit, inpatient and outpatient programs, extensive drug/alcohol abuser demographics (number of abusers by type drug, age, sources of payment, type facilities used, etc.), The Florida Model, destination markets in FL and CA, expected effects of increased volume due to the Affordable Care Act, industry history and evolution, and key industry trends.

Includes all the pertinent data compiled by SAMHSA’s latest 2012 government survey, data from the NIDA, NAATP, state agencies, and more. 10 in-depth company profiles are provided for: Hazelden Treatment Centers, Betty Ford Center, CRC Health Group, Elements Behavioral Health, Passage Malibu, The Caron Foundation, Comprehensive Care Corp., Malibu Horizon Rehab Center, Behavioral Health of The Palm Beaches, Sundown Ranch.

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Business Services: Mail Centers & Copy Shops:
An Industry Analysis

Report # FS48

$995 * June 2014 * 93 pages * 55 Tables & charts

This new Marketdata report is a comprehensive analysis of a fragmented $8.9 billion industry that is vital to the support of small and home-based businesses and start-ups: business services, including private mailbox centers, copy shops and all other services. The business was hurt by the Great Recession and hundreds of private mail centers either closed or were acquired by FedEx or UPS and were re-branded. In-store copy shops at Office Depot and Staples have also hurt independents. However, since these retail stores serve local customers and have diversified and expanded their services, they are well positioned to take advantage of the coming wave of new start-ups and wave of entrepreneurism and self-employment (selling via Amazon, Ebay, Etsy) that’s spreading across the U.S.

The report covers: the nature of the business, definition/services of copy shops and private mail & packing centers, major issues and trends affecting the business, key demand indicators (small business formation, self-employment, the economy), market size/growth ($ receipts: 1997-2018 Forecast), extensive national and state operating ratios for each industry segment (no. of establishments, receipts by: $ size, single/multi-unit firms, state, market share of top 50 firms, payroll, profit margins – industry snapshots for 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012), analysis of franchising, major demand indicators such as self-employment trends and the growth of MLM distributors, and more.

Individual Company Profiles provided for: Private Mail Centers -- The UPS Store (acquired Mail Boxes ETC.), FedEx Office (acquired Kinkos copy shops), Pak Mail, Postal Annex (Annex Brands), PostNet Neighborhood Centers, Aim Mail Centers (Annex Brands), Safe Ship, and Copy/Print Shops – Alphagraphics, InXpress, Kwik Copy Business Centers, Minuteman Press,
PIP Printing, Sir Speedy, ARC Document Solutions, Office Depot (In-store Copy Centers), and Staples (In-store Copy Centers).

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The Multi-Level Market for Weight Loss Products

Report # FS47

$1,095 * April 2014 * 107  pages * 25 Tables & charts

In a U.S. weight loss market that’s characterized by flat to low growth, the MLM (multi-level marketing) sales model stands out as one of the few bright growth spots. Meal replacements sold by MLMs are a good fit for do-it-yourself dieters.  This is a groundbreaking new analysis of the $2.5 billion MLM U.S. weight loss market.

The study covers… dollar value and growth rate of the U.S. market from 1995-2018 forecast, worldwide estimated sales of weight loss products via MLMs, number of distributors in the U.S., the nature of the MLM sales model, how it works, and why many critics argue that they are pyramid schemes, state and government regulations, why Utah is home to most MLM companies, why the business is attractive to consumers seeking a flexible home-based business, historical size of the direct selling industry, weight loss products’ increasing share,  effect of recessions on recruitment of distributors, average annual earnings per distributor for top 15 MLMs, effect of 1994 Dietary Nutrition Labeling Act on the market, and the current battle of William Ackman’s hedge fund vs. Herbalife.

Also included: Rankings & revenues of top 15 weight loss MLMs (2012, 2013), and a Reference Directory.

Contains 25 in-depth competitor profiles for: Advocare, AMS health Sciences, Conklin Company, GNLD Intl., Herbalife Intl., Immunotec, Isagenix, Lifestyles USA, Lifewave, LovingWorks LLC, Mannatech, Morinda, Nature’s Sunshine, NHT Global, Nikken Global, Pharmanex (Nu-Skin Intl.), Reliv Intl., Shaklee, Sportron, Symmetry Corp., Synergy Worldwide (Nature’s Sunshine), Univera, USANA Health Sciences, Visalus (Blyth Corp.), Vollara.

Based on extensive primary & secondary research, management phone interviews, trade associations, stock analysts, SEC docs, more.

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The U.S. Gentlemen's Clubs Industry

Report # FS46

$995 * February 2014 * 74  pages

This new Marketdata study is the definitive analysis of the little researched strip clubs (or "gentlemen's clubs") industry. This is a mature $2.5 billion business that represents about 3,500 clubs and 350,000 exotic dancers. Yes, the business can be a cash cow, but not all clubs are profitable and many hassles accompany the business-from hostile community opposition, zoning boards, local ordinances, long hours, and unpredictable dancers working as independent contractors.

Marketdata's study unveils just how strip clubs operate, how they generate revenues, their profit margins, investment costs to start a new club, customer demographics, the industry's growth and dollar value from 1987 to 2017 forecast, the 2-tiered industry structure and differences between small local clubs grossing less than $500,000/year and upscale "gentlemen's" clubs that can make $50+ million in hot
markets such as Las Vegas.

The study combines data published from a variety of economic studies, a trade association and magazine, with comments on relevant blogs by club owner/operators. Covers customer demographics, operating ratios, the evolution of upscale gentlemen's clubs, top city markets, effects of recessions, dancers' fight for minimum wages, industry consolidation, industry legitimization, sales rankings of top clubs in the U.S, plus competitor profiles of chains such as: Rick's Cabaret, VCG Holdings, Spearmint Rhino, Scores Holding Corp., Deja Vu, and Sapphire's Gentlemen's Club.

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The U.S. Weight Loss Market: 2014 Status Report & Forecast

Report # FS45

$595 * February 2014 * 54 pages

This new Marketdata report presents a wrap-up of 2013 performance for the U.S. weight loss market. The value of the market actually declined by 1.8% to $60.5 billion, largely as a result of slumping diet soft drink sales, and flat performance in most other market segments—including the large chains. The market is forecast to grow only 1.2% this year, as the DIY dieting trend continues, more competitors appear, and diet companies try to sort out the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

The report covers discussions of: 2013 market performance, recent competitor developments and top management turnover, Nestle’s sale of Jenny Craig, new programs for 2014 diet season (by Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem), the coming paradigm shift from diet PRODUCTS to diet SERVICES, dieter demographics/latest trends, why the Affordable Care Act can be profitable for companies providing counseling (who qualifies), CVS drugstore chain enters market with mini-clinic program, threat posed by Walmart, weight loss & fitness apps – how big a threat?, new diet books, reasons why market growth is slow – how diet companies can execute better, customize programs, form new retail partnerships, and more.

The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained mainly by a weak economy and a shift to do-it-yourself plans by consumers. Yet, some competitors are doing well, and many untapped niches exist.

Individual Status Reports for the 10 major weight loss market segments (2013 performance/dollar value, 2014 forecasts)… diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial weight loss chains, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & apps, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatrician plans, VLCD programs), low-calorie dinner entrees, diet books, exercise DVDs.

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Worksite Weight Loss Programs: A Market Analysis

Report # FS 44

$1,395 * December 2013 * 147 pages

This groundbreaking new study by Marketdata examines the $1.2 billion business of worksite-based weight loss programs. This niche segment is one of the few bright spots in a flat overall weight loss market, as employers get more serious about reducing health insurance claims related to obesity. The Affordable Care Act is likely to spur more demand for these programs as well. Obesity-related absenteeism, lost productivity and medical conditions such as diabetes is a huge and expensive issue for employers.

The study examines market revenues/growth from 2005 to 2018 forecast, in-depth competitor profiles and rankings, obesity trends and the cost to employers, market structure/types of weight loss and wellness programs offered to employers on-site, and the effect of Obamacare. The study covers: yearly employer cost per employee, return on investment, screening, prevention, health risk assessments, employee incentives used, findings of various national studies examining employer weight loss programs, worksite competitions, the nature of providers (large commercial and medical diet companies, health plans, start-ups and entrepreneurs), and more.

Study includes 24 in-depth profiles for: Weight Watchers, Mayo Clinic, Retrofit, Alere Wellbeing, Emblem Health, Omada Health, Balance Health, Wellness Councils of America, ShapeUp, Sparkpeople, YMCA and more.

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The U.S. Medical Marijuana Market

Report # FS42

$995 * October 2013 * 129 pages * 27 Tables & Charts * 15 Competitor Profiles

This groundbreaking new analysis by Marketdata examines the growing and controversial $2.2 billion business of medical marijuana, one expected to triple in size by 2018. There are the about 1,700-2,000 medical marijuana retail dispensaries now operating in the United States, operating in a very uncertain but improving environment. 20 states have legalized it, but “patients” must meet strict criteria and register with state agencies. There are 28 million Americans that potentially could benefit from using medical marijuana, mostly for chronic pain, chemotherapy-related nausea, and other conditions.

The industry is fragmented, populated by small competitors and development stage companies hoping to strike it rich, including 11 public penny stock companies. Shifting public opinion and tax revenue-hungry states are fueling optimism about the medical marijuana (cannabis) market, but significant hurdles remain. Until recently, since pot is still considered illegal, marijuana retail dispensaries were subjected to raids, fines, closures and imprisonment.

This has all changed with recent statements by the U.S. Justice Department in August and September that indicate that the Feds are loosening restrictions and will be more accommodating, provided that certain guidelines are implemented.

This study examines the medical pot market structure and history, federal/state regulation, $ revenues/growth: 2011-2018F, market segments (dispensaries, cultivators, laboratory testing, hydroponic equipment, edibles, head shops, ancillary services), key market trends and issues, state market potentials and outlooks, consumer demand factors/demographics, and operating ratios.

The study contains 15 company profiles of the leading players. This report is also sold by single chapters.

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U.S. Fertility Clinics & Infertility Services - An Industry Analysis

Report # FS2

$995, October 2013, 123 Pages, 32 Tables

This analysis by Marketdata examines a $3.5 billion healthcare service sector — infertility services. This loosely regulated “baby business” has weathered the last recession well, and is past the "OctoMom" case that brought up issues of unethical practices by some fertility doctors that were implanting multiple embryos.

ART now produces more than 50,000 babies per year in the U.S. via 152,000 IVF procedures and demand is growing from the ranks of 7+ million infertile women, many of which delayed childbearing due to careers. Foreigners from Europe and the Middle East, pus lesbian couples seeking IVFT are fueling demand, and the egg donor market is booming. There are 481 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 but competitive. In addition, the mature global market for fertility drugs tops $1 billion--$500 million in the U.S.. Only one corporate “chain”, IntegraMed, exists (6 clinics in the top 20), 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 2018 forecast, infertile customer demographics, key industry trends, industry regulation, pricing, industry consolidation, insurance coverage, ethical issues and calls for effects of the last recession, and more. Average costs and number of specific diagnostic procedures. Contains results of the latest (2011) CDC ART surveys, with no. of IVF cycles and success rates, as well as European ART cycles survey data. Examines the sperm banks, egg donors, and fertility drugs markets, and surrogacy programs.

Competitor Profiles and revenues for: Cryos Intl., California Cryobank, Resolve, Alan Guttmacher Institute, the Genetics & IVF Institute, and IntegrMed.

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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U.S. Check Cashing & Money Transfer Services: A Market Analysis

Report # FS41

$1,495 * June 2013 * 145 pages * 56 Tables & Charts * 7 Competitor Profiles

This updated analysis by Marketdata examines the controversial but growing “alternative financial services” sector — a $34 billion business comprised of fragmented and loosely regulated check cashing and money transfer services. Payday loan stores and pawn shops also discussed. 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.

There are 11,800 check cashing outlets and nearly 1 million 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 have had to diversify to survive, and the effects of the last recession, competition, and new technologies negatively affecting their business.

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 1999-2012, 2013 & 2017 forecasts, average store revenues, extensive customer demographics, key industry trends, federal/state industry regulation/fee caps, self-service check cashing machines, profit margins, franchising, gold buying/selling, global remittance trends, consumer debt levels, reasons for the industry’s improved image, and more. Findings of research studies by: Fannie Mae, Georgetown University, FISCA, Federal Reserve Board, brokerage analysts, Natl. Check Casher’s Assn., state banking departments, 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. 7 in-depth company profiles (some with 2008-2012 financials) are provided for: ACE Cash Express, Check Into Cash, DFC Global, Western Union, Moneygram, Ria Financial, and AMSCOT Financial.

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The Market for Self-Improvement Products & Services (10th Edition)  **Bestseller**

Report # FS15

The Only Analysis of This Market Available! New Edition!

$1,795, January 2015, 390 pages - 54 Tables & Charts, 56 Competitor Profiles

Simply the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the self-improvement market. This Marketdata study examines the $9.6 billion market for motivational “self-improvement” programs and products that seek to improve us physically, mentally, financially or spiritually. Discusses the market for: books, CDs/DVDs, audiobooks, infomercials, motivational speakers, public seminars, workshops, retreats, webinars, 16 holistic institutes, personal coaching, websites, Internet courses, training organizations and more. Nature of the business and outlooks for each market segment. Major topic categories covered: weight loss/exercise, business/sales skills, business opportunities/investing, improving relationships, and general motivational.

The study analyzes market segments/structure, the market’s $ size/growth (2003-2018 forecast), the shift to Internet delivery of content, customer demographics, in-depth profiles of 40 top motivational speakers (Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Phil McGraw, Dr. Laura, Brian Tracy, Suze Orman, Tom Hopkins, Robert Kiyosaki, Zig Ziglar, many others), top 100 infomercials for 2009-2013, 2015 status reports of the U.S. weight loss market, and more. New chapter covering Internet money-making “mastery” courses/“academies”/programs. Interviews with market leaders.

Contains a 110-page chapter profiling the activities/specialties/speaking fees and revenues of the top motivational speakers, with a ranking of the top 101. 56 in-depth competitor profiles: Gaiam, Nightingale-Conant, Hay House, Peak Potentials, Landmark Education, Skillpath, National Seminars Group, Fred Pryor/Career-Track, Selfgrowth.com, Success Magazine, Beliefnet.com, 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, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and more.

 

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The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market (13th Edition)

The Most Comprehensive Analysis of This Market Available!

Report # FS22

$1,895, April 2015, 435 pages,160 Tables & Charts

The U.S. weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained by a strong shift to do-it-yourself plans, the proliferation of free apps for smartphones, and more healthy eating by consumers. Yet, some companies are doing very well, and many untapped niches still exist. The Affordable Care Act has given medical programs the edge, as obesity counseling services are covered by insurance in 23 states. This is a completely updated analysis of of Marketdata’s bestselling biennial study about the $65 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 2014, 2015 and 2019 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status of new 2015 diet season, analyses of: diet soft drinks & artificial sweeteners mkt., health clubs, commercial diet chains, multi-level marketing diet plans, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & apps, diet food home delivery services, ALL medically supervised programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatricians, VLCDs), low-calorie frozen entrees and low-carb foods, diet books, and exercise DVDs market.

New: Weight Watchers implosion - why it was avoidable, implications of Obamacare on commercial & medical programs, why multi-level marketing has gained favor as a distribution channel, why free apps were NOT the main or only reason for declining sales at the big chains, importance of non-traditional retailers as competitor or partners.
Also included: Top 30 competitors ranking, 26-year revenue history of the market through past recessions, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and commercial centers’ national & state operating ratios.

Rankings/revenues of top 7 commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory of industry sources.

Contains 35+ in-depth updated competitor profiles with financials for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, eDiets.com,  Herbalife, Visalus, MyFitnessPal, Slim-Fast, Diet Center, Physicians Weight Loss, HMR, Optifast, Medifast, Lindora Clinics, Atkins Nutritionals, Metabolic Research, LA Fitness, Curves, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, and many more.

Based on extensive primary & secondary research, management phone interviews, FDDs, CDC data, NBJ, Census Bureau, more.

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The U.S. Diet Food Home Delivery Market

The Only Market Analysis of This Segment Available!

Report #FS32

$1,395, July 2013, 162 pages, 61 Tables & Charts

This new Marketdata study examines the $869million 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 had 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 40 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 (2005-2012, 2013 & 2017 forecasts), management outlooks and opinions of market growth and the competition.

Also Included:Complete March 2013 Status Report of the Total Weight Loss Market, with outlooks for commercial, medical and retail programs, 2017 forecasts, latest dieter trends, major market developments of 2011-2013, 2009-2012 financials for the public diet companies, effects of the recession, ranking of top weight loss companies, 1989-2017 F market size/growth history, and more.

39 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).

Some Findings…

  • The average monthly cost of a diet/healthy food home delivery plan is $873.
  • Most companies held up well during the recession, and adapted/found new markets.
  • We expect the market size to grow 4% in 2011 and 5%/year to 2017.
  • Most local daily fresh food services serve the LA and NYC markets and don’t generate sales higher than $2-5 million.
  • Franchising as a growth model usually doesn't work in this market.
  • Several new companies entered the market since 2011, with one obtaining $1 million in investor financing.
  • 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 seniors to college students, working Moms, time-pressed executives, diabetics, heart patients, celebrities, and yuppies looking for convenience.

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Medical Spas: A Market Analysis

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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Med Spas City Market Potential Reports - New Service!

Report # MSCR

$495  *  On Demand * Approx. 40-45 pages

Now, a med spa start-up can contact Marketdata, let us know which city or metro area(s) they are interested in, and receive, within one week, for just $495 (per city), a detailed report that provides the following information:

•    Estimate of the number of med spas now operating in that city.
•    Name/address list of all med spas identified.
•    Estimate of the dollar value of that city market (using Census data, population data, avg. revenues per spa, cosmetic surgery procedures data, etc.).
•    A 16-page National Overview of the market, including: nature of the business, major trends, patient demographics, $ size of the national market from 2000-2016 forecast, key national operating ratios for med spas, demand factors, cosmetic procedure trends, top concerns of operators, etc.)
•    National Market Structure & Operations (14 pp.): Findings of ISPA, Marketdata, and The Medical Spa Physicians Report surveys, regarding: no. of spa visits/year, revenue per visit, revenue per sq. ft., no. of employees per spa, med spas by type service provided (16 types), composition of revenues, avg. annual revenues per spa for 2009-2011, most profitable treatments, type staff employed, profile of typical customer, sample income/expense/profit margin statement, pitfalls to avoid, marketing and more.
•    Reference Directory of market trade associations, trade journals, consultants, reports, and other information sources.

Each Med Spas Market Potential Report will consist of approximately 40-45 pages of information and analyses and can be delivered by email as a pdf document or a print copy (extra shipping fee). This type of unbiased and objective 3rd-party report can be invaluable when incorporated into a business plan or a request for a business loan.

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The Market For Retail Health Clinics & Urgent Care Centers

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.

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U.S. Pawn Shops: An Industry Analysis (May 2012)

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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Online Education: An Industry & Competitor Analysis (August 2011)

Report # FS37

$1,195, 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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Weight Loss Websites: A Marketing & Competitor Analysis

Report # FS36

January 2011 * Pages: 171 * 42 Tables/Charts * Price: $1,195

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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How To Start & Run A Profitable Weight Loss Business (2nd Edition)
A Consumer Guide

Report # FS35

August 2010 Pages: 199 Price: $89

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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U.S. Pain Management Products & Services: A Market Analysis (7th Edition)

The Only Complete Market Analysis of This Niche Healthcare Specialty! Programs, Drugs & Devices

Report # FS23

$1,195, 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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U.S. Debt Collections Agencies: An Industry Analysis (8th Edition)

Report # FS19

(April 2012)

186 pages, 49 Tables, Price: $1,395

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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The U.S. Sleep Market

The Only Market Analysis of This Business Covering ALL Sleep Market Segments!

Report # FS34

$1,195, 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.

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The U.S. 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.

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The U.S. Medical Laboratories Industry (10th Edition)

Report # FS25

$1,495, April 2010, 230 pages, 113 Tables & Charts

This best-selling 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 frontier.

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.

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The U.S. Dental Laboratories Industry (3rd Edition)

Report # FS6

$995, 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).

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The U.S. Commercial & Residential Cleaning Services Industry (9th Edition)

Report # FS18

$1,495, 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, and2016 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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Matchmakers & Dating Services: A Consumer Guide

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
  • Speed Dating
  • Independent Matchmakers
  • 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.

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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.

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The U.S. Parking Garages Industry (4th Edition)

The Only Analysis of This Industry Available!

(February 2008)

Report # FS7

$995, 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.

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The U.S. Carpet Cleaning Industry

The Only Market Analysis Available!

Report # FS9

$1,295, 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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U.S. Child Day Care Services: An Industry Analysis (7th Edition)

Report # FS17

$1,395, May 2010, 251 pages

This new Marketdata study examines this $61 billion day care services industry, analyzing the structure and nature of for-profit and non-profit day care services, competitor profiles, actual revenues from 1990-2008, 2009-2010 estimates, forecasts to year 2013. Analysis of effects of the recession and why demand is still strong. Report covers: national/state market potentials, extensive end-user demographics, fees/cost of day care, major industry trends, industry consolidation, market niches, operating ratios, employer-based programs, government support/political & legislative outlook (by specific program), franchising, market share, and much more.

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.

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U.S. Funeral Homes and Services Market

(A Marketing, Competitive & Operational Analysis)

Report t # FS13

$995, 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.

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The U.S. Drug & Alcohol Treatment lefts Industry (3rd Edition)

Report # FS1

$595, September 2000, 148 pages

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 U.S. It's still expensive to treat abusers, but the days of month-long inpatient stays in special hospital units are gone, thanks to managed care. Most are now treated on a less expensive outpatient basis. Many of the nation's 10,800 facilities have disappeared entirely or downsized substantially. The study provides in-depth national and state analyses and statistics from the latest government surveys (SAMHSA), household drug use, employee drug testing status report, and covers: how programs work, industry structure, fees, industry size/growth (1987-2004 forecast), competitor profiles of the large treatment chains, and more. Contains extensive substance abuser demographics.

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The Plus Size Market

Report # FS3

$595, July 2000, 92 pages

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.

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The Poverty Market: Businesses Servicing the Non-creditworthy

Report # FS4

$595, October 1998, 118 pages

There's a huge U.S. market servicing consumers that are shut out or ignored by banks and credit card companies - the "sub-prime" market (about 35% of the population). However, many companies are happy to accept their business--at steep prices and interest rates: pawnshops, rent-to-own furniture and appliance dealers, check cashing services, sub-prime lenders, car title loan companies, and more. This new Marketdata study examines each of these sectors in detail: the shady image associated with many, how they operate and the revenues/growth prospects of each business from 1980's to 2003, profiles of the largest players in each segment (many are public firms followed by Wall Street - Rent-A-left, Cash America, Ace Cash Express, etc.), demographics of low income and minority consumers, and more. Excluding auto loans and mortgages, this is at least an $8 billion/year market. Study also sold by individual chapters.

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Service Businesses Ripe For Consolidation: 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.

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U.S Billiard Parlors: A Market Analysis

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.

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The Market For Stress 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 U.S. It includes results of a new custom mail survey (June 1996) of 1,000+ stress management clinics, biofeedback lefts, psychiatrists/psychologists, therapists, wellness programs, and hospitals, combined with in-depth phone surveys and extensive secondary data. Contains provider operating data not available elsewhere (stress-related disorders treated, techniques used, program costs, client caseloads, avg. yearly revenues, insurance coverage, major issues facing providers, marketing methods). The study examines consumer stress levels/demographics, market structure and competition, market size/growth 1985-2000, company profiles, key trends. Separate analyses of: anti-anxiety drugs market, stress management programs/clinics, biofeedback lefts, retail devices, seminars, workshops, spas, institutes, books, audiotapes, massage therapy, hypnosis, counseling, interactive computer services, key self-help groups and organizations, and much more.

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The Amusement & Theme Parks Industry (3rd Edition)

Report # FS14

$795, December 1999, 194 pages

This newly updated study by Marketdata examines the $6+ billion U.S. and overseas business of amusement and theme parks, carnivals, circuses, fairs, and concession operators. The study covers market size/growth segments from 1970s to 2000 forecast, ranking of top 40 amusement parks, carnivals, and fairs (by attendance), operating ratios/structure of firms, customer demographics, marketing methods, emerging trends and key issues affecting the business, international markets. Examines competing alternatives: family entertainment lefts, national parks, spectator and participant sports, etc. Includes in-depth operating measures from Census, IAAPA, Amusement Business, other surveys. Profiles of key park operators: Disney, Paramount, Time Warner, Anheuser-Busch, MCA, independents.

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Temporary Help Services Industry (4th Edition)

Report # FS16

$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.

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The U.S. Office Machines Leasing Market

The Only Analysis of This Market Available!

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.

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The Chiropractic Services Profession

Report # FS24

$495, November 1995, 139 pages

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.

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Medical Equipment Leasing & Rental Services

The Only Analysis of This Market Available!

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!

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Smoking Cessation Products & Services: A Market Analysis

The Only Analysis of This Market Available!

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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