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U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market 

Report # FS67

$2,195, March 2021, 438 Pages, 160 Tables, 34 Competitor Profiles

 The U.S. weight loss market reached a record $78 billion in 2019, but suffered a 21% decline in value during 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and recession. However, there were bright spots. Commercial chains held up well, as did the meal replacements market, frozen diet entrees, and multi-level marketing channels. Health clubs and most medical weight loss programs were hit the hardest, with contractions of 37% and 27%, respectively. Weight loss providers had to pivot to virtual client meetings and drop shipping of products. Technology became more important, as Zoom meetings, apps and streaming services soared in usage. Due to pend-up demand and consumer weight gain in 2020, most providers are looking for a strong rebound in 2021, as Americans get vaccinated and businesses reopen.

Do-it-yourself plans still abound as consumers use free diet & fitness apps. Many untapped niches still exist.  This is a completely revised and updated analysis of Marketdata’s best-selling biennial study about the U.S. weight loss market. This is the most comprehensive investigation of the U.S. weight loss market published by anyone worldwide.

Covered… dollar value & growth rates of all major weight loss market segments (early 1980s to 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2025 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial diet center chains and apps, multi-level marketing diet plans, retail meal replacements & diet pills, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatricians, VLCD programs), low-cal frozen entrees, and the diet books & exercise DVDs and streaming market.

 New for this edition:

  • Effects of the Pandemic on operations/revenues for all market segments
  • How dieter behavior changed with the pandemic
  • 2021 & 2025 Forecasts
  • The most popular diets like Keto, intermittent fasting
  • Leading competitor top management interviews
  • How the 2021 diet season is shaping up
  • Why MLM has gained as a distribution model
  • Why meal replacements are still strong, but not retail diet pills.
  • Outlook for medical weight loss programs of all types, why they’ve lost momentum

 Also included: 32-year revenue analysis of the market through past recessions and fad diet cycles, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and extensive national/state commercial centers’ operating ratios. Rankings & revenues of top commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory. Contains 34 in-depth competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Medifast, Herbalife, Noom, Visalus, Isagenix, Slim-Fast, Atkins Nutritionals, HMR, Optifast, Robard, Lindora Clinics, Slimgenics, Ideal Protein, Profile by Sanford, BeachBody, Metabolic Research, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, Nuviva, JumptStart MD, Dr. G’s, more.

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The Market for Self-Improvement Products & Services (13th Edition)       **Bestseller**                 

Report # FS15

The Only Analysis of This Market Available! 

$1,895, July 2021, 333 pages - 72 Tables & Charts, 80 Competitor Profiles

The personal growth market, like many others, took a hit in 2020 due to the pandemic and recession. However, some market segments prospered as Americans read more books, listened to audiobooks and bought tons of exercise equipment/weight loss services. Competitors hosting live events, coaching and seminars scrambled to pivot to virtual delivery.

This Marketdata report is the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the self-improvement market worldwide, since 1994.  This study examines the $10.4 billion market for “self-improvement” or “personal growth” programs and products that seek to improve us physically, mentally, financially or spiritually.

Analysis of the market for: books, audiobooks, infomercials, motivational speakers, public seminars, workshops, holistic institutes, personal coaching, weight loss programs, apps, Internet courses, training organizations and more.  Nature of the business, $ value/growth and outlooks for each market segment. Major topic categories covered: weight loss/exercise, business/sales skills, business opportunities/investing, improving relationships, and general motivational. Includes the effects of the pandemic on all market segments in 2020, with 2021 forecasts.

The study analyzes market segments/industry structure, the market’s $ size/growth (2003-2025 forecast), latest trends, latest survey findings of trade associations (ICF Coaching, Audio Publishers, National Speakers Assn.), 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, many others), top 100 infomercials list, and more.

Contains a 100-page chapter profiling the activities/products and revenues of the top motivational speakers, plus in-depth competitor profiles: Nightingale-Conant, Hay House, Success Resources America, Landmark Worldwide, Skillpath, National Seminars Group, Fred Pryor/CareerTrack, Selfgrowth.com, Toastmasters, Dale Carnegie Associates, Franklin-Covey, Sandler Training, Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Robbins Research, The Chopra Center, and more.

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U.S. Chiropractors: An Industry Analysis

Report # FS75

$995, October 2021, 66 pages - 45 Tables & Charts

The competitive $15 billion U.S. chiropractic services industry, populated by nearly 40,000 offices, held up well during the Covid-19 pandemic, being an essential service. Chiropractic is now a mainstream healthcare service that provides an alternative to drugs for the treatment of pain. The field has gained legitimacy since the 1990s and future demand looks good.

This new Marketdata report is a comprehensive business and operating analysis covering the nature and operations of chiropractors, industry evolution, services provided, treatment methods, key operating ratios/metrics, dollar size and growth of the industry from 2007 to 2025 Forecast, economic structure of the business (ratios: national, by state, by major city) and more.

The effects of the pandemic are discussed, as well as the outlook for recovery in 2021, and a long-term forecast to 2025. The report also analyses the average yearly revenues per chiropractor office, industry profitability, source of revenues by type insurance/payment, market share, offices by revenue size, and patient demographics, including those suffering from chronic pain, chiropractor employment and wages, dollar market potentials/revenues for 50 states and 75 major cities. Report includes a directory of industry reports, trade associations and magazines.

Sources include: U.S. Census Bureau surveys, County Business Patterns, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Service Annual Survey, ACA, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and original Marketdata research, estimates and forecasts.

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U.S. Nail Salons: An Industry Analysis

Report # FS74

$995, September 2021, 66 pages - 38 Tables & Charts

The U.S. nail salons industry, populated by nearly 28,000 small businesses, had been growing strongly through 2019, reaching a value of $8 billion (actually $17.3 billion when counting sole proprietor nail technicians not working in a retail facility). This growth came to a halt with the pandemic of 2020, which closed many salons for months. However, the industry is recovering as more Americans are vaccinated and shops re-open.

This new Marketdata report is a comprehensive business analysis covering the nature and operations of the nail salons business, services provided, key operating ratios/metrics, dollar size and growth of the industry from 2007 to 2025 Forecast, economic structure of the business (ratios: national, by state, by major city), analysis of franchising (profiles of top 10 franchisors), and more.

The effects of the pandemic are discussed, as well as the outlook for recovery in 2021, and a long-term forecast to 2025. The report also analyses the average yearly revenues per nail salon (for franchises and non-franchises), profitability (industry income statement), and how Asian immigrants built the industry in the 1970s, and the discrimination they faced. Report includes a directory of industry reports, trade associations and magazines.

Sources include U.S. Census Bureau surveys, County Business Patterns, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nails Magazine, Professional Beauty Association, and original Marketdata research.

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The U.S. Sleep Market: Sleep Labs, Bedding, CPAPs, Drugs & More

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

Report # FS34

$1,495, May 2021, 177 pages

Fully 58% of Americans are estimated to experience insomnia symptoms or sleep disorders. Companies across America are trying to sell us a perfect night’s sleep with medications, premium mattresses, high tech pillows, CPAP devices, white noise machines, smartphone apps, and more. All of this has become a $30 billion a year industry.

 Sleep labs were hit hard by the pandemic as they shifted to mostly at-home tests and telemedicine. However, the CPAPs market has grown strongly, along with OTC sleep aids/supplements and apps. The mattress and pillows market also held up well as consumers focused more on making their home more comfortable. The study has complete coverage of the pandemic’s effect on all market segments.

As obesity rates climb and Americans age, more people are developing sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Plus, stressors related to the 2020 election, the pandemic and recession are resulting in more sleepless nights for Americans. There are now an estimated 4,400 “sleep labs or centers” in the United States. These labs perform sleep studies and help design treatment programs for insomniacs and those with sleep apnea.

This Marketdata study examines the “sleep” market and all its segments, covering markets for: anti-insomnia drugs and OTC supplements, sleep labs/centers, 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). The report also includes extensive sleep lab metrics (patient volumes, bed counts, fees, more).

The study includes: $ market size/growth for 1995-2020, with 2021 and 2025 Forecasts, patient demographics, 16 in-depth competitor profiles, analysis of market nature & structure, history and evolution, reimbursement issues and the effect of Medicare rulings regarding home testing.

Company profiles for: ResMed, Respironics, SleepMed, Sleep Holdings, Foundation Surgery Affiliates, MedBridge Healthcare, Novasom, Tempur-Sealy, Sleep Number Co., Simmons-Serta, Casper,

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U.S. Alternative Financial Services Market: Check Cashing, Money Transfer Services, Pawn Shops, Payday Loans, Rent-To-Own Stores

Report # FS73

$1,995 * November  2020 * 211 pages  * 66 Tables & Charts

This updated analysis by Marketdata examines the controversial  “alternative financial services” sector — a $36 billion business comprised of fragmented and loosely regulated check cashing and money transfer services, payday loan services, pawn shops and rent-to-own stores. These retail and online outlets serve the “unbanked” segment of the U.S. population. Many companies are happy to accept the business of consumers with spotty credit records who need cash fast, and who have been rejected by banks--the 12+million households that choose not to use traditional banks.

There are about 12,000 check cashing stores, 14,000 payday loan outlets, 800,000 money transfer agents, 11,000 pawn shops and 10,000 rent-to-own stores competing for this business today. Many outlets/services overlap—providing multiple services at the same site.

The study explores the effects of the current pandemic and recession on operations and revenues, increased competition and disruption by new start-ups, industry consolidation, state and federal regulation, consumer attitudes, and the shift to online virtual distribution channels.

This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the business, reasons for the growth of non-bank services, immigration trends, industry receipts/growth from 1999-2019, 2020 outlook and 2025 long-term forecasts, average store revenues, 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, and the pivot to online services. Findings of research studies by: FISCA, Financial Health Network, Federal Reserve Board, brokerage analysts, APRO, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state banking departments, The World Bank, INS, U.S. Census Bureau, FDIC, and more.

Contains 19 in-depth company profiles (with financials) for: Purpose Financial (Advance America), Populus (ACE Cash Express), Check Into Cash, Check ‘N Go, EZCorp., First Cash, Curo Group Holdings, QC Holdings, Western Union, MoneyGram, Euronet, Earnin, Elevate, Enova, Aaron’s, Rent-A-Center and AMSCOT.

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THE U.S. AUTISM TREATMENT MARKET -  One of A Kind Study

Report # FS62

$995  * December 2020  *57 pages  * 11 Competitor Profiles

The incidence of autism among American children has soared from 1 in 150 in 2000 to 1 in 54 today, and 3.5 million children and adults now live with autism. Yet, few therapies exist to treat this disease—just a few medications and ABA (applied behavioral analysis) programs. This is a fragmented $2.1 billion market comprised of for-profit and non-profit providers that serve autistic patients via brick & mortar centers and in-home therapy provided by therapists. Waiting lists are growing and 64% of patients are estimated to have access to insurance coverage.

The report includes: dollar value & growth of the market from 2009 to a 2025 forecast, market structure, key metrics of treatment centers, definition of and the types of autism, typical therapies used, how ABA programs work, insurance coverage, patient demographics, analysis of the market for drugs to treat autism (Risperdal, Ritalin, new drugs in development), latest CDC research findings on autism, market growth factors, economic costs, effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on operations, analysis of for-profit vs. non-profit treatment centers, key operating metrics, and a ranking of the top treatment center chains and their revenues.

Contains in-depth competitor profiles and revenues of the largest players in the field: Autism Speaks, UPMC, Centria Autism Services, The Center for Autism & Related Disorders, the May Institute, Butterfly Effects, Autism Learning Partners, Autism Spectrum Therapies, Chance Light Behavioral Health, and City Pro Group.

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Status Report of The U.S. Weight Loss Market In 2020: Effects of the Pandemic

Report # FS72

$595 * June  2020 * 65 pages

This new Marketdata report presents a wrap-up of 2019 performance for the U.S. weight loss market, and a forecast for 2020 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The value of the total market is projected to decline by 9% to $71 billion this year as a result of temporary closures of weight loss centers and medical programs in March-May. However, some market segments have actually prospered due to shifting dieter behaviors – frozen dinner entrees, meal replacements, weight loss apps and other virtual services, and multi-level marketing channels.

The report covers discussions of: 2019 market/revenue performance, recent competitor developments (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Medifast, Noom, others), latest dieter trends, shifting of the diet season in 2020, MLM channels, weight loss & fitness apps.

Individual Status Reports and the probable Effects of the Pandemic on operations and revenues, for ALL major weight loss market segments… diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial weight loss chains, health clubs, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, medical programs (physicians, hospitals/clinic programs, prescription diet drugs, bariatricians, modified fasting programs, weight loss surgeries), and low-calorie dinner entrees.

Includes profiles/updated outlooks for: WW, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, Medifast, Herbalife, Glanbia (SlimFast), Noom, Simply Good Foods (Atkins), HMR Boston, Robard, and Profile by Sanford.

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The U.S. Commercial Cleaning Services Industry

(Includes Effects of Covid-19 on The Industry)

Report # FS 18

$1,295 * April 2020 * 126 pages * 68 Tables & charts  * 12 Competitor profiles

This new Marketdata study examines the huge and mature but fragmented $117 billion U.S. commercial cleaning and maintenance services industry. Building service contractors employ 2.4 million nationwide.  The business is very competitive, comprised of 1.4 million establishments -- mainly small operators, including 36,000+ U.S.-based franchised outlets. Competitors run the gamut from mom & pop cleaners, to giants such as ABM Industries with $6.5 billion in revenues. This study traces the industry’s size, growth, trends, end-user demand, structure, operating ratios, and competitors — Receipts for 1990-2017 actual, 2018-2019 estimates, and 2020 and 2025 forecasts.

The cleaning and sanitizing of public buildings has taken on a new importance with the Covid-19 crisis. In fact, many contractors are now seeing a boom in business. Worker turnover is still high, franchising is still popular, and “green cleaning” and OSHA and ISO certification have become more important.

The report covers the impact of the Covid-19 crisis and a looming recession. Includes in-depth findings and analyses of all the latest surveys by the Census Bureau, trade associations and trade magazines, as well as outlooks by other analysts and consultants. National and state ratios from the Census Bureau, BLS, NAR, BSCAI and other surveys. Includes in-depth profiles and rankings of 13 top competitors (ABM, ServPro, Jani-King, Coverall, Vanguard, ServiceMaster, more).

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The U.S. Addiction Rehab Industry

(Includes 20-page July 2020 Update - Effects of Covid-19 on The Industry)

Report # FS 49

$1,295 * January 2020 * 116 pages * 36 Tables & charts  * 9 Competitor profiles

This new report by Marketdata reveals why drug, alcohol and other addiction rehab in the United States is big business -- $42 billion this year.  There are now 14,000+ treatment facilities and growing. A total of 3.7 million persons received treatment, but many more need it and facilities are filled to capacity. Insurance coverage for rehab has increased, but scandals abound as shoddy facilities opened and patient brokering, overbilling and deceptive marketing became common. Reforms are pending. Private equity firms are investing.

This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the business, types of rehab, reasons for the renewed growth of addiction rehab services since the Great Recession and the opioid crisis, national receipts/growth from 1983-2018, 2020 and 2025 forecasts, average facility revenues and operating ratios, industry structure and participation by non-profit, for-profit, inpatient and outpatient programs, extensive drug/alcohol abuser demographics. Discussion of the Florida Model, destination markets in FL and CA, effects of increased volume due to the Affordable Care Act, industry history and evolution, and discussion of all major industry trends.

Includes all the pertinent data compiled by SAMHSA’s latest government survey, data from the NIDA, NAATP, state agencies, and more. 9 in-depth company profiles are provided for: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, CRC Health Group, Promises Behavioral Health, Passage Malibu, American Addiction Centers, The Caron Foundation, Comprehensive Care Corp., Malibu Horizon Rehab Center, and Behavioral Health of The Palm Beaches.

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THE U.S. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING MARKET

 Report # ML2

$995  *February 2020  *160 pages

Simply the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the $1.9 billion motivational speaking market.  This Marketdata study examines the market for professional and 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, podcasts and webinars. This report covers: nature of the business, the role of speaker’s bureaus, marketing methods, speaker characteristics, fees, income and operations, the corporate training market, the activities/specialties/speaking fees and revenues 36 of the top motivational speakers. Separate chapter covers the personal coaching market.

The study analyzes the market’s $ size/growth (2005-2025 forecast), the shift to Internet delivery of content, speaker demographics, and in-depth profiles of 36 top motivational speakers (Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Joel Osteen, Tim Ferris, Gary Vaynerchuk, Phil McGraw, Dr. Laura, Brian Tracy, Suze Orman, Tom Hopkins, Robert Kiyosaki, and many others). An Overview is included, with an industry statistical snapshot and the opinions and outlook of industry experts.

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The U.S. Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry  (New)

Report # FS71

$995, August 2019, 86 Pages, 22 Tables & Charts

This analysis by Marketdata examines the $19.5 billion diagnostic imaging centers sector.  The business is highly competitive, with 6,500 facilities and with the 50 largest competitors capturing just 29% of the market. There is only one public publicly-owned company that operates a chain of imaging centers, RadNet, with $975 million in sales.

Several positive factors are impacting this industry. The U.S. is the largest medical imaging market globally due to the high disposable income of consumers. The launch of new innovative equipment by major companies will spur growth.  In addition, the United States is expected to experience an accelerated rate of aging population, which leads to an increase in the demand for imaging services, since the elderly population is more prone to chronic diseases.

This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the industry, types of imaging equipment used, national receipts/growth from 2002 to 2023 forecast, healthcare demand factors, key industry trends, industry structure and operating ratios (national and state Census data for establishments and firms), top companies market share, insurance/ Medicare reimbursement trends and more.

Competitor Profiles provided for: RadNet, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, MedQuest Associates, SimonMed/Dignity Health, Touchstone Imaging and Outpatient Imaging Affiliates.

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The U.S. Kidney Dialysis Clinics Industry  (New)

Report # FS70

$995, July  2019, 82 Pages, 28 Tables & Charts

This analysis by Marketdata examines the $24.7 billion kidney dialysis centers sector - a growth industry.  The kidney dialysis business is highly concentrated, with the 4 largest competitors comprising more than 85 % of the market, but substantial competition still takes place.

While there are a few large national companies, Fresenius Medical Care and DaVita Healthcare Partners, this industry is experiencing heightened M&A activity from both strategic suitors and private equity investors. The industry has come under scrutiny by the government for some of its practices and very high profit margins, and there is a push toward cheaper home dialysis services to save Medicare dollars.

This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the industry, types of dialysis used, national receipts/growth from 2007 to 2023 forecast, customer demand and demographics, key industry trends, industry structure and operating ratios (national and state Census data for establishments and firms), industry regulation, top companies market share, insurance/ Medicare reimbursement trends, emerging home dialysis services, and more.

Competitor Profiles for: Fresenius Medical Care, DaVita Healthcare Partners, and U.S. Renal Care.

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The U.S. Physical Therapy Clinics Industry  (New)

Report # FS69

$995, June  2019, 71 Pages, 9 Competitor Profiles

This analysis by Marketdata examines the $34.5 billion outpatient physical and occupational centers sector - a steady growth industry.  Speech therapy and audiologists are also included. The physical therapy business is highly fragmented, with the 50 largest competitors comprising less than 25% of the market, which makes it ripe for consolidation.

While there are a few national companies, the industry consists predominantly of small to medium regional providers with annual revenue of slightly over $1 million.

This industry is experiencing heightened M&A activity from both strategic suitors and private equity investors.

Physical therapists work in hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, people’s homes, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.

This new study by Marketdata examines the nature of the industry, national receipts/growth from 2007 to 2023 forecast, customer and therapist demographics, key industry trends, industry structure and operating ratios (national and state Census data for establishments and firms), industry regulation, top companies market share, consolidation and roll-up potential, insurance/ Medicare reimbursement trends, and more.

9 Competitor Profiles for: U.S. Physical Therapy, ATI Physical Therapy, Select Medical / Physiotherapy Associates, Upstream Rehabilitation/ Drayer Physical Therapy, Athletico Physical Therapy, CORA Health Services, Pivot Physical Therapy, Professional Physical Therapy and PT Solutions.

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The Gigs & Side Hustles Economy: A Market Analysis

Report # FS66

$995, October 2018, 66 pages - 12 Competitor Profiles

This new Marketdata report examines the fast-growing “gig” economy—what it is, how it works, who the leaders are, and why it has grown. Gigs, or short-term, part-time jobs, have become a lot more popular among U.S. consumers, many of whom were hurt by the Great Recession and want to diversify their income streams. Technology has played a big part, as mobile apps and online platforms have made it much easier to connect with customers and get paid quickly.

The report examines: the evolution of gig work, pros and cons, major findings of recent studies by JP Morgan Chase, Fiverr, MetLife, Prudential, Bankrate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Freelancer’s Union, why demand has risen among young and older workers, average earnings, and profiles of leading gig work sectors (ride sharing, temporary staffing agencies, food delivery services, personal coaching, home rentals, freelancer platforms). Also: nature of the gig workforce, Millennials usage of gig work (top occupations/earnings/reasons why they prefer gigs), top 15 metro markets in the U.S., market size & forecasts: 2016-2022, plus a reference directory of additional information sources.

The report provides competitor profiles for: Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Door Dash, Postmates, GrubHub, Instacart, Fiverr, Upwork, Udemy, Coursera, the personal coaching industry, temp help staffing industry, and more.

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The Digital Weight Loss Market: Websites, Apps & More  (New)

Report # FS68

$995, April  2019, 121 Pages, 21 Competitor Profiles

Digital or virtual weight loss is a growing $1.4 billion market. Technology and increased usage of the Internet have changed the way Americans lose weight, and how they access the services of weight loss companies and experts. New companies and apps for smartphones have entered the market in attempts to “disrupt” long-established players like Weight Watchers. Successful weight loss companies today have both off-line and online methods of reaching dieters.

This is a completely new analysis, and is the most comprehensive investigation of the “virtual” weight loss market published by anyone worldwide.

The report covers… Market dollar value & growth rate from 2006 to 2023 forecast, latest market trends and developments, nature & structure of the digital diet market (type of diet websites, portals, retail and healthcare sites selling diet products), status report of the broader $72 billion weight loss market, opinions and outlook for the market by competitors and analysts, online dieter demographics, analysis of weight loss websites (their operating models, revenue sources, top 25 traffic ranks), weight loss apps and fitness trackers (downloads, revenues, ranking, features, effectiveness), online weight loss courses, and usage of telemedicine for weight loss video coaching. Also includes a weight loss industry Reference Directory.

Contains 21 in-depth competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers.com, MyFitnessPal, FitBit, Noom, CaloriesCount.com, Diet.com, JillianMichaels.com, SparkPeople, HMR At Home, LoseIt!, CalorieKing, Fooducate, Udemy, Coursera, and more.

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

(Includes Effects of Covid-19 on The Industry)

Report # FS2

$1,395, May 2020, 145 Pages, 31 Tables

This analysis by Marketdata examines the $6 billion infertility services/fertility clinics industry.  This loosely regulated “baby business” grew strongly from 2014 to 2019, boosted both by demand domestically and via medical tourism patients from Europe and China. However, due to the Coronavirus, the industry will be hit hard in 2020, as many clinics shut down for two months and foreign patients are not coming to the U.S. any longer.

ART (assisted reproductive technology) now produces more than 50,000 babies per year in the U.S. via 330,000 IVF procedures, and demand is growing from the ranks of 7+ million infertile women, many of which delayed childbearing due to careers. There are about 450 U.S. fertility clinics, 100+ sperm banks, an unknown number of egg donors, and 1,700 reproductive endocrinologists competing for the business, which is lucrative.  In addition, the U.S. market for fertility drugs is worth about $749 million. Only two large “chains”, IntegraMed and Prelude Fertility exist, as most programs are run by small MD practices or are part of a hospital or University. The market is fragmented, served by mostly small regional clinics.

This 4th edition study by Marketdata examines the nature/evolution of the business, national receipts/growth from 1988 to 2019, 2020 forecast, 2025 forecast, infertile customer demographics, key industry trends, industry regulation, pricing, industry consolidation, insurance coverage, ethical issues, and more. Contains results of the latest (2015-2018) CDC ART survey national data, with IVF success rates and long-term trends, as well as European ART cycles and outlook. The report also examines the nature/size of the U.S. sperm banks, egg donors, and fertility drugs markets, and surrogacy programs.

Competitor Profiles for: Cryos International, California Cryobank, Resolve, Allan Guttmacher Institute, Genetics and IVF Institute, IntegraMed America, Prelude Fertility.

This study is believed to be one of the few in-depth publicly available business analyses that exists of this market. It’s ALL here in one place.

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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. PERSONAL COACHING MARKET

 Report # FS64

$895  *April 2018  *82 pages

This Marketdata study examines the $1 billion market for personal or life coaching” services. 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:  The nature and definition of the coaching business, its limitations and scope, image and credibility issues, why many coaches fail, market size (2006-2022 forecast), sensitivity to recessions, demand factors, results of the latest ICF industry studies (no. of coaches, coaches’ yearly earnings, fees charged, no. of clients, client profile, operating ratios, consumer awareness of coaches), list of major certifying bodies and trade journals, 10 best cities for personal coaches, and a comparison of U.S. vs. global coaching market. Also covers: major market issues and trends, Millennials’ use of coaching services, plus Profiles of 21 top coaches (with revenues when available).

The report includes an overview of the total personal development market, with opinions by leading market experts and competitors, trends, market segments and their $ values from 2003-2018 F (self-improvement books, audiobooks, motivational speakers, seminars, holistic institutes, online courses, training organizations, and weight loss programs).

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THE U.S. HEALTH COACHING MARKET 

Report # FS65

$995  *January 2021  *74 pages

Health coaching has emerged as a $7 billion service market, with a strong growth outlook. An estimated 128,000 health coaches and health educators advise and motivate clients to change bad lifestyle habits and to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes. Consumers, employers and insurers are each now more seriously focused on improving health and being proactive, in light of the pandemic, rising obesity levels, and chronic health conditions.

You are most likely to find a health coach in private practice, at a healthcare insurer, or via a corporate wellness program. Large self-insured companies are using coaches to improve employee health and cut claims costs, as are healthcare insurers. However, like coaching in general, the industry is loosely defined and certification in many cases is performed by many competing organizations. However, national standards have been developed and CPT billing codes and reimbursement are on the near-term horizon.

This new report by Marketdata covers the following: market definition—types of  health coaches, what they do, where they work, their number, annual salaries, market structure, market size: 2006-2025 forecast, effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, profiles of the 8 major certification organizations, profiles of insurance company users (Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Health Group), MD and Veterans Administration programs, demand factors and usage by consumers, findings of telephone interviews with key market influencers, list of the top health coaching apps, and the industry’s major issues, obstacles and growth drivers. Includes list of 75 approved certification training programs.

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THE U.S. MEDITATION MARKET - NEW 1st Time Study

Report # FS61

$895  *September 2017  *62 pages  * 28 Competitor Profiles

Practicing meditation to reduce stress is becoming mainstream in America. Today, 9.3 million Americans meditate, fueling a $1+ billion industry comprised of meditation studios, books, DVDs, workshops, online courses, websites, apps and supplies. Like the yoga market, which has seen a major increase in the past decade, meditation is experiencing strong growth.

This is a completely new Marketdata report. The following topics are covered: why demand exists, nature and evolution of U.S. meditation studios/centers/retreats, the key companies and gurus in the market, customer demographics, relationship to yoga studios, typical meditation center operations, for-profit vs. non-profit centers, key trends, market niches and 2022 forecasts. Analysis and $ size of these market segments: meditation studios/classes market, books/DVDs/CDs market, meditation apps & websites market, online courses market, corporate wellness programs market, and the supplies & accessories market. Includes meditation center start-up costs and revenues, competitor profiles, findings/market outlook via interviews with industry operators, and a list of resources for follow-up.

Profiles of: Headspace, Inscape, Unplug, Mindful, Mind Body green, Hay House, Soundstrue, Gaia, Kadampa Centers, Shambala Centers, TM (Transcendental Meditation) Centers, Deepak Chopra, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Eckhart Tolle.

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SLEEP LABS IN AMERICA: AN INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Report # FS63

$495  *April 2018  *80 pages

First launched in 1977, there are now an estimated 4,700 “sleep labs or centers” in the United States. These labs perform sleep studies and help design treatment programs for insomniacs and those with sleep apnea and other conditions.

The total overall sleep aids market consists of Rx and OTC medications, premium mattresses, high tech pillows, CPAP devices, white noise machines, smartphone apps, and more. All of this has become a $28.6 billion a year industry. Sleep labs account for $4.3 billion of this total.

A total of 58% of Americans are estimated to experience insomnia symptoms or sleep disorders. As obesity rates climb, Americans age, and stress increases, more people are developing sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders. Most of those with sleep apnea are undiagnosed, providing ample growth for tests by sleep labs. Some consolidation has taken place, but patient volumes are increasing.

The study includes: market size estimates for 1995-2017, with 2018 and 2023 Forecasts, an Overview of the total sleep market (status reports for the mattress and pillows market, sleep medications, CPAP devices and retail sleep aids), sleep lab chain competitor profiles, a discussions of market nature & structure, history and evolution, reimbursement issues and the effect of Medicare rulings regarding home testing, and staff salaries. The report also includes key sleep lab metrics such as patient volumes, bed counts, pricing, disorders treated, insurance, average revenues, patient profiles, and more.

Company profiles for: SleepMed, Sleep Holdings, Foundation Surgery Associates, Novasom, and Nocturna.

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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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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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THE U.S. DATING SERVICES INDUSTRY

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

Report # FS8

$1,295 * 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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www.matchinstitute.com
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 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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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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Worksite Weight Loss Programs: A Market Analysis

Report # FS 44

$995 * 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.

This report is also sold by chapters.

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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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The Market for Self-Improvement Products & Services (12 th Edition)       **Bestseller**                 

Report # FS15

The Only Analysis of This Market Available! 

$1,795, August 2017, 390 pages - 72 Tables & Charts, 100 Competitor Profiles

Simply the most comprehensive business analysis that exists of the self-improvement market.  This Marketdata study examines the $9.9 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,  holistic institutes, personal coaching, websites, apps, 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/industry structure, the market’s $ size/growth (2003-2022 forecast), latest trends, latest survey findings of trade associations, the shift to Internet delivery of content, customer demographics, in-depth profiles of 60 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 list, 2016 status reports of the U.S. weight loss market, and more.

New For This Edition:

*  Demographic analysis of Millennials, Baby Boomer Clients, book buyers, infomercial buyers, audiobook users, holistic institute attendees, SI website visitors, weight loss/dieters, personal coaching clients.

*  New guru/speaker profiles: Oprah Winfrey, Joel Osteen, Tim Ferriss, Jay

McGraw, Eckhart Tolle, Danielle LaPorte, Lewis Howes, Paul McKenna, Mel

Robbins, John Maxwell, Mastin Kipp.

*  2017 & 2022 forecasts

* Analysis of the self-improvement apps market.

Contains a 115-page chapter profiling the activities/specialties/speaking fees and revenues of the top motivational speakers and gurus, with in-depth profiles of the top 50.  100 in-depth competitor company and guru profiles: 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, Sandler Training, others. Results of latest surveys from: The Audio Publishers Assn., Publishers Weekly, Intl. Coach Federation, Electronic Retailing Assn., Response Magazine, ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, and more.

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The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market (14th Edition)

The Most Comprehensive Analysis of This Market Available!

Report # FS60

$1,895, May 2017, 435 pages,160 Tables & Charts

The U.S. weight loss market is now worth a record $66 billion, but the number of dieters has fallen, due to the growth of the size acceptance and body positivity movement.  Do-it-yourself plans still abound as consumers use free diet & fitness apps. Consumers are shunning processed foods and artificial ingredients, but frozen food makers have adjusted and sales are showing signs of growth. Commercial diet chains are posting strong growth. Many untapped niches still exist. The Affordable Care Act has strengthened the value proposition of medically supervised diet programs and small-mid-sized franchises are growing. The market is moving in two directions: medical and retail

This is a completely revised and updated analysis of Marketdata’s best-selling biennial study about the $66 billion U.S. weight loss market. This is the most comprehensive investigation of the U.S. weight loss market published by anyone worldwide

Covered… dollar value & growth rates of the 10 major weight loss market segments (early 1980s to 2016, 2017 and 2022 forecasts), latest market trends and developments, status reports for: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial diet center chains, multi-level marketing diet plans, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & apps, meal kits/prepared food delivery services, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatricians, VLCD programs), low-cal entrees and low-carb foods, diet books, and exercise DVDs.

New for this edition:

  • 2017 & 2022 Forecasts. Completely updated competitor profiles, newly popular diets.
  • How the 2017 diet season is shaping up. 2016 market performance.
  • Chapter about competing meal kits/prepared food delivery services.
  • The implosion and recovery of Weight Watchers. The Oprah effect. Lessons learned.
  • Why MLM has gained as a distribution model; why meal replacements are booming, but not OTC diet pills.
  • The real impact of free/low-cost diet and fitness apps.
  • Outlook for medical programs in view of Obamacare and Trump Administration.
  • Status of prescription obesity drugs market, sales of Belviq, Qsymia, Contrave.

Findings of the latest surveys by: U.S. Census Bureau, Nutrition Business Journal, U.S. News, CDC, plus 110 dieter metrics from BestDietForMe.com online surveys

Also included: Top 30 competitors ranking, 28-year revenues of the market through past recessions, comprehensive dieter demographics, weight loss center franchising, and extensive national/state commercial centers’ operating ratios. Rankings & revenues of top commercial chains, brand sales, and a Reference Directory.

Contains 35+ in-depth updated competitor profiles for: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Medifast, Herbalife, Visalus, Isagenix, MyFitnessPal, Slim-Fast, Atkins Nutritionals, Physicians Weight Loss, HMR, Optifast, Lindora Clinics, Slimgenics, Ideal Protein, Curves, LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Metabolic Research, Smart For Life, Medi-Weightloss, Centers for Medical Weight Loss, Nuviva, JumptStart MD, Thinique, Dr. G’s, and many 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).

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Medical Spas: A Market Analysis

Report # FS40

$995, 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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Weight Loss Websites: A Marketing & Competitor Analysis

Report # FS36

January 2011 * Pages: 171 * 42 Tables/Charts * Price: $695

Groundbreaking 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: $99

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.

It’s ALL here in one place.

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