The US weight control market will grow 6.7 percent annually through 2008. The weight loss segment will remain dominant based on a larger customer base and a wider range of products and services. Meal replacements (e.g., low carb beverages, nutrition bars) will lead product gains while gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeries pace services.
This study analyzes the $15.2 billion US weight control products and services industry. It presents historical demand data (1993, 1998, 2003) and forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by weight control product (e.g., nutritional preparations, prescription drugs, meal replacements, meal and dietary supplements); and service (e.g., weight loss surgical procedures, medically supervised and commercial weight control programs, community services).
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 34 leading competitors including Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, Weight Watchers International, Unilever, B. Braun Medical, Roche Holding, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jenny Craig, and Health Management Group.