In 2009, the market for weight loss products and services was worth nearly
$121 billion. BCC anticipates this market will expand at a compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2% during the forecast period, resulting in a
projected market size of more than $134 billion in 2014.
Foods and beverages are the largest category in the ingested goods market.
This segment was valued at nearly $79 billion in 2009. Food movements, growing
sub-segments, and healthy eating trends should drive growth in this sector at
a 2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach more than $86 billion by 2014.
Nutraceuticals are the second-largest product segment, after foods and
beverages. Retail sales in 2009 topped $3.6 billion and are expected to grow
at about a 1.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2014 to reach $3.9
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This study will determine the current status of the weight loss products and
services market, assess its growth potential during the 5-year period from
2009 to 2014, and evaluate all its segments in terms of marketable products
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
As the number of overweight and obese individuals in the United States grows
at epidemic rates, business opportunity abounds. While businesses addressing
the needs of the overweight and obese will continue to find relevancy in
traditional products and services, the weight loss market continues to evolve
and benefit from innovation. This study shall analyze all of these trends
SCOPE OF REPORT
In this report, the weight loss industry is defined, broadly, as the
businesses for which significant revenue is generated by the claim of
contributing to weight loss or fat loss. While the report includes categories
traditionally considered part of the "weight loss industry," such as weight
loss centers and weight loss drugs, it also includes categories such as video
games and liposuction. In other words, products and services that target, in
whole or in part, weight or fat loss among the overweight and obese are
included in this report.
This study incorporates four major industry categories related to the weight
loss market: ingested goods, non-ingested goods, consumer services, and
medical services. It analyzes each commercial and technological element as it
relates to current market status and its impact on future markets. It presents
forecasts of growth during the next 5 years. In addition, the dynamics of
consumer behavior are analyzed as they relate to the weight loss market.
More specifically, this study incorporates the following industry segments:
diet and low-calorie food and beverages; nutraceuticals; pharmaceuticals;
equipment; electronic media; print media; weight loss centers and diet
preparation; gyms, health clubs, and training; bariatric surgery; and
The report analyzes each commercial and technological element as it relates to
current market status and its impact on future markets. It presents forecasts
of growth during the next 5 years. In addition, the dynamics of consumer and
patient behavior are analyzed as they relate to obesity and any possible
methods that could be successful in treating it.
All of the analyses are presented in quantitative table and chart formats.
Numerical relationships are related to more qualitative information to provide
both measurable dimensions and insights into the causes and effects of
behavior, technological, commercial, and governmental activity.
This is a study of 10 industry segments and their prospects for achieving
market growth and providing efficacious treatment for overweight and obesity.
BCC presents the industry' s economic environment, technological descriptions
and issues, applications, market factors and potential. It projects sales of
products and services through 2014.
Businesses dealing in the food and beverage, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical,
equipment, electronic media, print media, cosmetics, weight loss centers, gym,
health club, personal training, diet management, food preparation, corporate,
medical guidance, lipectomy, and bariatric surgery sectors, within or related
to the weight loss industry, shall find this study of interest.
More broadly, this report is of interest to companies, institutions, and
researchers working within the weight loss space, including manufacturers,
consumer service providers, medical service providers, wholesalers, retailers,
technologists, government agencies, universities, students, journalists, and
other concerned individuals and groups.
Through primary and secondary sources, BCC determined revenues received by
businesses. Past, current, and projected revenue amounts are in present
dollars at the manufacturer level (for products) or at the point of
transaction (for services).
BCC interviewed approximately 100 individuals to obtain primary data for this
study. Respondents were guaranteed nondisclosure of interview data to protect
their identities. Respondents represented a variety of business levels in
industry segments, trade and professional organizations, trade and
professional publishers, university and science organizations, and various
levels of government. A considerable amount of secondary data was obtained,
largely via the Internet, from government, trade and professional
organizations, universities, and others. Sources of numerical data are noted
throughout the report.
Table of Contents
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION -- Complimentary 4
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 1
SCOPE OF REPORT 1
INTENDED AUDIENCE 2
INFORMATION SOURCES 2
ANALYST CREDENTIALS 3
RELATED BCC REPORTS 3
BCC ONLINE SERVICES 3
Chapter-2: SUMMARY 3 $150
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SUMMARY (CONTINUED) 6
SUMMARY TABLE U.S. MARKET FOR WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THROUGH
2014 ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE U.S. MARKET FOR WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES,
2007-2014 ($ MILLIONS) 7
Chapter-3: OVERVIEW 22
TABLE 1 DEFINITIONS OF ADULT OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT 8
EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS: THE CURRENT EXTENT OF AMERICAN O/O 9
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE ADULTS 9
TABLE 2 HISTORICAL PERCENTAGES OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE ADULTS, 1960 - 2006
FIGURE 1 HISTORICAL PERCENTAGES OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE ADULTS, 1960 -
2006 (%) 11