15 Largest Weight Loss Companies

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Healthy diets and lifestyles have become an important topic of discussion among people over the past few years. These discussions are not limited to youngsters only but have started spreading among middle-aged people and senior citizens as well, as human societies improve their quality of life. Latest research suggests that 80% of consumers are conscious of the impact that more fruits and vegetables have on their diet. In the United States alone, people spend $33 billion every year on weight loss products. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 1.4 billion adults who are overweight and facing obesity concerns around the globe. The statistic highlights the opportunity for weight loss companies who have exploded into the mainstream in the past few years. Weight loss firms can be of a variety of types, and offer products and services like gyms, physical activity services, and health supplement makers. Weight loss firms gain a lot of importance immediately following the holiday season. 

This is because during the holiday season, people tend to visit outlets like Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), and Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) with their families and end up gaining weight. As a new year dawns, people resolve to lose this holiday weight and end up at weight loss firms which offer a variety of products and services for their specific needs. 


Our Methodology

These were picked from a careful assessment of the weight loss industry. The details of each betting company are mentioned alongside a discussion around top firms in the sector in order to provide readers with some context for their investment decisions. 

15 Largest Weight Loss Companies
15 Largest Weight Loss Companies

Largest Weight Loss Companies

15. Nutriease

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Nutriease was founded in 2003 and is a China-based company. It aims at providing weight management solutions with a focus on non-drug intervention in weight management. The parent company of the firm, Zhejiang Nutriease Health Technology, operates in the medical devices industry, generating over $25 million in revenues. The company is one of the largest weight loss companies in the world, providing solutions for obesity, especially for Chinese consumers. The company offers not only weight loss management services, but also therapeutic lifestyle programs, awareness for obesity, and weight loss products for both children and adults. 

14. VLCC Healthcare

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VLCC Healthcare, founded in 1989, was incorporated as VLCC Group in 1996. The company was established by Vandana Luthra as a beauty and weight management services center. The Indian-based weight loss company has made immense progress over the years. It employs over 3000 people. These include doctors, fitness experts, cosmetologists and nutritionists. The company has catered to more than 10 million customers in the last five years. There are several Slimming Programs offered by the firm which are based on scientific methods to provide weight loss solutions to individuals, based on their needs, health status, body composition, as well as DNA screening. 

13. Thrive Tribe

Estimated Valuation: $9 Million

Thrive Tribe, established in 2009, is a United Kingdom-based weight loss company. It has a large customer base in the UK, where different communities take help in improving their lifestyle and health through the firm. The company calls itself a weight management provider for both men and women. Over the five years, 20,000 men have lost weight through the programs offered by the firm. One of the most popular programs is the MAN V Fat Football League, focusing on team-based exercises and healthy diet. These programs are offered over more than 80 locations in the UK. The firm uses nutrition experts, behavioral psychologists and specialists for providing healthy lifestyle choices.

Unlike Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), and Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Thrive Tribe offers products designed to make people lose weight. 

12. ABL Health

Estimated Valuation: $12 Million

ABL Health is another leading weight loss company. It was founded in 2008 and has expanded over the past decade. The company focuses on providing evidence-based specialist weight management services to clients.  The company has engaged 50,000 clients through the weight management services it offers. The company aims to reduce health inequalities and promote healthy lifestyle choices through community driven programs that reach out to masses, especially disadvantaged areas. 

11. Slimming World

Estimated Valuation: $12 Million

Slimming World was founded in 1969 by Margaret Miles-Bramwelland and is based in the UK. The founder still leads the firm. The company aims to provide weight loss solutions to members and maintain healthy weight once they have reached the targets. The company operates through a network of 3,500 consultants in the UK.  Slimming World provides a diet plan and support service, Image Therapy. With more than 10,000 groups, it has become the largest slimming club in the UK and Ireland. The company publishes diet and recipe books and directories for group members. It also launched the Slimming World magazine in 1998. In recent years, the company has collaborated with around 60 UK health authorities and signed the Public Health Responsibility Deal with the government, pledging to help people develop healthy eating habits and lifestyle. 

10. Rosemary Conley

Estimated Valuation: $13 Million

Rosemary Conley, founded in 2012, is an online company offering food nutrition, weight loss expert, diet and fitness guru services to clients all over the world. The UK-based company is a leading weight loss club and run by the fitness expert, Rosemary Conley. The franchise has expanded to include 180 weight loss clubs with more than 80,000 members. The founder and fitness expert, Rosemary Conley, became internationally known in 1988 through her book, The Hip and Thigh Diet, with 2 million copies sold. The fitness expert adopted a low fat diet regime and guided people in losing weight and getting fitter.  

In 2004, she was awarded a CBE by Britain for services to the fitness and diet industries. In 1996, the Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Magazine was launched which soon became an award-winning magazine. The founder of the firm has also been a consultant to Marks & Spencer, helping in developing healthy, low fat, calorie-controlled food ranges. 

9. Jenny Craig

Estimated Valuation: $300 Million

Jenny Craig Inc. was founded in 1983. It is a US-based company founded by fitness guru Jenny Craig. The company provides meal delivery programs based on whole, real foods and motivational support sessions to customers. The company has more than 700 weight management centers in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The focus of the company is to provide consultation and meals to their clients who have opted for the weight loss journey program. Jenny Craig is one of the largest weight loss companies in the world with 3,000 employees and a revenue of $483 million in 2021. The company has worked with famous celebrities like Elliot Gould and Susan Ruttan, who had joined the Jenny Craig program and experienced a successful weight loss journey. 

8. WW International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW)

Market Capitalization: $272 Million

WW International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) was founded in 1963 and is one of the largest weight loss management companies in the world. It offers weight management products and services worldwide, which include nutritional, behavioral, activity, and lifestyle tools and strategies. WW International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW), established by business entrepreneur Jean Nidetch, focuses on mainly diet plans and exercises to achieve desired goals of clients. The weight loss programs are designed with a focus on maintaining a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. The core strategy of the company is to help members in losing weight through eating healthy food and exercising more. WW International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) is a US-based corporation, with 17,000 employees and $1.2 billion revenue in 2021.

7. GNC (General Nutrition Centers)

Estimated Valuation: $500 Million

GNC (General Nutrition Centers), founded in 1935, is a US-based company specializing in health and nutrition related products. It provides vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, supplements and energy products. The weight loss supplements are developed and supplied to consumers all over the world. The firm operates as a retail business. The company reported over $2.5 billion revenue in the year 2021. It has over 16,000 employees. 

6. Atkins Nutritionals Inc.

Estimated Valuation: $1 Billion

Atkins Nutritionals, founded in 1989, promotes and sells low-carbohydrate packaged foods for the Atkins diet. The company, established by Robert Atkins, is part of the parent company, Simply Good Foods, which sells low-carb snack bars, shakes and other healthy snacks. It is a leading player in the weight loss industry, having 18,300 employees and a revenue of $2.7 billion in 2021. 

In contrast to Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), and Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Atkins Nutritionals offers products designed to make people lose weight. 

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