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Jul 30 2012 Personal Services

Weight Watchers’ Attendance Still Challenged As More Members Go Online

Research Question: Are Weight Watchers’ poor meeting attendance rates fixable? By: David Franklin Companies: FRA:HOO/HLF, NTRI, VTX:NESN, WTW Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customer surveys and five of seven industry specialists indicate Weight Watchers International Inc’s. (WTW) meeting attendance is declining because of greater use of its online program, increased competition, confusion […]

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Weight Watchers Whisper (WTW)

Research Question: Are Weight Watchers’ poor meeting attendance rates fixable?  Company: Weight Watchers International (WTW)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates declining in-person meeting attendance at Weight Watchers due to the success of its online program, as well as dissatisfaction and challenges with the company’s new PointsPlus Program.   Observations Weight Watchers’ 1Q earnings report […]

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Oct 27 2011 Personal Services

Weight Watchers Will Sustain Growth Thanks to Publicity, Study Results (WTW)

Research Question: Is Weight Watchers’ growth sustainable, and are celebrity endorsements effective? By: David Franklin Companies: DIET, NTRI, VTX:NESN, WTW Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Recent positive research may lead to more enrollment in Weight Watchers International Inc.’s (WTW) UK program in two to three years. A UK based study found […]

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Sep 20 2011 Personal Services, Retail

Daily Deals Reap Little Revenue for Merchants, Model Unsustainable (GRPN)

Research Question: How sustainable is the daily deal aggregation business, and what does the future hold for LivingSocial and Groupon? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, GRPN, HKG:0700, TZOO Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seven of 10 U.S. merchants will not use Groupon Inc. (GRPN) again or will use it only as […]

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