John LaRosa

Recent Posts by John LaRosa:

$71 Billion U.S. Weight Loss Industry Pivots to Survive Pandemic

The total U.S. weight loss market hit a new peak in 2019, growing to $78 billion. However, that growth came to a halt when the Coronavirus hit in March, shutting the doors of weight loss centers, doctors’ offices, clinics, and other businesses for 8-10 weeks. As a result, the value of the market is forecast to decline by 9% this year.

Topics: Food & Beverage Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Industry Insights

Steady Growth of U.S. Fertility Clinics Industry Halted by Covid-19

The $6 billion fertility clinics and infertility services industry in the United States had been booming through 2019, thanks to growing demand from American couples that have delayed childbearing, more widespread acceptance of fertility treatment and usage by gay couples, improved success rates, a strong economy, and significant demand from medical tourists from Europe and China.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

$117 Billion Commercial Cleaning Services Industry Takes on New Importance Due to Coronavirus

This $117 billion U.S. business, which encompasses basic janitorial services, pest control, and other building maintenance, is huge but very competitive, comprised of mainly small operators, including 36,000 franchised outlets. Competitors run the gamut, from sole proprietors to giants such as ABM Industries with $6.5 billion in revenues. This is a low-investment business that’s easy to enter, and many do.

Topics: Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

U.S. Motivational Speaking Industry Worth $1.9 Billion

Speaking for pay is big business, especially for former presidents, sports figures, and other celebrities. There are an estimated 40,000 professional speakers in the United States, but not all work full-time.

Topics: Business Services & Administration Media Industry Insights

$42 Billion U.S. Addiction Rehab Industry Poised for Growth, and Challenges

Drug and alcohol addiction rehab in the United States is big business — worth $42 billion this year. There are now 15,000+ private treatment facilities and growing.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

Commercial Weight Loss Programs Slated for Moderate Growth in 2020

The total U.S. weight loss market is worth more than $72 billion, comprised of eight market segments: diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, low-calorie diet entrees, meal replacement shakes and bars sold retail, commercial weight loss programs, medical programs (by MDs, hospitals and clinics, including surgery), and diet books. 

Topics: Food & Beverage Healthcare Industry Insights

$1.2 Billion U.S. Meditation Market Growing Strongly as It Becomes More Mainstream

Meditation is becoming more mainstream in America, boosted by the popularity of experts like Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. Meditation studios are appearing more often in major cities, and meditation classes are increasingly being offered in the workplace and college campuses to combat rising societal stress levels and to raise worker productivity and morale. Last year, 22% of employers were expected to offer mindfulness training.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

U.S. Diagnostic Imaging Center Industry Worth $19 Billion

The U.S. is the largest medical imaging market globally due to the high disposable income and health insurance of consumers. More than 630 million X-rays, CT & PET scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and mammographies are performed each year, representing an important part of the healthcare system.

Topics: Diagnostics Healthcare Industry Insights

U.S. Kidney Dialysis Clinics Form a Profitable $24 Billion Industry

Kidney dialysis is a life or death, crucial healthcare service that costs about $90,000 per year per patient. The large competitors have enjoyed a near monopoly for years, but changes are coming that could hamper that growth and profitability.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

U.S. Physical Therapy Clinics Constitute a Growing $34 Billion Industry

Physical therapy services provide a cost-effective way to prevent short-term disabilities from becoming chronic conditions, to help avoid invasive procedures, to speed recovery from surgery and musculoskeletal injuries and to eliminate or minimize the need for opioids.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights