John LaRosa

Recent Posts by John LaRosa:

$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

Virtual Weight Loss Market Grows to $1.4 Billion

The total weight loss market is now worth more than $72 billion, and a growing share of it takes place online and digitally. Technology and increased usage of the Internet and smartphones have changed the way Americans lose weight, and how they access weight loss programs. New companies like Noom have entered the market with apps in attempts to “disrupt” long-established players like Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, and Jenny Craig.

Topics: Food & Beverage Healthcare Industry Insights

Top 9 Things to Know About the Weight Loss Industry

The total U.S. weight loss industry hit a new peak in 2018, growing 4% to $72 billion. The largest diet companies are shifting direction and changing ownership as Weight Watchers rebrands itself to its new name WW and focuses more on wellness, Jenny Craig is up for sale, NutriSystem gets acquired by Tivity Health, and Slim-Fast is acquired by Glanbia, a multilevel marketing firm.

Topics: Food & Beverage Pharmaceuticals Healthcare

Top 6 Things to Know About the U.S. Fertility Clinics Industry

According to a new report from Marketdata, the fertility clinics industry in the United States is booming, 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 coming from Europe and China. The industry is fragmented, largely untapped, and is ripe for consolidation.

Topics: Diagnostics Healthcare Industry Insights

U.S. Weight Loss Industry Outlook Strong for 2018 and Beyond

There are very few negatives in this year’s outlook for the U.S. weight loss market. The largest competitors are back in high-growth mode, unemployment is down, obesity rates are still high, and more DIY dieters seem to be joining structured programs.

The industry appears to be hitting on all cylinders, propelled by a strong overall economy and continued high demand for weight loss programs by a largely overweight population.

Topics: Food & Beverage Healthcare Industry Insights