Nutrisystem, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides structured home-delivered weight loss meal plans featuring low-calorie, portion-controlled and nutritionally balanced items. The company’s customers purchase monthly food packages containing a 28-day supply of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and desserts, which they supplement with fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy. Products and Services The company provides a weight management program, consisting primarily of a pre-packaged food program, online tools and counseling. Its customers purchase monthly food packages of frozen and ready-to-go food containing 28 days of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and desserts, which they supplement with fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy. Most customers order through its Auto-Delivery feature. Trained counselors are available to answer questions and make recommendations to help each customer achieve and maintain his or her weight loss goal. Customers support and encourage each other and share information through hosted Internet chat rooms and bulletin boards. These services are complemented with relevant information on diet, nutrition and physical activity, including a personalized ‘My Daily 3’ physical activity program. Additionally, online weight management tools are available to its customers. These tools include the interactive Mindset Makeover guide, a behavior modification program that is offered to its customers free of charge. The company’s Nutrisystem program consists of approximately 150 portion-controlled items that serve as the foundation of a low Glycemic Index diet. The company’s program is portioned for weight loss and offers a balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat that meets national dietary guidelines. Including grocery additions to supplement its meals, its plans contain 1800-2200 milligrams of sodium per day, consistent with national guidelines, and modified versions of the plans are available that deliver as low as 1500 mg/day. In December 2013, the company launched Nutrisystem My Way, a program modified to the individual’s metabolism, along with its Fast 5 kit, a one-week kick start that can help customers lose five pounds in their first week of dieting. Fast 5 includes seven days of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, plus all-new shakes with formulations for men and women to meet their unique nutritional needs. The Nutrisystem My Way program uses an algorithm to estimate each customer’s metabolic rate in order to create a customized program modified to the amount of calories needed for healthy weight loss. The Nutrisystem My Way program delivers a combination of portion-controlled foods and an eating plan based on slow digesting carbohydrates and fiber, designed to help keep blood sugar levels stable throughout the day minimizing hunger spikes and the feelings of deprivation that cause cravings. Additionally, the company introduced new 5-day Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Kits in 2013 which were available exclusively at Walmart. The company offers a core 5-day kit, a ‘D’ kit targeted to individuals with or at risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as SmartCarb and PowerFuel products, including blueberry muffins, cinnamon buns, vanilla shakes, chocolate shakes and chocolate chip cookie packs, designed to complement the ‘D’ kit. The Nutrisystem D Program is a weight loss program specifically designed to produce gradual weight loss in overweight persons with, or at risk for, diabetes. It provides nutrition consistent with the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. By offering various frozen and ready-to-go foods, the company helps its customers sustain their weight loss efforts. On its Website, customers can order food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customers The company offers weight loss programs designed for women, men, seniors as well as people with type 2 diabetes who want to lose weight. Its typical customer is a female, approximately 50 years of age weighing approximately 187 pounds. Seasonality In the weight loss industry, revenue is strongest in the first calendar quarter and lowest in the fourth quarter. The company’s business experiences seasonality, driven primarily by the predisposition of dieters to initiate a diet at certain times of the year and the placement of its advertising is based on the price and availability of certain media at such times. Competition The company’s competitors include Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.; eDiets.com; Jenny Craig; Medifast, Inc.; and Weight Watchers International, Inc. History Nutrisystem, Inc. was founded in 1972.
nutrisystem inc (NSJ:Frankfurt)
Fort Washington Executive Center
600 Office Center Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
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