Weight Watchers International, Inc. is a leading, global-branded consumer company and the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. In the 50 years since its founding, the Company has built its meetings business by helping millions of people around the world lose weight through sensible and sustainable food plans, exercise, behavior modification and group support. Each week, approximately a million members attend over 40,000 Weight Watchers meetings around the world, which are run by more than 10,000 leaders—each of whom has lost weight on the Weight Watchers program.
In 2013, consumers spent approximately $5 billion on Weight Watchers branded products and services, including meetings conducted by the Company and its franchisees, Internet subscription products sold by WeightWatchers.com, products sold at meetings, licensed products sold in retail channels and magazine subscriptions and other publications. With five decades of weight management experience, expertise and know-how, Weight Watchers has been established as one of the most recognized and trusted brand names among weight-conscious consumers.