Weight Watchers International, Inc. is a leading, global-branded consumer company and the world’s leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. In the more than 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 800,000 members attend over 36,000 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 2014, consumers spent approximately $5 billion on Weight Watchers branded products and services, including meetings conducted by the Company and its franchisees, digital weight management products provided through its websites, mobile sites and apps, products sold at meetings, licensed products sold in retail channels and magazine subscriptions and other publications. With over 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.