Profile: Nutrisystem Inc (NTRI.OQ)
26 Oct 2016
Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nutrisystem), incorporated on August 17, 1999, is a provider of weight management products and services, including nutritionally balanced weight loss programs, multi-day kits available at retail locations and digital tools to support weight loss. The Company's program customers purchase monthly food packages containing four-week meal plan consisting supply of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks and flex meal plan recipes, which they supplement with fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy. Its customers order on an auto-delivery basis (Auto-Delivery), where it sends approximately four-week meal plan on an ongoing basis until notified of a customer's cancellation. The Company offers its pre-selected favorites food pack or personalized plans, where customers can hand pick their entire menu or customize plans to their dietary preference. Its meal plans feature approximately 150 menu options at different price points, including frozen and ready-to-go entrees, desserts, snacks and shakes.
The Company offers individualized counseling options from trained weight loss counselors, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators, and provides support through its digital tools. Its Nutrisystem program consists of approximately 150 portion-controlled items that serve as the foundation of a low Glycemic Index diet. Its program is portioned for weight loss and offers a balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat that meets national dietary guidelines. Its plans consist of 1800-2200 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day, consistent with national guidelines, and tailored versions of the plans are available that deliver as low as approximately 1500 mg/day.
The Company also offers transition and maintenance plans, which include personalized menu options, as well as continued counseling support and access to NuMi, a personalized solution to the nutritional and emotional components of a weight loss journey, by Nutrisystem. It offers customizable program. Its program delivers a combination of portion-controlled foods and an eating plan based on slow digesting carbohydrates like fiber, designed to help keep blood sugar levels stable throughout the day, minimizing hunger spikes and the feelings of deprivation that cause cravings.
The Company offers varieties of approximately five-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 multi-day kits. The Nutrisystem D Program is a weight loss program, designed to produce gradual weight loss in persons with Type 2 diabetics or for those at risk for Type 2 diabetes. The Company's pre-packaged foods are sold directly to weight loss program participants through the Internet and telephone (including the redemption of prepaid program cards), referred to as the direct channel, through QVC, a television shopping network, and select retailers. Through the Company's Website, www.nutrisystem.com, customers can order food 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These plans include recipes and portion-control tools in addition to a reduced number of Nutrisystem entrees delivered each month. Its customers can either choose pre-selected favorites food pack or personalize their monthly food orders for their specific tastes or dietary needs. In addition, the Company's prepared meals provide its customers with a structured program with limited weighing and measuring of foods and no need to count calories, carbohydrates or points.
The Company competes with Weight Watchers International, Inc., Jenny Craig, Medifast, Inc., Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. and Slimfast.
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