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Lately, the focus in the weight-loss sector has been the battle between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn on the legitimacy of Herbalife's (HLF) business model. A better focus for investors should be on its competitor Weight Watchers International (WTW).

Company overview

Weight Watchers is the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchised operations. The company has been in business for over 50 years and has helped millions of people around the globe lose weight through company-developed food plans, exercise, behavior modification and group support. The company's strength is its 40,000 weekly meetings attended by 1 million members and managed by 10,000 leaders that have lost weight on...

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