Medifast (NYSE: MED), the company behind the health and wellness community OPTAVIA®, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. First quarter revenue increased 7.6 percent to $178.5 million from revenue of $165.9 million for the first quarter of 2019. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 79 percent of consumable units sold for the first quarter compared to 73 percent for the same period…

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Medifast, Inc. announced that Timothy G. Robinson, chief financial officer, will be stepping down from his position at the company on March 31, 2020. Medifast Chief Executive Officer Dan Chard and the Board of Directors have retained a leading international executive search firm to help the company identify and appoint a long-term successor to Robinson. Joseph Kelleman has…

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Medifast (NYSE: MED) yesterday reported revenue increased 17 percent in the fourth quarter and 42.4 percent for the full year ended December 31, 2019. Fourth quarter revenue increased to $170.6 million from revenue of $145.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 79 percent of consumable units sold for the fourth quarter compared…

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Medifast announced it will ring The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 2, 2020, in celebration of its strong 2019. To honor the occasion, Medifast Chief Executive Officer Dan Chard will be joined by Mike MacDonald, chairman of the Board, Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, co-founder of OPTAVIA and Independent OPTAVIA Coach, members of the executive team and other…

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Medifast Q1 2019

Medifast, the company behind, OPTAVIA, was recently featured on Tamron Hall. Independent OPTAVIA Coach couple Christina and Jorge Gutierrez shared their story with Tamron and her 1.3 million viewers in New York City. The Gutierrez’s started with OPTAVIA in 2018 after a tumultuous year. In November 2017, the couple’s daughter was diagnosed with autism, which naturally triggered a period of marital stress. Coupled…

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In conjunction with its annual meeting, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), announced top honors to the industry’s standout companies at its 2019 DSA Awards gala in Austin, Texas. In addition, the Direct Selling Education Foundation(DSEF) announced three new inductees to its prestigious Circle of Honor. DSA Awards DSA Awards recognize the outstanding programs DSA…

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Stevie® award

Nine direct selling companies were recently selected as 2019 Stevie® award winners by the American Business Awards for outstanding performances in the workplace. 4Life Research, ARIIX, Jeunesse Global, Kannaway, LifeVantage, Medifast/OPTAVIA, MONAT Global, USANA Health Sciences and Vivint Smart Home were among the companies chosen. The winners will be presented with their awards at the 17th…

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Medifast Q3 2019

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. For the fourth quarter of 2018, revenue increased 87.0 percent to $145.8 million from revenue of $78.0 million for the fourth quarter last year. OPTAVIA-branded products represented 72 percent of consumable units sold for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 51…

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Medifast Q3 2019

Medifast/OPTAVIA recently expanded its executive team to support its intended Asia-Pacific expansion, including Hong Kong and Singapore, in 2019. Tony Tyree has been appointed chief marketing officer and Fran Lawler has been appointed chief human resources officer, adding to the company’s leadership team as it prepares for international expansion with its lifestyle brand and Coach community, OPTAVIA®. The appointments follow those of Nicholas Johnson, president…

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