Q3 web sales increase 22% for Weight Watchers

The number of online subscribers increases, too.

Kevin Woodward

Online sales were strong in the third quarter for diet products retailer Weight Watchers International Inc.

For the three months ending Sept. 29, Weight Watchers, No. 61 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, reported:

Online sales accounted for 28.8% of total sales in the quarter, compared with 23.8% in the third quarter of 2011.

“Our Q3 2012 financial results were somewhat better than our expectations, with continued strength of our WeightWatchers.com business being offset in part by pressure on our North American and U.K. meetings business,” says David Kirchoff, president and CEO.

For the first nine months, Weight Watchers reported:

Web sales represented 27.6% of total sales in the nine months of the year, compared with 21.4% in 2011.


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