Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
adidas Originals Streetballs | Source: Courtesy By Sarah Kent October 16, 2019 05:20 LONDON, United Kingdom – Adidas AG wants your old socks. The sportswear giant is rolling out a new scheme to clean up customers’ old or unwanted garments in return for Adidas vouchers.
The $4.2 trillion wellness industry isn’t exactly new. It’s a practice that has been ingrained into our culture and world at-large for ages, but recently the conscious economy has experienced a democratized, ritualistic renaissance with mindfulness, astrology, plant medicine and more moving mainstream – with the more “woo” side wellness bolstering in demand.
When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes with success today.” In practice, that has meant creating a business that sells mi…
Exclusive: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon-and why it’s not too late to save the planet
“You want the truth? It’s hopeless. It’s completely hopeless.” That’s what Patagonia founder and chairman Yvon Chouinard told the L.A. Times about the plight of the earth amid climate change. In 1994. Regardless, Chouinard and his company have spent decades-and millions of dollars-fighting for environmental causes around the world while investing in more sustainable business practices.
It’s fall here in New York, and I am a self-appointed cozy queen, going straight into hibernation mode as soon as the temperature drops. As fun as fall activities sound, I’m very picky-it’s rare I voluntarily leave the comfort of my own cozy blankets.
The Foundry plans to expand its inclusive boutique fitness concept outside of London | Leisure Opportunities news
boutique fitness operator The Foundry, which offers free and subsidised classes for those on state benefits, is preparing to expand its presence beyond its current base in London. Founded by Ben Gotting and Dave Thomas in 2015, the company offers group exercise classes and semi-private personal training.
The “wellness economy” was valued at more than $4 trillion in 2018, according to figures from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). That’s roughly the combined GDP of the United Kingdom and Canada. The development of an immense, international wellness market may reflect consumers’ changing relationships with their health care.
Tyson, Smithfield, Perdue and Hormel have all rolled out meat alternatives, filling supermarket shelves with an array of plant-based burgers, meatballs and chicken nuggets. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, have dominated the relatively new market for vegetarian food that looks and tastes like meat.