Welltodo: The Athleisure Bubble, Starbucks’ Recyclable Cups, Why Nike Is Banking On The Olympics

Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.

Starbucks trials recyclable cups in move to tackle landfill waste

Starbucks will trial a fully recyclable coffee cup in its UK shops, which could eventually divert huge numbers of cups away from landfill. The cup, invented by the entrepreneur and engineer Martin Myerscough, aims to reduce the environmental impact of the 2.5 billion paper coffee cups used in the UK each year.

Lululemon CEO talks candidly about looming athleisure bubble and Chip Wilson

Xaume Olleros | Bloomberg | Getty Images Indeed, analysts commended the retailer’s gross margin improvement during the first quarter, even though this metric still contracted during the period. Margins were helped by improvements to its supply chain – including cutting back on its use of air freight.

Nike Is Banking on the Olympics After Its Worst Sales Performance in Six Years

Nike expects sales growth to recover in North America after a weak March-May quarter, helped by the upcoming Olympics, an expansion of its basketball business and clearing excess stock, brand chief Trevor Edwards told Reuters.

Home cooking ‘less healthy’ than infant ready meals

“The majority of commercial meals met energy recommendations and can provide a convenient alternative which includes a greater vegetable variety per meal,” said lead author Sharon Carstairs of the Health Services Research Unit at Aberdeen.

How Adidas Is Changing the Way We Think About Running Shoes

Don’t call it a comeback. Running shoes have been a mainstay on sneaker shelves for decades, and these days, they’ve reemerged as a street staple. In the United States, running sneakers have replaced basketball shoes and trainers as essentials for the stylish set.