Welltodo Today: European Fresh-Food IPOs, Chinese Consumers Are Exercising More, 1Rebel Raises £6.6m


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

Here’s how the real estate market is *finally* catching on to the wellness boom

Even if you live in a city packed full of every kind of pollution (looking at you, city lights), by choosing some gorgeous greenery, Kondo’ing your closet, and sprawling out in your cozy space while wearing chic loungewear, you can transform any old space into a sanctuary.

Urban Chinese consumers are exercising more ‘to induce happy feelings’

By – New Mintel research has revealed that most urban Chinese consumers are habitually exercising, though not always just to stay physically healthy. The vast majority of urban Chinese consumers have embraced a fitness routine, though getting physically healthy isn’t necessarily their biggest motivator.

This London-based fitness brand has raised £6.6m

London-based boutique gym group 1Rebel has raised £6.6m to fund further growth of its high-intensity workout brand. The business, which provides training sessions in a nightclub-inspired environment, already has two sites in the City of London. Now founders James Balfour and Giles Dean plan to expand across the capital, with three sites due to open in the first three months of 2018.


European Fresh-Food IPOs Highlight Demand for Healthy Eating

Meal-kit maker HelloFresh, wholesaler Bakkavor going public Moves come despite Blue Apron’s flop, as consumer trend grows Two European companies in the burgeoning business of fresh food are planning initial public offerings, underlining consumers’ quest for healthier diets as demand for packaged and processed foods wanes.

An ambitious Chinese startup wants to know everything about your body

Yann Kebbi “This smart mirror isn’t very smart,” says Jun Wang, standing in front of a full-length mirror wearing designer jeans ripped at the knees. “It’s just a camera and a mirror,” he says, looking mildly distressed-or as distressed as possible for a man whose face is perpetually unperturbed.

Investors Didn’t Take Her Seriously. Then She Built Outdoor Voices, Activewear’s Next Big Thing.

In 2015, Tyler Haney showed up at the Crosby Street Hotel for one of the biggest pitches of her life. She was meeting David Fialkow, of General Catalyst, to add him to a Series A funding round for her startup clothing brand, Outdoor Voices.

As Millennials Demand More Meaning, Older Brands Are Not Aging Well

Serving an older population is a great thing, so long as that’s what a company intends to do-like AARP serving those 55 and older. But some major mass-market brands mean much less to younger generations than to older generations-creating significant risk for the longevity of those companies.


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