Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Londoners’ “unstoppable” march towards healthy eating has helped upmarket grocer Planet Organic’s sales to surge, showing why it could be tasty to investors. The retailer, which last year hired corporate finance firm Spayne Lindsay to advise on a potential £50 million sale, notched up 9% revenue growth to £30.7 million in the year to August.
Delivering its first quarter results this week, Unilever noted this is the first full reporting period that has seen its recently formed food and refreshment unit up and running. So, how did the new business unit fair? Food and refreshment sales increased by 2.3% in the three-month period, in line with the growth rate seen in the preceding quarter.
Actor Kate Hudson is not only a success in Hollywood, she’s now a trailblazer in business too. Having co-founded Fabletics in 2013, Hudson’s athleisure brand is already a sporting phenomenon with more than 1.2 million people having signed up to its business model worldwide.
The Joe Wicks Café, created by The Body Coach, will be at the heart of the activation taking place over May and June. The café will serve up “delicious, healthy dishes in a bespoke restaurant outlet for the first time”.
Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building (the 2,717-foot ), one of the world’s most expensive spa treatments (the $6,800 24-carat gold facial at the ‘s Talise Ottoman Spa), and one of world’s priciest cocktails (the $4,000-plus “Birth of an Icon” at the ‘s Sky View Bar).
Clean beauty is becoming increasingly easier to access, thanks in part to Follain, the expertly curated beauty marketplace that launched in 2013. After the company shifted to become a digital-first brand last year, its products became widely available, and its growth has since skyrocketed 200 percent, according to a brand rep.
Real estate investors know that healthy buildings are a good thing, but an increasing amount of evidence is emerging to show that they are also good business. While it remains hard for investors to see the benefits of a healthy building in their bottom line, there are more tools than ever before which allow occupiers to quantify the benefits of wellness for productivity.