Welltodo Today: Amazon Pharmacy, Beyond Meat’s New Burger, The Pitch Deck That Won $12M

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The game-changing investment, acquisition and funding news impacting the industry and driving the business of wellness this week.

Watch out CVS and Walgreens: Amazon Pharmacy is here

Amazon has officially launched Amazon Pharmacy, and with it, its hopes of dethroning CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart as the place where most Americans get their prescription drugs. As CNBC reports, Amazon Pharmacy grew out of Amazon’s acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack in 2018. Amazon’s launch of its own-branded online pharmacy couldn’t come at a better time.

The Death of the $15 Salad

How pizza won the pandemic-and Sweetgreen got left behind

We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck buzzy health tech startup Levels used to raise $12 million from a16z

US healthtech startup Levels has raised $12 million in seed funding led by Silicon Valley fund a16z. Levels provides wearable tech which provides real-time feedback about how your diet affects your health and could help improve metabolic function.

This Hotel Brand Wants To Help You Lose The ‘Covid-15’

Throughout 2020, hotel companies have made drastic changes to their business to keep up with the ever-changing protocols and consumer demand due to Covid-19. EVEN Hotels, however, has stayed true to its core message of balanced, healthy living. The growing brand from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) sees that message as more important now than ever.

DTC beauty startups cater to more than the white millennial

As calls for greater inclusivity in beauty have been amplified in 2020, brands and VCs in the DTC startup world are paying more attention to underserved customers. On November 17, fashion influencer Freddie Harrel will be launching RadSwan, a DTC conscious hair extension brand “with and for the Global African Diaspora,” according to the brand’s tagline.

Beyond Meat’s new burger is way healthier. But how will it taste?

Ask any expert how to make a classic American hamburger, and the secret is the meat: 80/20 beef is the gold standard for gastropubs and backyard BBQs, meaning that 80% of the mix is lean protein, and 20% is luscious, flavor-delivering fat.

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