Welltodo Today: Athleta Expands Footprint, Will Leon Remain Ethical?, The Outdoor Exercise Market

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

Athleta CEO on expanding to Canada and company’s goal to double athleisure sales

Mary Beth Laughton, Athleta CEO, joins CNBC’s Courtney Reagan on ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss the company’s expansion into Canada, what makes the Canadian consumer different, the choice to focus on clothes for females and more.

Leon restaurants founder hopes Issa brothers continue ethical stance

John Vincent, the London entrepreneur behind the Leon chain of healthy fast food restaurants, today told of his “sadness” at having to sell the business following the Covid crisis but said he hoped its new owners would continue his ethical approach.

New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market | Leisure Opportunities news

Outdoor workouts have become increasingly popular over the past year, as pandemic lockdowns – and subsequent gym closures – have made people explore their environments for exercise. Now a new fitness franchise is looking to tap into this emerging outdoor exercise market in the UK.

When Punching A Bag Kicks Your Butt: Testing Fight Camp’s Smart Boxing Fitness System

Fight Camp’s punch trackers fit in a little pouch by your wrist and track your hand’s motion in three-dimensional space, a thousand times per second, the company says. The result is that you can track how many punches you throw, what kinds, what speed, and the amount of power behind them.

Beauty retailers dip a toe into sustainability, but fall short of sweeping change – Glossy

This story is part of Glossy’s Earth Week series, which spotlights sustainability efforts and topics across the beauty and fashion industries. You can read some of our other coverage here and here. When it comes to sustainability, retailers are trying to move into the spotlight.

Oatly’s losses grow as the oat milk brand eyes global domination

Oatly wants to become the go-to alternative to dairy all around the world. In order to do so, the oat milk brand just filed to go public in the U.S. Oatly’s rise has been rapid – a Swedish company, Oatly Group AB only started selling its products in the U.S.

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