Welltodo Today: Building A Billion-Pound Fitness Brand, Rihanna Eyes Activewear, Function Of Beauty Enters Target


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

ukactive keeps the heat on government over group exercise ban, as more regions enter Tier 3

Industry body ukactive has intensified its challenge to overturn the government’s decision to ban group exercise in tier 3 areas in England after more regions, including London, entered the highest level of restrictions. Ukactive CEO Huw Edwards said the physical activity industry understood the difficult decisions faced by the government as COVID-19 rates increase – but is questioning the rationale for the ban on indoor group exercise.

Lululemon CEO expects digital growth momentum to continue post pandemic

Lululemon Athletica CEO Calvin McDonald in an appearance on CNBC Tuesday said he does not expect the company’s sales momentum to slow down with the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines “We don’t see any dramatic impact in the reduction of the momentum in the business …

Rihanna Courts Investors for Potential Savage X Fenty Activewear Collection

Sources confirmed to WWD the multihyphenate entrepreneur is working with But it seems would-be investors are being invited to the Goldman Sachs, knocking on doors to raise money to expand her Savage X Rihanna party, not necessarily behind the velvet rope. Fenty empire into activewear.

How Ben Francis built the billion-pound fitness brand Gymshark

Let’s start with some numbers: Ben Francis is 28 years old, 13st and 6ft tall, his body contoured by valleys and ridges of firm, lean muscle. Five days a week he will spend at least sixty minutes doing intense workouts – squats, curls, bench presses and deadlift reps of twice his body weight, which is not bad at all.

Function of Beauty enters Target in first retail expansion

Customized hair-care brand Function of Beauty expanded to Target on Sunday, Dec. 13, kicking off a major retail development for the 4-year-old startup. Its first permanent foray into brick-and-mortar, Function of Beauty has a one-year exclusive deal with Target to offer its shampoo and conditioner products in-store and on Target.com.

Chobani Unveils Yogurt, Oat Milk Innovations in Wave of Product Launches – BevNET.com

Building out their stake in rising consumer trends like gut health and plant-based diets, Chobani this month is releasing a broad slate of new products, including the Chobani Probiotics line of yogurts and drinks, and flavor extensions to its existing oat milk and creamers portfolio.


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