Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
As the CBD industry booms – and it’s safe to say CBD products have in recent years, with the UK market valued at £300 million in 2019 by the Centre For Medicinal Cannabis – so does our perception of it as a product.
Thailand’s Montara Hospitality Group (MHG) has unveiled plans to develop a comprehensive health and wellness residential community in Phuket, Thailand, slated to be completed in 2022. MHG is investing more than 6,600 million baht (US$220 million) in the development of Tri Vananda, which the company envisions to become “Asia’s largest and most comprehensive wellness residential community”.
Apple is reportedly planning a fitness app for release across iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Apple TV. People could use the app, which is code-named Seymour according to a MacRumors report Monday, to download fitness videos that guide them through workouts and activities, and to track their progress.
Oumph has announced plans to launch two new plant-based products, The Oumph Banger and Oumph Smoky Bits, into Swedish supermarkets from 16 March. The Oumph Banger is made from soya beans with an algae casing. It reportedly has a smokiness which means that it works well as a hotdog, or in pasta dishes and stews.
With virtual reality headsets, some clients are now being not just pampered in place but “transported.” The new Kohler Waters Spa in Chicago is on a bustling street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. But once inside, clients can find themselves a spot on a private beach, along a quiet mountainside or even inside a dark, comforting cave.