Welltodo Today: CBD Startups Keep Getting Investment, CoYo Leverages Gut Health Trend, Wellness & Fashion


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

Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan has a new, and newly funded, CBD startup called Prima

Christopher Gavigan, sitting in a crisp white shirt inside a small TechCrunch conference room, radiates energy, even in a late-day interview just hours before he’s scheduled to fly home from San Francisco to L.A. We’re meeting to talk about Prima, a new startup that Gavigan began develo…

KOBOX plans to thrive in Dublin as it brings ‘nightclub’ studio to new booze-free festival – Independent.ie

It’s the training studio that describes itself as ‘Fight Club meets nightclub’, and has attracted the likes of Cheryl and Ellie Goulding to break a sweat; but now KOBOX founder Shane Collins is bringing his enterprise home Rathcoole-native Shane has turned his relatively new passion for boxing into a business success over the last three years, but the first time the popular workout will be available in Ireland will be at Thrive Festival next month.

How Brands Like Dirty Lemon Engage Consumers With Immersive Sampling

Leading food and beverage brands are focusing their efforts on enabling multisensory popup experiences and physical activations as a way to provide consumers not only with an opportunity to taste products, but also further engage with the brand.

CoYo taps gut health trend with vegan kefir

Dairy-free player CoYo has become the latest to jump on the kefir craze in a bid to capitalise on demand for gut health and vegan options. Its organic coconut milk kefir drinks, set to launch into Ocado, Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic this week, are available in Natural (rsp: £1.99/200ml or £3.50/500ml) and Strawberry (rsp: £2.50/200ml).

Health-conscious men emerge as key demographic for plant-based trend

Nearly one in 10 men say they ate vegan in January, driven primarily by health concerns, a new survey for The Grocer has found. A further 9.3% cut back on meat and dairy during Veganuary, while 4.1% tried to go vegan but failed.

This trendy seltzer brand just opened its own wellness center in NYC

No, it’s not La Croix. Recess, a sparkling water company that infuses its beverage with hemp extract and other adaptogens (an herbal remedy of sorts) to make you feel euphoric, has opened a recreational wellness pop-up at 680 Broadway. It may appear to be just another Insta-friendly shop (the decor screams Spring Breakers but, y’know without the booze and hard drugs).

Here’s one more reason to work at Lululemon

Lululemon is already famous for the flexibility of its yoga pants, and now it’s extending some of that flexibility to employees. The company just announced an inclusive new parental leave policy that is gender neutral and applies equally to maternity, paternity, and adoption.

Pop stars Selena Gomez and Rihanna help revenues at Puma soar

Pop stars Selena Gomez and Rihanna helped revenues at sportswear firm Puma soar in 2018. Sales jumped 12.4 per cent to £4.1 billion last year as younger shoppers snapped up crop-tops, leggings and chunky trainers. Partnerships with celebrities such as Gomez helped Puma grow faster than larger rivals Adidas and Nike.

NYFW briefing: Wellness is everywhere – Glossy

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