Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Tonal Systems Inc., one of several home fitness technology companies that have watched their business grow due to demand during the coronavirus pandemic, has recruited M. Andrea Soria to be its new director of legal. Ashley Hennings, a Tonal spokeswoman, confirmed to Bloomberg Law that Soria is the startup’s first in-house legal chief.
It’s like an underground whisper campaign … women have been taught to keep to themselves about important topics that affect their mental, physical and sexual wellbeing. The products they buy, the questions they have and the advice they receive seem to always be shrouded in secrecy and awkwardness. Thankfully, things are changing.
She wears tailored suits, speaks in no-nonsense Antipodean tones and was formerly an executive for a global publishing company. Meet Jillian Lavender, the go-to meditation teacher for hedge funders, top lawyers and chief executives, who sign up to her classes in London and New York, each paying up to £2,000 for her time.
In one year, the 15% Pledge got 385 Black-owned brands on the shelves of Macy’s, Gap, Sephora, and more
Last summer, after the police killing of George Floyd led to a global movement for racial justice, brands began making promises to support the Black community. Aurora James, founder of the fashion label Brother Vellies, wanted to hold those companies to their word.
Gone are the days when consumers shopped beauty and skincare products for fancy brand names and gorgeous packaging alone. Shoppers today are paying keen attention to what ingredients are in beauty products to ensure they are safe. The clean beauty market has become a fast-growing category and demand is expected to continue to grow.
Beauty & Wellness Briefing: Indie beauty brands still see digital as the future post-pandemic – Glossy
When Glossier announced its $80 million Series E last week, founder and CEO Emily Weiss shared that the digitally-native company was planning to scale its owned retail stores. On deck are new Glossier outposts in Seattle, London and Los Angeles.
Swiss conglomerate Nestlé is set to expand into the cell-cultured meat market, according to inside sources. The food giant is reportedly teaming up with Israeli start-up Future Meat Technologies Ltd. to bring the alternative protein to the masses. Insiders claim Nestlé plans to blend cultivated meat with plant-based ingredients.