Welltodo Today: E-Commerce Grocery Market Expands, The Rise Of Foodie-Fitness Trends, The Cult Of Zumba

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

Healthy Food & Nutrition Business Press London Quickly Nears £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube | Crowdfund Insider

Press, a UK-based health food and nutrition business specializing in Cold-Pressed juices, snacks, smoothies, soups, and supplements, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £1 million as it prepares for expansion.

5 things coming to the wellness world in 2018, according to Whole Foods, Target, and more

Stakes were high at the FounderMade Consumer Discovery Show in New York City on November 17 and 18: For a fledgling wellness brand, catching the attention of the right person-a buyer at Whole Foods, a top investor, or maybe even an editor at Well+Good (wink wink)-could set you on the path to becoming the next RXBar, Bulletproof, or Birchbox.

How will brands cater to the rise of foodie-fitness trends?

By name and by nature, food is a cornerstone of our culture. Team lunch is more than a daily occurrence to refuel. It’s pleasure and nourishment, it’s about sharing, experimentation and most importantly, taking a break from our desks to feed the body and mind. And we’re not alone in our respect of food.

Anytime Fitness in Bangkok

24-hour US gym chain hails healthy trend The first Anytime Fitness is opened in Bangkok at Kian Nguan building on Wireless Road. Anytime Fitness, the US-based 24-hour health and fitness club, debuted its fitness club in Bangkok last Saturday at Kian Nguan building on Wireless Road to cash in on continued interest in health.

I spent a week with 8,000 worshippers of the fake, fantastical cult of zumba

Orlando, Florida If going to church called for sweatbands instead of prayer books, salsa music in the place of scripture, and a near-insane amount of neon, it might look something like this. Eight thousand men and women uniformly clad in blinding spandex have squeezed into a warehouse-like basement space in Orlando, seemingly drawing from supernatural…

The Co-Founder of SoulCycle Joins Another Hot New York Startup

Julie Rice, the co-founder and former co-CEO of the boutique fitness business SoulCycle, wasn’t prepared for the difficulty of exiting the company she started. “It’s like losing a limb,” Rice tells Inc. She and her co-founder, Elizabeth Cutler, sold SoulCycle to the gym conglomerate Equinox in 2011, and stepped down in 2016–reportedly pocketing $90 million each.

Global e-commerce grocery market grows by 30% in a year – FoodBev Media

Global sales of groceries through e-commerce platforms grew by 30% in the 12 months to March 2017, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel. In terms of absolute value growth, the top six contributors are all leading power economies.

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Fitness First Australia has become the first operator in the world to introduce cardio equipment to its gym floor that pairs wirelessly with Apple Gymkit technology. Members with an Apple Watch will be able to pair it with TechnoGym treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes and stair steppers.

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