Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
If you’re a ( UnitedHealth member who likes to work out, you’re in luck. The insurance giant just announced a new benefit for members: a free Peloton NASDAQ:PTON) digital subscription. The news is a win not only for UnitedHealth members but also for Peloton as it further entrenches its leadership in digital fitness and pulls in a whole new prospective customer base.
Paltrow’s Goop was the “it girl” of celebrity brands and valued at $400 million a few years ago. But the company has had an exec exodus, with at least 140 employees leaving since September 2019. Some former Goop employees said they felt underpaid and burned out. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they’re hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets. Beyond Meat said Monday that its new tenders, made from fava beans, will go on sale in U.S. groceries in October.
Pullman Hotels and Les Mills launch new boutique offering driven by team of global fitness ambassadors
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman Hotels & Resorts. The new Pullman Fitness Squad will be driven by a group of fitness ambassadors from around the world, who have been specially chosen to lead this new Pullman wellbeing and fitness initiative.
WHOOP CEO On Digital Fitness Competition: ‘Just Because A Big Company Enters The Space Doesn’t Mean They’ll Be Successful’
In the digital fitness space, WHOOP can appear to be a “David” in a world of “Goliaths.” Google completed its acquisition of Fitbit earlier this year. The company has since reorganized its health division and beefed up staff at Fitbit. Apple has also expanded its presence in digital fitness and showed off a new Apple Watch earlier this month.
During the early months of the pandemic, toilet paper was such in high demand that it became known as ” white gold”. In the US, premium pillow-soft brands were so coveted that some consumers were willing to shell out $10 a roll.