Welltodo Today: Gymshark To Raise Investment, Why Consumers Prefer Plant-Based, The Future Of Beauty Retail


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

Nick Candy has sweet spot for London gyms chain 1Rebel

Nick Candy is trying to raise his stake in a small chain of gyms in a deal that would lead to a payout for hundreds of investors who backed a crowdfunding campaign.The property mogul has offered to buy a stake of about 8 per cent in 1Rebel, which was established by the son of Mike Balfour, the Fitne

From dog-petting to desk yoga: do ‘wellbeing weeks’ make university less stressful?

At the “doggy de-stress” drop-in on the main campus at King’s College London (KCL), students queue around the block to sit on bean bags cuddling and taking selfies with rescue dogs. The event is one of the most popular of the 90 activities held as part of this year’s “wellbeing week”, and organisers say engagement is up 47% on last year.

The London boutique fitness studios hosting cool retreats next summer

The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends The wellbeing travel sector is expected to hit a whopping $919 billion by 2022, according to the Global Wellness Institute, meaning retreats are likely to be even more on everyone’s radar next year. They offer the perfect opportunity to disconnect from city stresses and reboot your body and mind.

Athleisure company appoints advisers to help raise more than £100m

An athleisure company started by a teenager and his friends has appointed advisers to help raise more than £100million. Gymshark, one of Britain’s fastest growing clothing brands, is hoping to use the money to help it expand in the US and Asia.

Outdoor Voices is opening a new flagship store as it takes on athleisure giants Lululemon and Athleta. Here’s what it looks like inside.

Outdoor Voices is opening its tenth store this week, just in time for Black Friday. On Friday morning, Outdoor Voices will open the doors to its new Manhattan flagship store, located just steps away from competitors like Lululemon and Athleta.

Why Consumers Prefer Plant-Based Instead Of Vegetarian Or Vegan Labels

The labels on food packaging and descriptions on menus can influence a consumer’s preferences. For instance, consumers seem to prefer plant-based items over vegan or vegetarian ones. As more companies start to offer meatless options, they will have to consider how they are labeling their food.

Will AfterBeauty Alter the Way Consumers Shop for Cosmetics? | Stylus

Launched in November 2019, the four-storey townhouse is dedicated to beauty products and services. The retailer is tapping into demand from internet-born Gen Zers who crave ‘in real life’ (IRL) experiences when it comes to beauty. More than three-quarters (76%) of younger consumers say they enjoy shopping in-store ( Retail Buying Study, 2018).


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