Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
The fitness industry has become a force to be reckoned with. But then so have our schedules. With the explosion of boutique studios, there’s a class for just about everything these days. But if you haven’t got the time to get there due to commitments, then it can quickly become a losing battle.
Patients of the traditional U.S. primary care model are no strangers to systemic problems and experiential pain points. Forward, as the name would imply, is aiming to invent a new future for primary care, taking inspiration from a DTC climate that favors personalization and empowerment of a wellness-obsessed public.
On Thursday, June 27, Equinox Fitness opened its 100th fitness club in the brand’s hometown of New York City at 32 Hudson Yards. The brand says that this centennial club is the truest realization of its ‘holistic lifestyle promise’, with ‘with ample opportunity across the Equinox at Hudson Yards footprint for training, working, regenerating, socializing, community building, eating and more,’ according to a press release announcing this milestone opening.
Mars has signed an agreement to acquire a significant majority stake in German functional food and beverage company Foodspring. On completion of the transaction, Foodspring will remain a standalone business led by its founders within Mars Edge, a segment of Mars. The business will continue to operate out of its headquarters in Germany.
A new wave of holistic journeys is fueling the rise of healthy travel. When the wellness-retreat trend cemented places like Bali, Tulum, and Goa as destinations for nine-to-fivers desperate for a reset, stylish travelers went searching for the next sunny spot. Forest bathing in Tuscany while pairing healthful produce with quality wine?
Beyond Meat shares slid on news that competitor The Meatless Farm secured a deal to sell its burgers at Whole Foods in the US. The Meatless Farm, which is a British company, now sells its burgers in four countries outside of the UK.
Collagen is the breakout star of the $31 billion U.S. supplement industry. The broken-down amino acids of cattle-pulverized into a chalky white, fluffy powder-are beloved by athletes and beauty bloggers for their supposed skin-boosting and joint health benefits. The ingredient spawned a host of new food and beverage startups touting snack bars, gummy candy, and coffee creamers.