Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
When the storefront across the street from the San Francisco office of Hint, Inc. became available for rent, founder and CEO Kara Goldin saw an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. Now bearing the brand’s logo, the 1,500-square-foot space marks a new stage in Hint’s growth.
Entrepreneurs Shamir Sidhu and Daniel Marin are aiming to build the UK’s dominant yoga chain with their “no fuss” budget brand, MoreYoga. “We aim to be the dominant chain,” Sidhu said. “By 2022 we visualise having 100 sites in London and have growth in regional cities.”
Pink has been the Insta colour du jour for yonks, which is probably why we thought it best to let you know that some ultra pretty fuschia waterfalls are coming to London. Say ‘hello’ to the Wellbeing Playground, a gorgeous millennial pink hangout masterminded by multi-sensory sorcerers Bompas & Parr.
Monthly Barometer Paul Polman (Unilever’s CEO) recently confessed: “Our biggest threat is that we lose connection with millennials.” Emmanuel Faber (Danone’s CEO) echoes Polman’s concerns: “Millennials want committed brands with authentic products. Natural, simpler, and if possible small, as small as you can.”
Fabletics, the privately-held athleisure retailer owned by ShoeDazzle and JustFab parent company TechStyle Fashion Group, currently operates 25 stores in the U.S. and recently announced plans to open 75 new stores across the U.S. and internationally, bringing its total to 100.
While plant-based meat alternatives are an increasingly hot product area, another growing food focus for governments and start-ups alike is healthier carbohydrates. Seen as a solution to address issues such as malnutrition and diabetes, such products include fortified rice and sugars that keep the consumer feeling fuller longer.
Born Nouli Born Nouli focuses on creating bold-print leggings that combine performance with playful prints and sophisticated styles. Its high-performance fabrics are breathable and sweat resistant, and feature compression technology and four-way stretch. Designs come in leopard, camouflage and palm prints in subtle midnight navy hues.
No, and that’s partly because it’s still the second biggest polluter on the planet. We live in a time when 90% of garments are thrown out prematurely (85% of which usually end up in landfill). But it’s also a time when things are beginning to change for the better.
The Detox Market, a retailer dedicated to non-toxic and natural beauty, unveiled a micro-store concept on Sunday. Essentially the size of a celebrity walk-in closet, the new hubs feature a host of both well-known names and emerging brands in the skincare and cosmetics categories.