Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
As covered in Veganism’s Post-Pandemic Future, sales of plant-based meats have risen during the coronavirus outbreak. As such, US plant-based burger company Impossible Foods has seen a spike in demand for its alt-meat products, prompting the company to secure $500million to boost the business’s manufacturing capacity.
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The straitened circumstances have prompted new ideas across plant-based Britain Supermarket shelf-clearing. All-day snacking. Comfort-eating. Perhaps even the death of the office-worker’s hurried lunchtime sandwich. Lockdown has altered our eating habits more abruptly than anything in living memory, and its cascade of effects includes vegetarianism and veganism.
Functional foods and beverages, like kombucha and protein bars, touting health benefits are not new – but brands selling them have been drawing an increasingly direct line between inner wellness and outer beauty. The functional foods category is projected to reach $276 billion in global sales by 2025, according to Grand View Research.
The wellness industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors in travel. In the long-term, however, it will be wellness breaks which will be likely to be in high demand – with many of us looking for places that offer respite for the soul and some much-needed holistic expertise.
Like many millennials, lockdown has forced Ben Francis to change his diet: he is no longer able to eat Nando’s. “It is probably my biggest monthly expense,” he admits. “The money I’m saving now I can’t go to Nando’s is frightening.”
As city-wide lockdowns and social distancing measures continue, companies are panicking to inform customers that a shred of normalcy is on the horizon. One such brand is SoulCycle, which sent out an email Wednesday afternoon reassuring customers that the new “Soul Standard” will make it as safe as possible for them to attend a sweaty cycling class in an enclosed space during a pandemic.