Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Today Steven A. Cahillane steps up as CEO of Kellogg, the global cereal and snack company, as previous CEO John A. Bryant steps aside. This appointment telegraphs Kellogg’s commitment to evolve from junk food to health food thanks to Cahillane’s bona fides in the health and wellness market as he comes from Nature’s Bounty, a well-regarded global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products.
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Consumers are looking for convenience, quick service and venues to share their stories. Last year, Adidas gave them just that, teaming up with mobile retail platform NewStore to launch the Glitch app (think an invite-only community for football shoes and skins, same-day delivery and one-touch payment).
There’s a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they’re not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and a wireless connection. Even a self-powered patch has its limits. That’s where Harvard and MIT think they can help: they’ve developed smart tattoos that effectively place health sensors in your skin, no power or wireless link required.
This morning the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize were announced, and a team of three American scientists was singled out-but not for cloning some sort of animal (that was so 2012) or making peanut-butter cups that are as healthy as kale (still waiting on that one).
The Foster-designed Bloomberg headquarters in London has set a world record BREEAM sustainability rating for an office building at design-stage. Opening later this month, the building delivered by contractor Sir Robert McAlpine achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating against the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5% score.
Anglo-Dutch food and personal-care products company Unilever PLC (ULVR.LN) on Monday announced its third acquisition in less than a month with the purchase of Brazilian natural and organic food business Mae Terra for an undisclosed sum.