Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is now one of the 500 richest people in the world. His fortune hit $3.9 billion thanks to a 15% surge in shares of the company. He stepped down from the board in 2015, but still owns a 13% stake in the activewear brand.
The Goop business model is one that thrives on wellness buzzwords like ” rose quartz,” and ” crystal-infused”-words that recently landed the Gwyneth Paltrow-owned wellness brand in hot water.
From cabinetry that houses living produce to virtual sous chefs who know what you have in the fridge better than you do, architects and experts from Google and Samsung discuss the design upgrades you could see in home kitchens in the not-so-distant future.
PepsiCo has announced that it will introduce its Nutrition Greenhouse start-up accelerator programme in the US, following the success of the scheme in Europe. The programme aims to find and support ten emerging brands in the food and beverage sector who have developed particularly innovative nutritious, natural and sustainable product concepts which could help to transform the industry.
Thinx, the period underwear company, has done some growing up over the last year. Talk to Maria Molland, who was installed as CEO last summer, and she’ll tell you the less-than-ideal circumstances she inherited are well behind Thinx. “This is the story of a very interesting product-and a great brand and team-that went through a little bump in the road,” Molland says.
Mindful menstruation, sound-bathing and meditation raves: these are the biggest wellness trends for autumn
Holotropic breathingGETTYDeveloped in the 1970s to replicate the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs, this intense style of breathwork is the easiest route to a natural high. By energetically inhaling and exhaling for equal lengths of time at increasing speeds, people are said to reach healing
Trends are one of the quintessential truths of mankind, and one of the core truths of capitalism. Trends influence how we think, what we want to believe or not believe, how we act and how we react.
Hydration powder mix brand Liquid IV has closed a $5 million Series B funding round as it aims to boost distribution and product innovation. The funding included investment from CircleUp Growth Partners, TQ Ventures, music producer Kygo, and Washington Nationals baseball player Adam Eaton.