Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
When you’re a professional beach volleyball player, you spend extended periods of time in the blazing heat with video cameras pointed at you-all while wearing not much more than your underwear. Take it from 28-year-old Heather Bansley, who is heading to Rio as a member of Canada’s women’s volleyball contingent.
Family planning apps have become more popular lately, but as these apps receive more attention, some of them are facing serious criticism. A Consumer Reports investigation has accused Glow of containing several security flaws.
A Nike-inspired philanthropy just debuted its own Nike-like slogan. “Do you know that you can fly? That you can change the world?” That’s the opening message in Invisible Barriers, a short animated film from Girl Effect, an independent group that was originally started by the Nike Foundation, which creates culture brands to push messages of female empowerment and equality in developing countries.
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “E-Commerce Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Whole Foods announced in a July 27 conference call with investors that it may be looking to invest in a meal-kit service, reported Quartz.
Have we hit peak activewear? There are several signs that the brands that have been long-hailed has invincible to the challenges in the retail sphere may be headed for trouble. Nike, a $32.4 billion behemoth, faced what Morgan Stanley called “headwinds [that] are strengthening” its most recent quarter.
Rebel Wilson lost eight pounds. This is the legend at a certain luxury boot camp in Malibu, California, where celebrities and the wealthy drop in for long weekends of brutal exercise and just enough food deprivation to feel ecstatically light-headed. The program, which involves hours-long, vomit-inducing hikes and vegan, gluten-free food, promises “sustainable results” in four days.
Nike has officially unveiled a new mobile app that the world’s largest athletic gear maker says will help the brand resonate more in the mobile world.