Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Starbucks is wading into the fermented-tea waters. The Seattle-based coffee giant has announced its own line of kombucha, offering six flavors under the Evolution Fresh label. The bottled beverages, available at grocery stores and markets, will initially launch in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, and New York City.
Founder and CEO of NYC-based marketing agency Renegade, Drew Neisser explains how brands can take inspiration from two speakers at PSFK’s CX Conference who marshal the potential to improve the world as part of their brand strategy Tracking marketing trends and innovations has been a staple of PSFK since its inception.
The UK launch of the much-hyped Beyond Burger has been delayed until further notice as short supplies left the brand doubting its ability to meet demand. Beyond Meat’s ‘next generation’ of meat alternative burgers had been scheduled to roll out in 350 Tesco stores at the beginning of August.
Xponential Fitness has acquired US-based boutique chain Yoga Six for an undisclosed sum – making it the sixth business in Xponential’s rapidly growing portfolio of fitness brands. Yoga Six currently operates 12 studios in five US cities – San Diego, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Columbus.
You know the type: the corner suite executive who manages to reply to every email within 15 minutes-whether it’s from their office, a SoulCycle studio, or through the hole of a massage table. This sort of wellness-obsessed workaholic is a relatively recent phenomenon-along with Juice Press, Barry’s Bootcamp, and Mndfl meditation studios, it’s a product of the past decade.
When you have the enviable task of keeping up with the latest and greatest fitness trends, there are a lot of “wait, what?” moments. Everyone’s looking for a way to stand out from the rest of the sweaty crowd: In New York you can take classes that combine high-intensity cycling with karaoke, as well as something called the “X-treme Firefighters Workout.”
Built in the mazelike remains of an old mafia hangout on 39 th Street, Mark Fisher Fitness makes a solid case for being the most delightfully bonkers gym in existence. A mannequin adorned with a hot pink tutu and a giant unicorn mask poses by the front desk.