Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
In 2014, Meika Hollender and her father Jeffrey (co-founder of sustainable home goods company, Seventh Generation), joined forces to launch Sustain, the first-ever sustainable condom brand. Now five years from Sustain’s launch date, Hollender is still taking Sustain to new heights.
During the conference’s ‘Probiota Pioneers’ debate, startup founders were told by Michael Bush, executive director at Kerry and founder of business growth consultancy Growthways Partners, that any business in the health and wellness space must ensure it is totally transparent.
Hiding at the back of your HIIT class is like setting an early alarm and then pressing snooze: you know it’s not the point but you do it anyway, week after week. Ultimately, it’s you who loses out. To get the most out of your workout, you need hands-on instruction, and for the capital’s top trainers that means doubling up.
These days it seems that every man and indeed his dog is wearing a fitness tracker. In 2016, there were 325 million of the small gadgets, slipped onto wrists or fingers around the world – and by next year, that figure is projected to hit over 830 million.
Melanie Whelan has a knack for joining hot companies at exactly the right moment. In her first job after college, she worked closely under the CEO of Starwood Hotels while the company was in the process of acquiring Westin and Sheraton and launching the W and St. Regis hotels.
The Coca-Cola Company has expanded its Simply Beverages portfolio with a range of ready-to-drink fruit smoothies. Available in the US, the Simply Smoothie line aims to offer shoppers an easy and convenient way to consume a healthy snack. The range is made with not-from-concentrate juices/purees and natural flavours.
The latest venture from German wellness operator, Lanserhof, is scheduled to open in May at the Arts Club in London. Designed by Dusseldorf-based firm Ingenhoven Architects, the six-storey gym – situated opposite the club on Dover Market Street in Mayfair – will be the first facility of its kind to offer club members an MRI scan as part of its tailored training programme.
Peloton has big plans for 2019-namely, it’s said to be going public. Now, Bloomberg reports that the home fitness company has chosen both Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as the banks to lead its IPO. The report adds that Peloton could end up going public with a valuation of as much as $8 billion.