Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
The in-room relaxation offerings are well-suited to the times, one expert said, because they limit contact with others yet provide a wellness experience. Hotels have always been in the business of providing a good night’s rest, but a growing number of brands are adding tools to help guests chill out and get to sleep.
Kellogg’s has introduced a new all-bran cereal with prebiotic fibre, designed to support digestive health. Two flavours are available, Original and Almond & Pumpkin Seeds, both of which reportedly feature natural prebiotic chicory root fibre and wheat bran fibre to nourish ‘good’ bacteria in the gut.
Adidas and Puma have reported a collapse in sales in China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and warned disruption was spreading to other markets. Adidas said its first-quarter sales would be down by as much as €1bn (£870m) in Greater China and about €100m in Japan and South Korea.
Snap Fitness, in partnership with Global Fitness Japan Co., Ltd., will enter the Japanese market by opening 300 locations across the country. Planning is underway for the flagship location in Tokyo, which is expected to open this year. Additional locations will soon follow in Osaka and other regions.
Both spaces feature empathetic interiors and practices that aim to alleviate anxiety in humans and animals alike. Bond Vet’s clinic is furnished with natural materials like scratch-friendly sisal and pet-safe plants, while the room used to conduct euthanasia features dimmable lights, soothing playlists and a menu of herbal teas.
Upmarket grocer Planet Organic has swooped to buy a London chain that was started by the founder of supermarkets firm Iceland, Sir Malcolm Walker. In a move that will nearly double the size of its estate, Planet Organic has agreed to buy As Nature Intended for an undisclosed sum.
Goop has received some harsh criticism since the release of Netflix’s “The Goop Lab.” The six part docu-series explores everything from psychedelic trips, showcasing vulva’s on screen, botox, extreme reiki healing to psychic mediums. The critics have called the show “pseudoscience-y,” “blasphemous,” and “an embarrassment to the medical community.”