Welltodo Today: Plant-Based Food Sales In The Billlions, Digital Fitness Wars, The Cult Of Wellness

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Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.

Bon appétit! Beyond Meat just introduced Beyond Pork as it expands to China

Beyond Meat, meet China. China, meet Beyond Meat. As you say that five times fast, know that this marks the meat-substitute company’s first expansion outside the United States. This morning, Beyond Meat announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in the Jiaxing Economic and Technological Development Zone near Shanghai.

Making Salads Even Greener: Just Salad Is Bringing Zero-Waste Dining Into The Mainstream

When most of us think of salads, we think of healthy meals that use fresh ingredients, like greens and tomatoes. But even healthy meals can have an unhealthy impact on the planet. Global food systems, including restaurants and their food supply chains, account for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Plant-Based Food Sales In US Exceeded $7 Billion In 2020, Finds New Report

Plant-based food sales in the US retail sector grew by 27 percent in 2020, and exceeded $7 billion. The data*, commissioned by the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute (GFI), was published today. It found the plant-based food market grew almost twice as fast as the total US retail food market.

Back To The Future: 3 Ways Entertainment Defines Tech And Wellness

Did the worlds of cinema and sci-fi help Silicon Valley imagine the future, or did the tech giants from the north fuel the rise of Hollywood? One could argue that, in most cases, Hollywood had an advantage, as it painted a picture of the future long before Google, Apple or Microsoft could build it.

Retro Fitness is entering the digital-fitness wars with its own $1,200 stationary bike. Its CEO explains why the move will help the gym chain capitalize on post-pandemic fitness trends.

Retro Fitness’ stationary bike comes with virtual and brick-and-mortar gym subscriptions. The offering caters to members who may opt to alternate at-home and in-gym workouts going forward. “We recognize that the at-home solution is not going to go away,” CEO Andrew Alfano said. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

‘Social media mixed with the pull of religion’: How wellness became a cult

f someone tells you they’re going to change your life, you listen, right? This is the promise made to consumers across the wellness industry: that whatever they’re selling will better you in one way or another, whether it’s a spinning class or a new sex toy.

Rich Paul And Former Nike Executives Form Adopt To Build Sport, Wellness, Nutrition Brands

Three former Nike executives and investor and Klutch Sports founder and CEO Rich Paul have formed a company called Adopt, a minority-owned company aiming to build up brands focused on sport, wellness, nutrition, tech and consumer facing products.

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