Welltodo Today: Sales Of Organic F&B Soar, Ripple Foods Lands $65M Investment, Weight Watchers’ Latest Controversy

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

What happens when a fitness instructor can no longer teach

If you were asked to describe yourself, what would you say? Would you define yourself by your career? The city you live in? Whether you’re married or have kids? Imagine the very things you define yourself by being taken away from you unexpectedly. That’s exactly what happened to fitness instructor Kingsley Delacato.

How can food makers deliver personalisation to the masses?

Consumers are increasingly expecting a more sophisticated approach to personalisation in food. The consumer as critic and creator wants to shape the products and services they buy. A chief driver supporting this trend, particularly among younger demographics, is digitalisation and home tech.

A women-only island is opening off the coast of Finland

Skip to Content If you’re a girl’s girl or simply want to fully surround yourself with female energy, an island off the coast of Finland is turning into an all-female wellness retreat. SuperShe Island is under construction at the moment, with plans that it will be a wellness destination that will, for the time being, be available for women only.

Ripple Foods Lands $65M Investment – BevNET.com

Plant-based food and beverage brand Ripple Foods has received a new $65 million investment, the company’s largest fundraise to date. The Series C investment round was led by Euclidean Capital, with Goldman Sachs and Fall Line Capital joining existing investors Khosla Ventures, GV, and S2G Ventures also participating.

Sales of organic food & drink hit record highs

Organic sales hit an all-time high of £2.2bn in 2017, though supermarkets continued to miss out as £1 in every £7 spent on organic went to independent retailers.

Weight Watchers shares rocket higher on plan to rebrand, target $2 billion in sales by 2020

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Weight Watchers will offer teens ages 13 to 17 free memberships this summer as part of its plan to help 10 million people adopt healthy habits and grow its revenue to more than $2 billion by 2020. Weight Watchers reported $1.16 billion in revenue at the end of 2016.

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