Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
In its first institutional funding round, Oh My Green has raised $20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures, Backed VC, ZhenFund, Talis Capital and the Stanford StartX Fund to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S.
For over 20 years, Lululemon Athletica ( LULU) has been a fixture in the yoga clothing industry. The company’s founder and former CEO Chip Wilson spoke about his vision for the company while appearing on “The Final Round.” “I’ve really been trying to move Lululemon into, believe it or not, rugby or hockey,” Wilson said.
What if you didn’t have to guess when food or leftovers go bad? What if, like the way you depend on Siri to cook and tell time, your Rubbermaid could essentially solve the puzzle for you? Silo, a new countertop tech company, just revealed an innovative vacuum-sealing container system that does the work for you.
With consumers showing increased concern about the environmental dangers of plastics, brands have come up with some inventive new takes on netting, ready meal film and six-pack rings. But it’s not only concern for sealife that’s driving innovation in the packaging sector – taste, convenience and consumer preferences are proving influential factors, too.
If the wellness industry were a pyramid, clean eating would be at its foundation. Stacked on top of that would be activities like yoga and meditation, and on top of that nutritional accouterments like fish oil supplements, adaptogens, and a whole bunch of collagen.
Increasingly, travelers are selecting vacation destinations that not only provide opportunities to enhance their health and emotional well-being but that also offer a “sense of place.” According to a recent research report by the Global Wellness Institute, expenditures for wellness tourism (travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal wellbeing) grew from $563.2 billion in 2015 to $639.4 billion in 2017.
Vegan food is the UK’s fastest growing culinary trend of 2018, says supermarket Tesco. The retail giant announced this week that it was doubling its plant-based Wicked Kitchen range in a bid to meet growing demand.