Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
At Adidas’s North American headquarters, less than 5% of the employees are black, according to internal company figures revealed in a New York Times report (paywall). In real numbers, that equates to fewer than 75 people out of nearly 1,700 employees at the company’s Portland, Oregon campus.
Weaving through the wellness vendor booths and Food Hall purveyors at the latest In Goop Health Summit, I felt how I imagine non-dietarily restricted foodies must feel wandering through Aspen Food & Wine: overwhelmed by a decadent feast as far as the eye can see.
On Thursday, the brand is rolling out new technology to all nine of its retail locations, after running a pilot program in SoHo location over the last four weeks and spending six months preparing all stores for the technology.
On the face of it, the alcohol industry is doing just fine at the moment. Craft beer breweries are ten a penny; Britain’s vineyards attract plenty of financial backing; and on any given weekend night you’re likely to encounter small armies of merry drinkers in towns and cities up and down the country.
Best Buy is getting into the fitness industry. The big-box electronics retailer announced Tuesday its plans to open a “dedicated fitness space,” selling spin bikes and connected treadmills, in more than 100 stores by the end of the year.
London-headquartered Sweaty Betty is limbering up to expand in Asia, the upmarket fitness clothing chain’s new boss said on Tuesday. Julia Straus, who has this month been promoted from managing director to chief executive, outlined expansion plans as she revealed the retailer sold one pair of its £75-£95 bum-sculpting leggings every minute in the first quarter of this year.
If you were hoping to get your hands on KFC’s new vegan burger this week, you might have to look elsewhere to get your plant-based fix. Following the launch of “The Imposter” burger on Monday, the fast food chain has announced that it officially sold out of the food option in just four days.