Welltodo Today: Sweaty Betty’s Sales Soar, SoulCycle’s Expansion Into Fashion, The £300m Hemp Wellness Market


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

Growth heats up at Sweaty Betty

Online sales grew to more than 40% of total sales, following on-going investment in its ecommerce and systems infrastructure. Sweaty Betty also launched its wholesale business in the US, as part of which saw the retailer open 25 shop-in-shops in Nordstrom stores and online.

The death of hockey and the rise of raving yoga: here’s how to keep kids fit today

Here are the extreme ends schools are going to to keep kids active. For a nation that this summer won the cricket world cup, bronze in the netball world cup and six medals at the world rowing championships, we still have some of the most inactive and overweight children in the world.

Distribution Roundup: JUST Water Goes Chainwide in Target – BevNET.com

JUST Water Goes Chainwide in Target; Daytrip Expands in New York and New Jersey; Bimble Partners with Gotham Brands; Olipop Launches Ecommerce; Hoist Adds New Retailers, Tests Launches in Hy-Vee and Target; SOS Hydration Goes Chainwide in CVS; Hellowater Adds Target; Brio! Adds Whole Foods

Women are taking their sexual pleasure into their own hands – and retailers are paying attention

Historically, the topic of desire in women has been taboo but we are seeing signs that female sexual liberation is on the up. Recently, the BBC aired its “messiest new podcast”, Unexpected Fluids, on Radio 1, exploring “eye-wateringly honest” accounts of real-life sex (stories of when sex gets “sloppy, goes floppy and a little bit wrong”).

Inside SoulCycle’s expansion to be a fashion brand – Glossy

Soul by SoulCycle originally launched at Nordstrom and continues to be sold there, but Gogolak said the company’s focus going forward will be DTC retail. “It’s really grown a lot in the last two years,” Gogolak said of the company’s retail division. “With a direct-to-consumer model, product comes first.

The truth about CBD: the hemp wellness market is worth £300 million -should you be buying into it?

Its makers aren’t allowed to trumpet its health benefits, so why is CBD seen as a cure-all by a growing legion of fans? It’s a sunny afternoon in Somerset, and I’m standing in a two-acre field of cannabis. The plants don’t smell particularly potent; they’re gangly creatures that look like a cross between a nettle and a fern.


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