Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Boutique fitness operator 1Rebel is looking to expand its London portfolio – as well as enter the Australian wellness market. With a recently secured £6.6m investment from venture capital fund Codex Capital under its belt, 1Rebel plans to add to its existing five clubs in the UK capital.
CB Insights has dubbed 2019 “the year of getting closer to the consumer,” predicting that the next year will see brands and corporations seek a more direct connection with consumers through e-commerce platforms and personalization.
On the heels of hemp legalization, regulators have fired a ‘warning shot’ to the $1 billion CBD industry
Earlier in December, Trump signed the US Farm Bill into law. It legalizes hemp, a plant that’s roughly identical to marijuana and is a key source of the highly touted wellness ingredient CBD. Hours after the law was passed, regulators released a statement emphasizing their power to police CBD retailers, which already make up a roughly $1 billion industry.
Dawn Ostroff, chief content officer for Spotify, and Jack Davis, cofounder and CEO of Crypt TV, discuss how to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to media trends, the importance of understanding the differences between gen-Z and millennials, and creating content for specific social platforms.
As 2018 draws to a close, many businesses are wrapping up plans for the new year. And while workplace wellness is a lot higher on the agenda than it has been in the past, there is one aspect of it that may not be getting the attention it deserves.
London’s Paddington district will be the location for the first property under the new Inhabit Hotels brand next year. Scheduled to open in the summer of 2019, Inhabit London will be housed within six townhouses “off a quaint Paddington mews”, with interiors “fusing Scandinavian design influences with traditional British heritage and touches of Eastern flair”.
Let’s just say it: 2018 came with its fair share of garbage-fire headlines. But if we could all kick back to watch a sequence of the highlights of 2018, we’d also find plenty to celebrate: We nominated a record number of women to serve in Congress.
Technology’s impact on both fitness and gaming has been steadily increasing, but it has rarely attempted to combine the two in any impactful way. That may have changed, though, as a startup out of London looks to fuel the increasing demand for both of these interests with a large new funding round.