Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
In February, crystals colonised Tucson. They spread out over carparks and gravel lots, motel courtyards and freeway footpaths, past strip malls and burger bars. Beneath tents and canopies, on block after block, rested every kind of stone imaginable: the opaque, soapy pastels of angeline; dark, mossy-toned epidote; tourmaline streaked with red and green.
Venus Williams is continuing her wellness investing streak with an investment in Zeel, an on-demand massage business. As part of the deal, Williams is joining the company’s board and will help Zeel roll its sports stretching and massage offerings deeper into the professional athlete community.
The Body Shop is going back to the future with a UK concept store that aims to return to the activist roots of its late founder, the environmental and human rights campaigner Anita Roddick.
Casper wants to help you get in the mood to sleep even before you lie down on one of its beds. The mattress startup is launching a new line of gummies to help you catch some Zs with three other letters-CBD.
Free People wants to be a serious wellness brand. Starting this fall, the brand will ramp up its activewear line, FP Movement, launched in 2015, and also start carrying more wellness products in stores and online. In addition, it plans to bring a wellness focus to most of its 136 stores and ensure that any new stores have space for workout classes.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is partnering with urban farming platform Infarm to sell fresh produce grown and harvested in its stores. The UK retailer is now growing a range of fresh herbs – including basil, mint, parsley and coriander – at its newly re-opened Clapham Junction store in London, with Infarm vertical farming units set to roll out to a further six London stores by the end of the year.