Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
‘In a technology-enthused world, consumers are used to having things at the touch of their fingertips. Restaurants seem antiquated by comparison – but all that’s about to change,’ says Rajat Suri, chief executive of the California-based tech company E La Carte, whose cutting-edge tablets are coming to restaurants and pubs in the UK soon.
The owner of Britain’s biggest fitness clubs operator has picked banks to steer it through a sale that could value it at up to £600m, less than a year after abandoning a lucrative stock market flotation. Sky News understands that Pure Gym’s main shareholder, CCMP Capital Advisors, has hired Harris Williams and Jefferies to oversee an auction of the company.
Conservatives used to own the idea of conservation - and could, again. There’s nothing in right wing ideology to prevent investment in conservation-minded enterprise. These days, however, the divide is so deep that even otherwise staunch conservatives who challenge the party line are suspect: Hostility toward climate activism cost Ingliss his seat in 2010.
SINGAPORE: All True Fitness and True Spa centres in Malaysia have ceased operations from Saturday (Jun 10), a day after the fitness chain announced its closure in Thailand. “The past few years have proved challenging, and unfortunately the businesses are no longer financially viable due to evolving market conditions,” said True Fitness in a statement on its Malaysia website.
Lululemon witnessed a tough start to 2017, as the company’s stock price fell by almost 25% on the back of disappointing store comp sales and slowing e-commerce momentum. Despite the troubled start, the company seems to have turned things around in the second quarter.
If you’re no stranger to Goop, you know that luxurious gift guides, vaginal steaming and conscious uncoupling have long been de rigueur at Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website. Given the actress-turned-entrepreneur’s active move into the health and wellness space (she recently launched a series of tailored vitamins), it’s no surprise Paltrow tested her first summit in the gluten-free city of Los Angeles Saturday.
I know what you’ve been thinking. If only your yoga pants could talk, life would be so much better. Well, now they can. For just $299 (which is basically $300), you will be able to buy yoga pants with vibrating sensors that may tell you how to adjust your form while doing yoga.