Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Just a few years ago, delivering packages containing premeasured ingredients to be assembled into meals was a novel one. But now venture capitalists and other investors are losing their appetites.
A growing obsession with image and healthy living is driving more students and millennials to sign up for gym memberships, according to The Gym Group. The popularity of social media apps such as Instagram and Snapchat has created the so-called selfie generation, teenagers and twenty-somethings obsessed with image and healthy eating.
2017 was another record year for food and drink acquisitions with 727 transactions registered in the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database, an average of almost 14 each week. The total is 113 more than in 2016 and 40% higher than five years ago. The number has increased each year apart from a dip in 2013.
This story is from The Business of Wellness, an episode of Business Daily presented and produced by Elizabeth Hotson. To listen to more radio from the BBC World Service, please click here . Welcome to a new year – and perhaps, a ‘new you’.
When I first went freelance last year, moving from my beloved, snug-as-a-bug New York City East Village apartment (and 35-minute, two-subway-transfer office commute) to a lofty space in Chicago’s Wicker Park, the nerves surrounding my newfound boss status were systematically soothed by a sense of control that I suddenly felt over daily workflow-not to mention my actual work zone.
No longer is society remaining silent on typically taboo or under-represented issues. For brands that are bold and brave enough to tap into these conversations, the rewards are many. This is according to Christian Ward, our head of Media & Marketing, who recently commissioned Tackling Taboos – a trend report that explores how brands are becoming unafraid to talk honestly about difficult subjects.