Welltodo Today: The WeWork For Therapists Raises $8 million, Nestlé Launches Plant-Based Drinks, Sexual Wellness Brand Sustain Acquired


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

Wellbeing goes with Glastonbury territory | Letters

So Alex Holbrook attributes a “change” at the Glastonbury festival to the “wellbeing” movement (Festival-goers swap drink and drugs for wellness highs, 3 August), as this year at Glasto at the Humblewell area they “did lots of spiritual and wellbeing stuff”. My cup overflows with thanks.

Singapore Airlines focuses on wellness cuisine – Business Traveller

Keeping itself in sync with changing dietary preferences of modern travellers, Singapore Airlines is now focusing on offering “wellness cuisine” to flyers. As part of this initiative, the airline has collaborated with Singapore-based wellness house Como Shambhala, where the latter’s world-famous wellness cuisine will be integrated into inflight menus for passengers to enjoy.

Alma, the WeWork for therapists, gets $8 million to draw ‘soulfulness into the world’

With growing mental health concerns in the United States, the tech industry continues to search for a solution to get more people in front of therapists and modernize the experience.

The Drug Store opens CBD retail space in London

CBD is undoubtedly one of the biggest wellness buzzwords of the moment, but until now it hasn’t been easy to confidently buy into, as a minefield of legal legislation has left many brands restricted to the United States – not to mention the myriad myths surrounding safe usage.

Feminist sexual wellness brand Sustain just got acquired by Grove

In 2013, Jeffrey Hollander, founder of Seventh Generation, launched a new sexual wellness company called Sustain Natural with his daughter Meika Hollender, who would become CEO. In a world where condoms are largely marketed to men, they wanted to create a brand that put women first.

Nestlé Launches Plant-Based Frothy Coffee In UK

Nestlé has launched three plant-based frothy coffees in the UK. The drinks, which fall under the Nescafé Gold brand, are all certified by The Vegan Society. The range, which the company describes as the world’s first plant-based soluble coffee mixes, includes almond, oat, and coconut lattes.

Planet Fitness to Accelerate Store Openings

Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT) reported second-quarter financial results on Aug. 6. The gym franchiser is enjoying solid increases in sales and profits, prompting it to boost its growth forecast for 2019. Data source: Planet Fitness. Members are flocking to the company’s gyms. It added approximately 400,000 net new members during the second quarter.


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