Welltodo Today: This Fitness App Raised $75M, Wellness Takes Flight, Plant-Based Products


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

AllTrails gets $75M to keep hikers happy

The app for hiking enthusiasts just secured a big round of capital that will help it map more trails worldwide. AllTrails has raised $75 million, led by Spectrum Equity, which has taken a majority stake in the company in the process.

Lessons From Singapore Airlines’ Relaunch Of The World’s Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines has applied its previous experience with the 19-hour route from Singapore to Newark to optimize the economics and design a restful and enjoyable passenger experience. Here’s what Qantas will want to take note of as it considers even longer flights.

5 young female entrepreneurs share advice on starting a business

We’ve all been there: A brilliant idea pops into your head, and you just know executing it will completely transform the world. (Okay, maybe it’ll simply help you pay off your student loans.) But while it’s one thing to have a genius thought, it’s an entirely different story to take a risk and actually do something about it-especially when you don’t have a business degree.

Study reveals British shopper interest in plant-based diets – FoodBev Media

One in two (52%) of British grocery shoppers say they either follow or are interested in following a plant-based diet, according to new research from IGD. This rises to 68% for 18-24 year olds who say they either follow or are interested in following a plant-based diet, whether it be vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian.

Glanbia acquires SlimFast from Kainos Capital in $350m deal – FoodBev Media

Glanbia has acquired weight management brand SlimFast from Kainos Capital for $350 million as it expands its performance nutrition portfolio. The deal also includes SlimFast’s sister company HNS. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, SlimFast offers products such as sweet and savoury snacks, iced coffee, and meal replacement shakes and smoothies.

Fitness equipment comparison site launched in UK

An online platform has been launched that enables health and fitness operators to access quotes and compare costs and equipment from a range of manufacturers. FitnessCompared.co.uk creates quotes using the operator’s specifications and like for like comparisons of its featured suppliers.

September: Little Black Book Of Health, Beauty And Wellness Practitioners

September seems to be a time where people press reset. A time where people set new goals and expectations, a time to finish those last few things before rounding off another year. Here’s a look at some of the incredible people I have met, the places I have been and the therapies I have tried.

Men’s Athleisure Boutique Provides Customers With Luxury Performance Apparel

The activewear boutique in downtown Manhattan caters to consumer demand for fine yet sweat-worthy apparel, and even offers a wellness counter for men Preview, a recently-opened men’s activewear boutique in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, aims to appeal to athleisure-inclined customers, selling primarily high-end, performance-enhancing brands that cater to luxurious workouts and lifestyles centered around fitness.


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