Welltodo Today: Turmoil At Lululemon? Safe Sex Through A Wellness Lens, The Plant-Based Brand Causing A Stir

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

Hungryroot co-founder’s new venture, Noops, a plant-based pudding startup, raises another $2M

Just two months after securing $2 million in pre-seed funding, plant-based pudding startup Noops is announcing an additional $2 million round led by Lerer Hippeau. The Long Island-based company was founded in 2019 by Hungryroot co-founder Gregory Harry Struck after he adopted a plant-based diet while battling cancer.

Insiders at Mirror say its CEO’s resignation comes amid internal turmoil for the Lululemon-owned brand, including a ‘buggy’ product and post-acquisition disarray

Mirror CEO Brynn Putnam stepped down this week just 14 months after Lululemon acquired the company. Insiders say there has been skepticism about the brand’s long-term strategy under Lululemon. They detailed a “buggy” product and an internal disorganization that remains a source of tension.

Peloton bike loans peddled to eager Wall Street buyers

Peloton Interactive LLC updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Peloton Interactive LLC news. Wall Street has found a way to tap in to some of the safest consumers in the US: slices of debt backed by bundles of loans for people buying the popular Peloton fitness bike.

Megan Thee Stallion partners with Nike to share her fitness journey

Megan Thee Stallion has joined forces with Nike in a bid to empower women on their fitness journeys. The “Hot Girl Summer” singer revealed her new relationship with the sports brand on Thursday, sharing a video which speaks about her own experience with sports and fitness.

iPlaySafe: New App Securely Shares Sexual Health Status | Stylus

One in five Americans have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) (CDC, 2021), but embarrassment around STI status prevents many consumers from talking about them publicly. UK start-up iPlaySafe hopes to tackle this taboo, by allowing people to securely share their sexual health status with partners via its new at-home test kit and paired app.

Plant-based menu items are infiltrating fast food – and meat-eaters are all over them

As plant-based items infiltrate fast food, chains offer everything from Impossible Whoppers to McPlants. But while only 15% of self-identified vegans or vegetarians have tried plant-based fast food, 40% of meat-eaters have. If plant-based foods can rival the taste and cost of meat, a Beyond Meat spokesperson told Insider, “we think very few consumers wouldn’t opt for that.”

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