Today’s key global wellness news articles from around the world, impacting the industry and influencing the business of wellness.
Amazon has launched a new grocery pick-up service at Whole Foods Market stores, which will allow Amazon Prime members to order and pick up groceries within an hour. The service will initially be available from Whole Foods Stores in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, though the company said that it will be introduced to other cities throughout 2018.
Whisper it softly so the suited and booted corporate boys don’t hear. The truth is there has never been a better time to be a food and bev challenger brand. I might even venture to say we’re about to see the dawn of the small brand.
CBD oil’s been making a splash on the wellness scene this year. It makes sense-cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, offers a myriad of potential health effects. Research shows that CBD helps ease anxiety , reduces inflammation , and might be an effective treatment for acne , among dozens of other promised benefits.
The Cycle Charcoal, “toxins” and other forms of nonsense are the backbone of the wellness-industrial complex. Before we go further, I’d like to clear something up: Wellness is not the same as medicine. Medicine is the science of reducing death and disease, and increasing long and healthy lives.
Is there a gympocalypse in the works akin to the one happening in retail? Perhaps that’s a little dramatic, but what’s clear is that more players than ever, from Peloton to ClassPass, are causing upheaval in the classic gym space thanks to new fitness streaming models.