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Casper Won’t Rest Until It Becomes the ‘Nike of Sleep’

Casper Won’t Rest Until It Becomes the ‘Nike of Sleep’

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Casper wants to dominate all things sleep, but there are so many companies in the space that the mattress maker will likely struggle to win over the whole category.

8 months ago

The Future Is Female When It Comes to Wellness Adventure Travel

The Future Is Female When It Comes to Wellness Adventure Travel

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Empowerment, connection, and an adrenaline rush are drawing women to women-only wellness trips. The trend appears to have a few years of staying power, but smart marketing could make it last longer.

9 months ago

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Wellness for Business Travel Is an Uphill Slog

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It only makes sense that business travel — including meetings and conventions — would incorporate more aspects of the wellness movement. While industrywide changes are happening, it’s debatable whether they’ve made a real impact on the lives of business travelers yet.

9 months ago

A New Wellness Hotel Gambles on Las Vegas

A New Wellness Hotel Gambles on Las Vegas

Leslie Barrie, Skift

It’s difficult to say whether a wellness-themed hotel in Las Vegas can really take off. If the current state of the wellness industry is any indicator, the odds are (sort of) good.

9 months ago

The Traditional Spa Experience Is Changing — and Welcoming More Men

The Traditional Spa Experience Is Changing — and Welcoming More Men

Leanne Italie, Associated Press

On the heels of the wellness movement, it's about time the spa industry updated its offerings to modern consumer tastes and veer more gender-neutral in the process.

9 months ago

It’s Good to Be in the Boutique Fitness Business, at Least for Now

It’s Good to Be in the Boutique Fitness Business, at Least for Now

Leslie Barrie, Skift

The fitness industry is thriving — especially high-end boutique studios. But those will likely be the hardest hit if a recession strikes. If and when that happens, you can expect luxury fitness studios to shutter.

9 months ago

Wellness Arrives at the Airport Terminal

Wellness Arrives at the Airport Terminal

Leslie Barrie, Skift

The travel industry is trying to offer more wellness-related services, so it’s no surprise that airlines and airports want in. But whether they can really make the flying experience more relaxing is another story.

9 months ago

New Ways Hotels Are Cashing In on the Sleep Economy

New Ways Hotels Are Cashing In on the Sleep Economy

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Travelers are thinking more about their sleep habits than ever before. The hospitality industry has taken note and is now trying to find more innovative ways to help guests snooze. But will this push really help drive bookings?

10 months ago

Wellness Targets the Nightlife

Wellness Targets the Nightlife

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Millennials and Gen Z don’t want to kill festivals and clubs with their wellness wants, but they do want the event spaces to keep up with the changing times.

10 months ago

The Highs and Lows of a Growing Wellness Beverage Market

The Highs and Lows of a Growing Wellness Beverage Market

Leslie Barrie, Skift

A new wave of drinks is coming to market — and aiming to supplant predecessors that have less of a wellness edge.

10 months ago

When a Meditation App Becomes a Billion-Dollar Business

When a Meditation App Becomes a Billion-Dollar Business

Leslie Barrie, Skift

There’s no denying that meditation is on the rise in the U.S., and companies want in on the upswing. Not only are the big players getting more funding but so too are startups, which might be able to carve out their own niches.

10 months ago

CBD Beauty Coming to a Retail Store Near You

CBD Beauty Coming to a Retail Store Near You

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Some companies have started stocking CBD beauty products, even if it might be outside their wheelhouse. Given the hype around the trend, we can expect more partnerships between CBD and beauty brands to come.

11 months ago